Randy Moss: Former New England Patriots Receiver Realizes Grass Not Greener

Deborah HortonContributor IMarch 17, 2011

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It never ceases to amaze me how many times people continue to think the grass is greener somewhere else.

Ex-Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is no exception, apparently. It appears he has come to realize that the grass was green when he left the Patriots and now he wants to go back.

I've long held the belief that every action and every choice made comes with a consequence. If you make a good choice, more likely than not, you or someone else will have a good consequence because of that choice.

If you make a bad one, most likely you or someone else you affected will have a bad consequence. Randy Moss is now being visited by the bad consequence of the bad choice he made.

Moss thought that he had to get off the Patriots. He felt they weren't paying him his due compensation or something equally ridiculous. So he began to search for greener pastures.

He thought he had found them in the Minnesota Vikings and Brett Favre. Soon after he left, he realized the Vikings and Favre were not all that and a bag of chips—and the Vikings realized an unhappy Moss is not something you want on your team, much the same way the Patriots realized the same thing.

Thus, Minnesota released Moss and he was picked up by the Titans—a team that proceeded to implode from the top down, leaving Moss adrift in a sea of decidedly less-green grass than he had in New England.

Lo and behold, Moss now claims he wants to return to the grass that was never less green—the Patriots. Moss said on Wednesday, "If you're asking me where my heart and where I'm happy is, I love playing with Tom Brady. I love being coached by Bill Belichick."

Of course, he realized this AFTER he threw away that very thing he claims to love so much. It's kind of like a kid throwing away a favorite toy, but then after watching another kid have fun with it, they want it back.

Moss will be a free agent once the new CBA is in place.

"Wherever it is, I just want somebody to respect what I do," Moss said. "The loyalty that I believe in, man, I think that teams that I play for...I just like loyalty, and I want that around me. Whoever wants me, that's where I'm going to play at." He also threw in the Cleveland Browns, the Vikings and Seahawks as potential possessors of greener grass but emphasized his heart remains with the Patriots.

Moss, who turned 34 last month, might not be something the Patriots are interested in.

Given that Moss reportedly had a verbal altercation with Patriots play-caller Bill O'Brien at halftime of their Week 4 victory over the Miami Dolphins and that that altercation led to his ouster from the team, some fences would have to be mended if the Patriots were to consider Moss again.

Perhaps some mowing of the grass that was always greener might be in order as well.