Everyone’s been so busy trying to peer inside the mind of Brett Favre that we’ve forgotten all about our other occasionally prima donna-ish headcase offensive Hall-of-Famer. And how is Randy Moss doing, you ask? Just fine, according to Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
Per Tom Pelissero, Bevell says Moss “understands why his production has been limited” and “is fine with being a decoy if he’s doubled.” Bevell continues, “He’s not a guy sitting there saying, ‘Hey, I don’t care how many guys are open, give me the ball.’”
So, as far as we know, Moss is not pouting. He is still refusing to speak to the local media however…and I think everyone saw that gesture he made in the general direction of Brad Childress at the end of the first half Sunday when the Vikings could’ve taken one more shot down the field and didn’t.
Maybe Moss isn’t openly pouting, but he’s clearly not entirely happy either. I personally think that Moss is just riding this thing out, knowing he isn’t going to be back in Minnesota next year anyway. If Brett Favre gets it together and starts making magic with him, fine; if not, fine too.
I also now half-suspect that Moss thinks there’s a chance he could land back in New England next season. Inside Moss’ mind may lurk the notion that the Pats will struggle the rest of the year without him, and come banging on his door at season’s end, offering a three-year deal. Of course this is a ludicrous idea – New England is done with him – but, as we know, Randy doesn’t always operate on the same wavelength as the rest of humanity. He may be holding out hope of a return to Tom Brady’s loving arms, meaning he isn’t particularly keen on the idea of getting banged up for the lost-cause Vikings.