Randy Moss breaks down while discussing late coach Dennis Green

Posted: 16/06/2017 in NFL, Sports
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Few men made a more significant impact on Randy Moss’ life and career than his first NFL coach, Dennis Green.

With Moss back at the Minnesota Vikings‘ facility this week to celebrate his upcoming induction into their Ring of Honor, the all-time great receiver was asked Wednesday what he would say to Green, who died in July 2016, if he had the chance.

“I don’t know, man,” said Moss, before becoming overcome with emotion. “I was 6 years old playing this game. On draft day, I really don’t know why I was treated the way I was treated on draft day, but Coach Green gave me an opportunity, man. And I told him, ‘Coach, you’re not going to regret this.’

“So, you ask me what I would say to him. Man, I’d probably just fall in his arms and give him a hug. There’s no words that I can tell him.”

Moss was selected 21st overall by Green and the Vikings in 1998 after being touted as the class’ best receiver and one of its elite players. After his unexpected fall down the draft board, Moss remains grateful that Green gave him a shot.


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