1500ESPN.com wrote that Moss “implied that coaches didn’t heed his game-planning advice, jabbed Brad Childress for passing up a go-ahead field goal late in the first half and all but begged the New England Patriots to re-sign him in the offseason.”
Here are some excerpts from the press conference:
“To the New England Patriots fans, that ovation at the end of the game — that really felt heartwarming. I think I actually shedded a tear for that. But like I said, man, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster this whole week. I tried to prepare. Tried to talk to the players and coaches about how this game was going to be played and a couple tendencies here, couple tendencies here. The bad part about it — you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over to me and say, ‘Dag, 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.
“I can’t really say enough about this team, this organization. I met with Ms. Kraft before the game, because I really didn’t have a chance to talk to her before I left, and I just thanked Ms. Kraft for the opportunity to let me be a part of something special. The New England Patriots has always been a special organization and I’ve always watched from afar, and when I got drafted by Minnesota (in 1998), and I think I said this a couple weeks ago, I felt obligated to try to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota. And this season’s still not over.
“Do I know what next season and the future’s going to bring? No, I do not. But all I can say is, man, it’s a lot of work that we leave on the field each day. It’s a lot of film study that we leave in that room each day. I know how hard these guys work here in New England, and (all) that I really tried to do is take what the best coach in football history has brought upon me, or the knowledge that he’s given me about the game of football, and I tried to just sprinkle it off to the guys the best way I know how.”
Now he knows what the future will bring: a different uniform.
For the rest of the transcript, go to 1500ESPN.com.
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