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Thu, 10/07/2010 - 9:45am  

Dennis: Moss' future concerned Pats most

WEEI's John Dennis of the Dennis & Callahan show said on Thursday morning that he spoke with several members of the Patriots organization, and that the Randy Moss trade was not a result of what Moss had previously done to strain relationships with the team and organization, but instead a result of what ownership and the coaches and players anticipated he might do in the future.

 

Dennis said that the organization looked at instances this year that previewed a downward turn for the wide receiver, such as the press conference after the Bengals game and the charity softball game in Florida. He said they viewed it as "Randy being Randy," sort of the way the Red Sox looked at Manny being Manny.

 

"Randy is gone, not because of anything he had done internally - in the locker, yelling, screaming, O'Brien, any of that - or on the practice field. But remarkably, in anticipation of what the organization believed he was about to do," Dennis said. 

 

Dennis also said that the same people within the organization told him that Tedy Bruschi's assertion on SportsCenter was both right and wrong. Bruschi said that Moss was becoming a growing pain in the locker room, and that it was time for the Patriots to move on. While Moss had not become a distraction off the field, Dennis said that it was time for the organization to move on, especially before Moss could have in fact become that inevitable distraction within the organization.

 

To hear the complete audio of Dennis & Callahan talking about the situation click here.

 

(Brandon Lawrence contributed to this report)




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