Randy Moss stole the show on Tuesday during Super Bowl XLVII media day, didn't he? Moss talked about his career thus far, lamented his current role with the San Francisco 49ers, and also declared himself as the greatest wide receiver the NFL.
Now, there's plenty of reasons to dislike Moss and his personality, but we're not even going to get into those. We don't need to visit Moss' personality to get to the point that I'm going to make. As it happens, I actually like Moss and his authentic country boy persona, especially in the wake of those who are less than genuine (looking at you, Mr. Favre).
The biggest argument against Moss and him being the "greatest of all time," is the fact that he has been pushed out of multiple organizations now due to his attitude. What's really bad about that is that he was pushed out due to his attitude not just off the field, but also on it.
He's notorious for giving up. He's notorious for dictating what he thinks he should catch, and he's notorious for giving up on his routes. If you want a visual, picture him turning his nose up at any pass that's not right to him. Oh sure, he's fought for his fair share of balls, but you know what I mean with this.
On Sunday, on the biggest stage of them all, Moss was searching for his first ever Super Bowl ring. As the No. 2 wide receiver on our 49ers, he had a solid opportunity to make something happen.
He didn't make anything happen.
Moss was targeted five times and had two receptions for 41 yards. He was a non-factor in the game. Scratch that, he was a non-factor towards a 49ers victory. But he was one of the MVPs for the Baltimore Ravens, that's for sure.
So Randy Moss, you want to be the greatest ever?
Niners Nation | Feb 4