In what will likely go down as the most entertaining postgame press conference this season, Patriots receiver Randy Moss spoke at length -- for nearly 14 minutes, sometimes philosophically, sometimes contentiously -- about his contract situation and his current frame of mind after the Patriots' 38-24 victory. Here are the opening comments in full from Moss, who did not speak to the media during training camp. This also includes a partial Q&A after he completed his statement; the full Q&A will be posted shortly:
Randy Moss: "We're not going to wait on everybody, but before I get to questions, man, I'd like to say something. You know, I've been here for three years, this is my fourth season. And I understand the business, the nature, and I understand you all have a job to do.
"When it comes to football, I take my job seriously, as I've said time and time again. And I think there's . . . I don't really want to say here in the organization, but I think here in the area, I think here in the New England area a lot of people don't want to see me do good. The reason why, I really don't know, I really don't care. But I just want to let you all know, you are the ones doing all the writing, you have the pad and ink, and I don't have anything. Anything that I may say will get blown out of proportion. I think earlier in the week I got asked a question about me being here and being unhappy. And me being unhappy doesn't have nothing to do with me toning my game down. I'm here, and I understand my role. My role is to take the ball deep and take the top off the defense. And I think earlier in the we