New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss addresses the media during his on-field interview on Friday, August 15, 2008 at Gillette Stadium.
Q: What made you decide to re-sign with the New England Patriots?
RM: First and foremost, we have some unfinished business. I like the camaraderie around here, especially in the locker room and on the field. They have a great group of guys in the locker room. I think that is all you can ask for. Coach [Bill] Belichick understands football and understands his players. He puts us together as one and we come together as a team. That is something you can respect playing in this profession and in this league.
Q: As much success as the offense had last year, how excited are you to get back on the field?
RM: Well, I am actually kind of nervous. The reason why is because of what we did last year as a whole unit. We are going to try and come out and put points on the board. That is what we are coached and asked to do. The expectations and bar are set so high here. Not by you all [media] or the fans but just by the coaches and the team. We have high expectations for this offense and this team as a unit. With what we did last year, I don't think we can live and dwell off that because that was last year. Like I said before there is a little bit of nervousness because of how high the bar is set here.
Q: Tom Brady said earlier this week that he felt you guys were way ahead of where you all were at last year at this point. What do you think about that?
RM: The good thing that I can say about our offense, and I am speaking for myself, is that you have guys who came in a little late last year with [Jabar] Gaffney, myself, Chad Jackson was hurt last year and [Wes] Welker came in last year. For us to have a whole off-season and training camp under our belts to really understand the offense is scary. That is why I say I am nervous because there is really no telling what we are going to do. The bar is set high and we will see what happens.