Moss is a Viking, Darrelle Revis is Still Talking Trash About Him
Just a side note from the Randy Moss trade saga: the first opponent he’ll face as a member of the Minnesota Vikings is the New York Jets. Part of the Bill Belichick conspiracy? Never know. One thing we do know is that Darrelle Revis isn’t going to treat Moss any differently now that he’s left Revis’ arch rival. In fact, it would appear Revis still has minimal respect for the Vikings’ new weapon. Here’s what he told Jets reporters about Moss, via the Boston Herald:
In the second half (in Week 2), you could tell (Moss) was putting his foot on the brake,” Revis told Jets reporters, including the Record’s J.P. Pelzman. “Everybody knows that’s Randy. Sometimes he plays 100 percent, sometimes he doesn’t. You can tell. …. You saw it that game.”
Revis is right. That is certainly common knowledge about Moss. But Darrelle’s hamstring injury has kind of been a safety net for him this season with regard to Moss. He called Moss a slouch in the off-season and Moss responded by burning him for one of the best catches of the year week two. Turns out Revis’ hamstring was bothering him. Now, the Jets corner is talking smack about Moss again and once again, his status for Monday night’s game is uncertain.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Vikings want to welcome back The Freak with a bang on Monday night. Unfortunately, he probably won’t get the credit he deserves if he torches Revis for the second time in three games.