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    Moss Growing Into New Role As Mentor by Christopher Price of WEEI

    Hard to imagine now, but just a couple years ago there were many on this board who were more excited about the trade for Doug Gabriel than the trade for Randy Moss. And right about this time two years ago there were some - fueled by speculation from Tomase and Florio - that thought Moss would be cut before the start of the 2007 season.
     
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    Wonderful.

    How confident do you have to be to tell the team-mate you're competing with "this is what you're doing that is giving me trouble" or "this is what is helping me"? I suppose that being one of the greatest receivers ever to play the game must help ...
     
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    It looks like all Moss ever wanted is to be on a winning team with a menality and attitude to the game that matches his. Now he's found it he seems to be flourishing in the enviroment. The part I liked is what Faulk said about Randy telling them when to raise their hands for the catch so you dont alert the DB to the flight of the ball too quickly, those tiny details are what make him a great reciever.
     
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    I've always heard rookies who've played with Moss say how helpful he is.
     
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    Someone here in a camp report described Brady and Moss taking Edelperson aside and spending 2 on 1 personal time with the rook prior to game one. Good TC report catch!

    And great article with insight Chris!!! 5 stars.
     
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    Excellent piece! This shows a side of Moss that needs to be out there more. Great job Chris. Also an example of unselfish players who want to help each other in order to win. Kevin Faulk, who has caught more passes than any other Patriot (I believe) is still trying to improve. Impressive.
     
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    For now, at least. . . .
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    Oh right how could I make that mistake! Most catches for a back then?
     
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    Sí.

    (1) Troy Brown
    (2) Stanley Morgan
    (3) Ben Coates
    (4) Kevin Faulk
    And, BTW . . .
    (10) Wes Welker
    (22) Randy Moss
     
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    That was an insightful part of this article. I wonder how many teams get do this to the level the pats do.
     
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    Give WWW another year....
     
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    . . . and he might move into sixth place.

    1 Troy Brown WR 557
    2 Stanley Morgan WR 534
    3 Ben Coates TE 490
    4 Kevin Faulk RB 380
    5 Irving Fryar WR 363
    6 Terry Glenn WR 329
    7 Gino Cappelletti WR 292
    8 Jim Colclough WR 283
    9 Tony Collins RB 261
    10 Wes Welker WR 223
     
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    Thanks guys. After hearing that stuff from Kevin (who might be Moss's best friend on the team), I felt like this is an overlooked part of who Moss is as a teammate. I appreciate the kind words....
     
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    Thanks for the column Chris. It's unfortunate for Moss that nobody in the national media picks up on information such as this, and he ends up stuck with the (negative) image he was stereotyped with from several years ago.
     
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    jeez if Welker keeps up his current pace he'll have the record about 3 years
     
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    Wow! Moss as a role model and mentor! Good for him!
     
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    Good for Moss! Good read.
     
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    My wife went from watching every Brady postgame with panting looks to being a huge fan of Moss' postgame interviews. It's obvious the guy is intelligent and has a 'ya gotta be on the lookout for it' sense of humor, not unilke the Dark Lord of the Sith BB himself.
     
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    As much as I'd like to attribute Moss' actions strictly to the Pats, the fact is that right from the beginning that Moss has ALWAYS been a good teammate and lockerroom guy. Most of Moss' problems were media creations.

    For example he famous fake mooning of the the Packer crowd. What most people never heard was the traditionally a number of Packer fans would really moon the bus every time the Vikings came to Green Bay. If you think about it, Moss' "rebuttal" was kind of humorous and sort of in the spirit of the rivalry (BTW- does that count as 2 puns).

    His walking off the field with 2 seconds left in the game was also blown way out of proportion, and I thought so even then.

    Finally it must be great for Randy to have a true HOFer like himself on the same team, who has a similar work ethic and mind set, and best of all, Brady is the focus of the media, not Moss
     
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    Moss's reluctance to talk to the media is plain to see. They say that during 2007, he only started doing postgame press conferences because they were threatening to fine him. Whenever he does charity work, he never calls media attention to it. And he does a lot of charity work.

    People say he was so terrible in Oakland, but Nnamdi Asomugha said the same things about Moss that Belichick was saying about how he helps the cornerbacks.
     
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