On Saturday, one of the greatest players in NFL history was inducted into the Hall of Fame: Randy Moss. The wide receiver, who is arguably the most talented player the position has ever seen, spent three of his 14 years in the league with the New England Patriots, and naturally also mentioned the team during his speech at the induction ceremony.
Let’s take a look at his remarks:
On owner Robert Kraft:
Mr. Kraft, thank you for ignoring the noise and welcoming me with open arms. It was God’s will for us to be able to cross paths. And Mr. Kraft, the late Myra Kraft gave me a handshake and told me she was glad that I was here, and I wanted to thank you for personally finding out on your own if I was real or not.
On offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia:
Dante Scarnecchia, I want to thank you. One of the worst times in my career, I received a letter from you, telling me what you had learned from me and what an inspiration I was to you. And coach, that uplifted me so much, you have no idea. I was down and out, I wanted to leave the game. Scar, you talked me back into the game with that letter.
On head coach Bill Belichick:
Last but not least – I’m not going to forget about you. Bill Belichick, I’m not going to forget about you. I want to thank you for being a friend when it wasn’t always about football. You showed me how much I love the game, you challenged me every day to go out there and be great. You challenged me to be great, coach, and I’m sorry we did not bring it home.
While Dante Scarnecchia was not present for Moss’ induction, both Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick were – as were former Patriots Kevin Faulk and Vince Wilfork. And, considering the big number of Baltimore Ravens fans in attendance for Ray Lewis’ enshrinement, the two men were unsurprisingly met with boos when mentioned.
To watch the entire 17-minute clip of Moss entering the Hall of Fame, please follow this link: