Is Favre Waiting To See If Moss Comes To Green Bay?
We've been here before--a year ago, in fact.
Brett Favre supposedly lobbied hard to have the Packers acquire Randy Moss in the late winter of 2007--Moss wore out his welcome in Oakland and could've been had for relatively little. Favre allegedly wanting another stud wideout to fling to, and thought Moss would fit the bill. Moss would end up with the New England Patriots, putting up incredible numbers in helping the Pats make it back to the Super Bowl.
It's the late winter of 2008, and here we go again. Favre on the retirement fence, Moss again available, and the rumor mill linking the two up one more time:
The same Boston Globe blogger reminds us of what Moss had to say about his dealings with the Packers a year ago:
If the Green Bay Packers were to take a run at Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss, as has been speculated, they might have to mend some fences first.
At the Super Bowl in February, Moss sounded less than thrilled with the team's approach to courting him last year, when he was seeking a trade from the Oakland Raiders.
Moss clearly has affection for Packers legend Brett Favre, but he didn't seem to like much else about the Packers, judging from his comments on Jan. 30.
"I think Brett Favre wanted to talk to me. I think I was tied up and unable to talk to him. Green Bay was in the picture, but things were told to me about maneuvering money around and making it a good fit," said Moss, when asked about the Pack's pursuit of him last off-season.
"The Packers were really talking about the wrong things, and not the right things. When they started talking more about the wrong things, I just hung up the phone and didn’t want to talk to them anymore. I thought at first it was something that could have worked, for the fact that Brett Favre was there, but I think as the conversations occurred throughout the day and the next day, I didn’t really want to go to Green Bay.”
Moss was pressed on what exactly those wrong things were and went into detail.
“They were just talking about their team concept and the wide receivers and Donald Driver," he said. "It was like they were telling me that they were going to somewhat take a chance on me but, ‘if you do come here, these are the things you have to watch out, and be on your best behavior, and Donald Driver is the top receiver here, so don’t come in and try to step on his toes,’ and things like that.
"I didn’t think that was right because my whole career I have been taken out of context sometimes, but at the end of the day all I wanted to do was win games. ...I didn’t really feel they wanted me. I felt that Brett Favre wanted me, but I didn’t really feel the Packers wanted me.”