Found February 16, 2012 on The Sport Mentalist:
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NFL teams take risks but when they do they prefer to takerisks with younger players. While there are those who believe Randy Moss isworth taking a risk on talent-wise, there is one thing that could potentiallyhold teams back: his attitude.
Terrell Owens has a reputation as a prima donna and a lockerroom cancer which is one of the reasons teams have been reluctant to take achance on him. Teams know that you won’t find many players that will work ashard as Owens and that the guy keeps himself in tremendous shape but teams arewary of his attitude.
What really hurts Owens is his combination of age (he’s 38),visibly declining skills, and the fact that he was coming off of a major injuryhis last season in the league. At this point in his career, no team wants toput up with Owens’ antics no matter how bad they are hurting at the widereceiver position.

So with that in mind, Moss didn’t help himself with histwitter tirade about former Minnesota Vikings’ teammate Cris Carter. Carter whois an analyst with ESPN commented that he believed Moss still possessed thespeed and talent to contribute for a team, but said he believed Moss was aquitter.
Moss has made some spectacular plays in his career; onehanded grabs, snatching a ball over defenders in traffic…but he has also displayeda lack of effort on numerous occasions during his career. Carter may have gonea little overboard in his assessment but he did have a valid point about Moss.
I mean this is a guy that played with Moss for four years inMinnesota. They played the same position and had a very intimate relationship.Moss even referred to Carter as a mentor in his tweet so if there is anybodywho would be qualified to comment on Moss as a player or a person it would beCarter.
But Moss handled the situation the same way he has handledcriticism in the past: he lashed out. One of the knocks on Moss throughout hiscareer has been a perceived lack of maturity which has been on display thisweek with his handling of Carter’s remarks.
If teams were suspicious about Moss’s occasional lack of effortthen they will definitely be apprehensive about his immature attitude. Forteams that may potentially consider pursuing Moss he has given them anotherreason to reconsider. 
Roosevelt Hall is an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and also writes for both The Penalty Flag and Outside The Redzone. He can be contacted at RHall_TPFB@Yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist<span style="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;"> and add him on Facebook Roosevelt Hall Thesportmentalist.
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