As reported by NFL.com, here is what the master mooner had to say:
“I don’t really live on numbers. I really live on impact and what you’re able to do out on that field. I really do think that I’m the greatest receiver to ever play this game.”
Is Moss so full of himself to describe himself that way and to forget that there have been other guys to play the position with the names of Hutson, Rice, Reed, Lofton, Warfield, Harrison, Taylor, Monk and so many others who have come before him?
I suppose he thinks he’s also the best caterer around and the best faux mooner, as well.
Needless to say, Moss has never been the brightest bulb in the box, and his latest comment certainly doesn’t add to his legacy. In fact, not only did his comment about being the greatest rub non-Niners fans the wrong way, but when he also said that he wanted to play one more year, but wouldn’t commit to coming back to San Francisco, he no doubt ticked off fans of his current team.
Maybe one can attribute his comments to the stress of the Super Bowl, but probably not. Moss has been there before and has faced the crush of the media throughout his career. He’s simply an arrogant cuss who can’t retire soon enough.
I have to agree to Hamm’s comment about Moss:
“Before today I was pro bringing Moss back, he’s been a good mentor/teammate and has done the job asked of him. Now, I think the organization should let Sunday be his last game and publicly declare after the big game that they are moving on without him next season.”
So long, Randy.