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Randy Moss had a special message for Patriots coach Bill Belichick during his HoF speech

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On Saturday night, the class of 2018 were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Eight men have been honoured at this year's ceremony - which as usual, took place in Canton, Ohio. 

Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher are the latest players to be enshrined - earning their places in history.

THE CONTROVERSY 

There's no doubting that all of those men deserve there place in the PFHOF. But one, in particular, caused a lot of controversy - and didn't even attend his own party.

Owens, who was finally inducted in 2018 after being overlooked in previous years, decided to stick it to the NFL by refusing to come to Ohio last weekend.

TO believed he was standing up for others like him, who'd been overlooked in the past. Although that's honourable, he may have gone about it in the wrong way. 

Still, though, he has his bust and gold jacket now, so that should be the end of all the negative talk. 

Even without Owens, there was plenty to celebrate on Saturday night.

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PAYING RESPECTS

The enshrinement ceremony gave his fellow classmates a chance to pay their respects to former owners, coaches and teammates - because as we all know, football is a team game. 

Although these Hall of Famers were being celebrated for their personal success, one inductee, Randy Moss, took his chance to remind everyone what the NFL is really about. 

Moss spent 14 years in the league - and three of those were with the New England Patriots. 

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Although he didn't play a majority of his career in Foxboro, the former wide receiver gave a special mention to legendary coach Bill Belichick.

THANKS, BILL

Belichick, who's still coaching the Pats, attended the ceremony in person, along with owner Robert Kraft. 

They'll be happy they did, because Moss had a very special message for his old coach. 

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"Bill Belichick, I’m not gonna forget about you. I want to thank you for being a friend when it wasn’t always about football," Moss said, per USA Today.

"You showed me how much I loved the game. You challenged me everyday to go out there and be great. You challenged me to be great, coach, and I’m sorry we did not bring it home."

Randy never won a world championship - and it seems that he really regrets not doing so in New England. 

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ONE REGRET

"All those individual awards don’t really mean anything to me. Football is a team sport," he continued.

"If you checked your pride in at the door, and you’re not ashamed, for all my teammates, coaches, equipment managers that are in attendance today, I want to thank you all because it doesn’t take one. It takes all 11 of us."

It's very classy of Moss to pay homage to one of the men that helped him achieve so much personal success in the NFL - even if they didn't win a Super Bowl together.  

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