After receiver Randy Moss said earlier this week that he was “feeling not wanted” by the Patriots as he enters the last year of his contract, quarterback Tom Brady was asked this morning if Moss has shared those feelings with him.
“Randy is my lockermate, he’s one of my great friends on the team, he and I have a lot of conversations that are certainly very personal to the two of us,” Brady said during his regularly scheduled appearance on sports radio WEEI on the Dennis & Callahan Show. “This is his third team that’s he’s been on. He knows what the business is.
“He also knows what he can bring to the team. He’s a great player. We’re better for having Randy Moss on the team. What he does for us on a weekly basis, in practice and in the game, there is probably no other player in the history of the game that can do it. You talk about compartmentalizing. That guy can compartmentalize.
“He plays with his heart and I think he’s misunderstood from time to time. He’s a great teammate and I really love having him.”
Brady was asked if he’d like to have Moss return to the team in 2011.
“I would love to have him, of course I would,” he responded. “It’s not my decision. I think this is something that is out of every player’s control. I would love to have Logan [Mankins], I would love to have some other players who have been extremely important to our team.
“Randy is important, was important, will be important, especially from my standpoint as a quarterback, I love Randy and I’d love to play with him for a long time.”