Last June, former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green unexpectedly passed away at the age of 67 due to cardiac arrest.
Back in 1998, Randy Moss, who was clearly one of the most talented wide receivers to ever enter the league, dropped all the way to 21st overall, when he was selected by Green.
Despite perceived ‘character issues’ Green took a chance on Moss, and Moss rewarded his faith, going on to become one of the greatest receivers who ever lived.
Moss, who was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor this week, spoke about what he would have said to Green if he were still alive today.
“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.”