An interesting note mentioned in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning on former Patriots receiver Randy Moss.
Moss, who joined the 49ers this season, has apparently said that he won’t be speaking to the media this week leading up to his second return to New England since being traded away midseason to the Vikings back in 2010.
As fate would have it, Moss came back weeks later after the transaction with Minnesota for a 28-18 loss later that year, and reportedly criticized the coaching staff for not heeding his advice regarding certain plays he felt the Patriots were going to use.
He also made some additional comments after the game that ended up getting him in trouble with not only his coaches, but also several of his teammates.
“I’m definitely down that we lost this game. I didn’t expect we’d lose this game,” Moss said. “I don’t know how many more times I’ll be in New England again. But I leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute: ‘I love you guys. I miss you. I’m out.’ ”
What he didn’t realize is those comments ended up being part of the reason he was ‘out’ of Minnesota just days later.
Sunday night he’ll be coming back for a huge game for the 49ers in front of a national audience. It’s a game San Francisco needs, and one they’re definitely depending on him to play well for. So far this season he has 21 catches for 326 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Looking back, the last time he played in Foxboro he caught one pass for 8 yards. Hopefully New England’s defense will make him just as ineffective this time around as well.