Randy Moss not happy with Vikings letting Patterson wear number 84
Man oh man. Randy Moss may have just lost a few points in my book after some comments he made on Fox during it’s NFL Broadcasts yesterday.
Moss, as everyone knows was a hell of a receiver for the Minnesota Vikings and had an illustrious career. Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t control his mouth and that got him bounced from team to team at the end.
During his career he wore number 84 most of the time, and he’s not too pleased with the Vikings for allowing rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to do the same.
“First of all, that’s disrespectful, to give a rookie my number,” Moss said, via ProFootballTalk. “I don’t really believe in numbers, but I think that from a professional standpoint, I did make that number. And for them to give him that number, he hasn’t proven anything yet. But, hey, what can I say, I’m just Randy Moss sitting here in the studio.”
First of all, why does it matter? The number isn’t retired – and players have worn the number since Moss has left, why is it such a big deal now? Because Patterson is a rookie? I just don’t get it.
Patterson was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of April’s draft from Tennessee where he had 46 receptions for 778 yards and five scores last season. The Vikings hope that translates to the NFL and he can be a dominant force. He’s a project for now, but can eventually emerge as one of the league’s best with his freakish 6′-2″, 220 frame.
Maybe in two or three years we’ll be writing about Moss saying that it’s a privilege he once wore the number of Cordarrelle Patterson, rather than questioning the kid.
And Randy, if you end up reading this – please stop with talking nonsense while you’re ahead. Don’t make everyone hate you like we hate Warren Sapp as an analyst.
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