It’s been a blur around Winter Park the last couple of days with the Vikings acquisition of WR Randy Moss still setting in for the organization and its fanbase. But after Moss’ 1st practice and press conference back in Minnesota, one thing is clear – he can still bring it.
And if Moss brings even half as much spark to the offense that he brought to his press conference on Thursday, the Vikings will be in great shape. The media contingent gathered at Winter Park for Thursday’s press conferences was the largest since perhaps Brett Favre’s 1st press conference as a Viking. Several times while speaking with the media, Moss had the gallery of reporters laughing after comical – and also candid – answers.
The general message from Moss was clear, though. He was enthusiastic about being back in Minnesota and he certainly looks forward to reinvigorating the tremendous relationship he had with the Vikings fanbase.
“I’m very fortunate to be back home where it all started,” Moss said. “It’s been a hectic last 48 hours and I didn’t really know what to expect. But I’m back home and it kinda feels weird knowing that I was just in New England trying to make things happen and then over night just get traded back home.
“I thought about this time and time again about how this thing was going to play out and ‘Is the love for me still here in Minnesota?’ But all I’ve been seeing is nothing but positive. So to all the Vikings fans that’s coming to that Metrodome, pull your 84 jerseys out. I think this is going to be a fun ride.”
As for his on-field experience on Thursday, Moss said it felt good to be out with his new teammates and that he’s kept an eye on this Vikings team in recent seasons.
“I’ve paid attention to the team and the success they’ve had over the years,” Moss explained, “and by bringing me back here I just want to see if we can get this thing done.”
Vikings fans have missed Moss and his playmaking abilities ever since he was traded to the Oakland Raiders after the 2004 season. And Moss indicated there was a part of him that missed Minnesota, too.
“I have strong faith,” Moss responded when asked if he ever envisioned being back in Minnesota as a Viking again. “I have a lot of faith in God that he’d put me in the right situation. I think me being traded from New England to here, I guess this was his plan. So I’m going to embrace it, take it in stride and hopefully bring it home.”
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