Moss has filed his retirement papers and more and more it seems like indeed he isn’t coming back.
I have some thoughts as why, that I will get to in a minute, but first here is what Moss had to say about a possible return to the New England Patriots.
Moss was back in the area Thursday, playing a round of golf at Bungay Brook Golf Club in Bellingham, when Dennis & Callahan producer Ian Meropol and WAAF morning show co-host Lyndon Byers caught up with him in the parking lot.
Meropol asked: “Any chance we’ll see you in Gillette, Randy?” Replied Moss: “No, I’m done.”
Added Moss: “I’m just here golfing, minding my business.”
Here is my theory. I think Moss knew that he simply didn’t have it anymore. Moss is a legendary player for various reasons. I don’t think he wanted to taint his legacy by being the 3rd or 4th receiver on a bad team.
He didn’t want to be Willie Mays in the outfield for the Mets.
He will get a muligan on last year when he was bounced around the league, but I think his ego wouldn’t let him come back knowing he wouldn’t be the Randy Moss of old.
Smart on his part if that is the case and I wish him well going forward. Better to leave a little early than too late.