Moss questions Vikings game plan in loss to Patriots

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: Minnesota Vikings

Throughout his career, Randy Moss has never been one to shy away from controversy, especially when his team is stuck in the middle of a losing season, and his comments after Minnesota’s disappointing 28-18 loss earlier today will definitely stoke the fires of discussion in the Twin Cities this week.

Moss went out of his way to talk about his love for the Patriots organization and in doing so, took a shot at his current coaches for ignoring his suggestions on the tendencies of New England on both sides of the ball.

“The bad part about it,” Moss said, “(is) you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day … they come over to me and say, ‘Dang, Moss, you was right about a couple plays and a couple schemes they were going to run.’

“It hurts as a player that you put a lot of hard work in all week, and toward the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that’s when they acknowledge about the hard work you put in throughout the week. That’s actually a disappointment.”

It’s doubtful that those comments will sit well with head coach Brad Childress or offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and while they aren’t likely to dole out much in the way of punishment this week, Moss has likely talked himself out of a contract extension with the Vikings for the time being.

Given his propensity to run half-hearted routes and refusal to do much in the way of blocking on running plays, the list of suitors for Moss’ services in the off-season could be limited at best, and if he wants to earn a final payday, Moss would be wise to keep his mouth shut going forward.

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