In a Wednesday morning interview, former Patriot wide receiver Randy Moss once again indicated that he would be open to a return to New England.
Speaking to Minnesota's KFAN, Moss was asked about his willingness to make another return to the Minnesota Vikings with former head coach Brad Childress having left the team last season. While Moss downplayed his enmity with Childress and said he would be willing to think about giving it another shot in Minnesota, he made it clear that his first choice would always be New England:
If you ask me where my heart is, I think just the success as a wide receiver and everything that the New England Patriots stand for ... I'm a big fan of Bill Belichick. I really am. And not just on the field. I'm a fan of his off the field, because the little grouchy man you see on camera is not what you see off camera. I've grown and I've started to respect the game, first and foremost. But if you're asking me where my heart is and I'm happiest, I love playing with Tom Brady, I love being coached by Bill Belichick.
Randy Moss' relationship with the New England Patriots has been, to say the least, complicated. While his first three years with the team seemed to show that Moss had puthis issues behind him, producing record-breaking results with Tom Brady in 2007, with his contract set to expire at the end of 2010, problems began to emerge. With his numbers down and claiming that he felt unwanted, Moss was quickly flipped to Minnesota for a third-round draft pick.
Of course, he was never really able to leave New England behind. His comments after the Vikings' Week 8 game against the Patriots would perhaps best be described as a love letter to his old team. Now, over four months later, it doesn't seem as though his feelings have changed.
It remains to be seen, however, whether the feeling is mutual or not. Moss' production was declining, and while he and Tom Brady were perhaps the greatest quarterback - wide receiver combination of all time in 2007, there are many who thought that Brady locked in too much on Moss, and that his return to spreading the ball out with Deion Branch was a major improvement.