If there is one thing that Randy Moss never misses, it's a perceived slight from an opponent. And in the hours since the Minnesota Vikings acquired him from the New England Patriots, two opponents have already provided quality fodder.
First up is New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who figures to match up with Moss frequently Monday night at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Revis told local reporters that Moss doesn't always run hard, a well-known fact that nevertheless figures to be noticed. Speaking about Moss' performance in last month's Jets-Patriots game, Revis said:
"In the second half, you could tell he was putting his foot on the brakes. I mean, everybody knows that's Randy. Sometimes he plays 100 percent, sometimes he doesn't."
Next: Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, whose team will host the Vikings in three weeks. According to Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Finley said Moss was "just another player."
Finley: "Moss is no concern here because we have the best receiving corps in the league. ... It's going to be alright. It's not going to be tough at all. I think we'll still take the NFC North. It's just another player."
We'll compare notes in a few weeks on that one.
*Update: Thanks to many of you who noted there was more to Finley's quote. Here is the rest: "My first reaction was that they got a great player. [Brett] Favre's going to have somebody to go to consistently, even if he's not even open. He's going to lay it up there. Hopefully. That's what I'd do."