By: Ian Logue
Randy Moss came back to New England to make sure Patriots owner Robert Kraft knew how much Myra Kraft meant to him during his tenure in New England. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
He may have only spent a few seasons with the Patriots, but apparently Randy Moss will always feel like he’s part of the family here in New England.
According to Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Moss flew up from Florida to New England to pay his respects to Robert Kraft after Myra Kraft passed away from cancer. Moss was reportedly nervous about his return, but he wanted Patriots owner Robert Kraft to know how much she meant to him.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
“Randy is a good friend of mine,” said Wilfork. “He called me and said, ‘Vince, I’m nervous about coming up. But I want to come. I shared a bond with her. I really want to be there.’ Guys who don’t know Randy, they’ll say he’s arrogant. But if he could have retired here, he would have. He came here for one reason and one reason only: He wanted to support the Kraft family.”
When Moss signed with the Patriots, Kraft brought him into his office and told him if he played for the Patriots, he’d always be in the Patriot family. So when he opened Moss’ sympathy card, he knew Moss remembered the family speech. Moss signed his sympathy card: “Randy Moss Kraft.”
Another interesting note by King is that he points out the only jewelry that Mr. Kraft wears is a pendant that was a gift from the Vince and his wife Bianca Wilfork, which they gave to him after learning that Mrs. Kraft had cancer.
One other note: Kraft does not wear rings or most other jewelry — except for one thing. He wears a silver circular pendant with a photo of he and his wife on their wedding day and the words “Cherish Love” engraved on the back. It was a gift from the Wilforks when they learned Myra Kraft had cancer.
“Mr. Kraft always liked it,” said Bianca Wilfork. “When he told us Myra was sick last year, we called our jeweler and had it made. It had a lot of significance, because he always told us, ‘Always keep what’s important close to you.’ You can have a million dollars, but if you don’t have love, you’re broke.”
Truer words have definitely never been spoken, and it just goes to show you why the Patriots made sure that barring unforseen circumstances, we’ll see Wilfork hopefully retire here in New England.