Randy Moss needs a reality check when it comes to comments about contract

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 12: Randy Moss  81 of the New England Patriots chats with teammates on the sidelines during the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on August 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

In an exclusive interview with CBSSports.com, this is what Randy Moss (who is entering the final year of his contract) had to say about not receiving an offer yet for a new deal:

“When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss said in an exclusive interview with CBSSports.com. “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling — feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down. I am speaking from an individual standpoint. I don’t know about Tom [Brady’s] or whoever else’s contract.

“I am a little older and understand the nature of the business — the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills. That’s the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted.”

Hey Randy, reality check, bud: If Tom Brady doesn’t have a new contract yet, then neither do you. So sit tight, show some patience and the Patriots will probably get around to you once the quarterback that has produced three Super Bowl rings gets his new deal.

I can certainly understand that Moss is uneasy going into the final year of his current deal without the guarantee of a contract beyond this season. And I also understand that he’s been highly productive over the last couple of years and thus, has earned a new contract offer.

But am I missing something here? Who was the guy that completely tanked in Oakland for two years before New England saved him? Oh, that was Randy Moss. Correct me if I’m wrong, but he still got paid for that monstrosity of an effort he put up with the Raiders, so excuse me for not shedding a tear for him because he doesn’t feel wanted.

New England has long taken the approach that players have to earn every single contract they receive. That means Moss may have to go out and catch another 75 balls this season in order to get a new deal. So be it. Like he said, he understands the business side of the NFL, so if that’s what he has to do then that’s what he has to do.

But not feeling wanted? Please. I wonder what the Raiders and there fans thought when they watched Moss give up on damn near every route in ran in 2005 and 2006.

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