Davis says he’ll miss budding rivalry with Moss
Vontae Davis can savor his shutout of Randy Moss for a
The prospect of a rematch between the young cornerback and Pro
Bowl receiver later this season was dashed Wednesday when the New
England Patriots traded Moss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Moss went without a catch for the first time since 2006 when he
played against Davis and the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. The
Vikings have already played the Dolphins this season, so Davis
won’t face Moss again anytime soon.
”I’m going to miss it, but it’s a problem off my hands,” Davis
said. ”That’s a person I don’t have to worry about in the
Moss had touchdown catches of 71 and 58 yards against the
Dolphins last year. He worked against second-year pro Davis for
nearly the entire game Monday and had only one pass thrown his
”After the first quarter he said, `You’ve got three more
quarters.’ Then he said, `We’ve got two more quarters, baby,”’
Davis recalled with a laugh. ”I said, `He’s right about that.’
”He has done a lot of damage in this league. I know what he can
do. You fall asleep on him, he can pull that one-hand catch on
Not that Davis refrained from a little trash-talking of his
”I just told him, `What a difference a year makes, Randy,”’
The Patriots had the last word, winning 41-14.
The only time they threw to Moss, he stretched for the pass in
the end zone, but it deflected off his hands.
”He said if that ball wasn’t wobbling, he would have caught
it,” Davis said. ”He’s funny. He’s a good dude. He’ll talk to you
if he respects you.”
Davis predicted Moss will do well returning to Minnesota. He
played for the Vikings from 1998 to 2004.
”He did a lot of damage over there,” Davis said. ”Good place
for him to retire.”