Cris Carter says Randy Moss 'has more quit in him' than any superstar
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It's uncertain whether Randy Moss will return to the NFL, but the wide receiver's desire to play football again has managed to create a stir.
Cris Carter, who served as Moss' mentor when he entered the NFL in 1998, had some pointed comments about his former Minnesota Viking teammate on ESPN Radio on Tuesday.
Appearing on "Mike & Mike in the Morning," Carter did not question what type of shape Moss would be in entering training camp next summer. But the former standout wide receiver did express a concern that could be the reason why few teams would want to take a chance on Moss.
"The one thing you have to address with Randy Moss is not a conditioning thing," Carter said. "It's not an age thing. It needs to be addressed. I believe it's the elephant in the room. It's that thing called quit.
"And Randy, not like any other superstar I've met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players. So I need to address that. That's what [New England Patriots coach Bill] Belichick did when he brought him over from Oakland. He told him he wasn't going to have it.
"But Randy, when things don't go well, like no other player I've ever been around or associated with, he has a quit mechanism in him that's huge. That needs to be addressed before he signs with any team."
Vikings fans who remember Moss leaving the field early in 2004 with two seconds left in a game in Washington know exactly what Carter is talking about.
Nonetheless, Moss got wind of Carter's comments and tweeted the following to Carter: "its sad how u stroked ur own ego when u were suppose to b my mentor!then u wonder why karma bites u in the [butt]! #goodlukwhof"
That hastag means, good luck getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Carter is 0-for-5 in trying to get into the Hall, meaning Moss did not hesitate to hit back in a big way.
Moss later came back with a tweet that said, "Cc no matter I still luv u bruh."
Somehow it's difficult to believe that is true.