Randy Moss Said What?!?
Randy, please stop the madness. You are not better than Jerry Rice. Just let us remember your career as a very impressive, accomplished, 15+ year run. You were a great receiver in your prime. What you aren’t, however, is the best receiver of all time. That moniker belongs to one Jerry Rice.
In case you missed it, at Tuesday’s media day at the Super Bowl, current San Francisco 49er Randy Moss said, “Now that I’m older, I do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever do it…I don’t really live on numbers, I really live on impact and what you’re able to do on that field. “
So let me get his right? Numbers don’t matter? Which numbers? Touchdowns? Yards receiving? Pro Bowls? Super Bowl Rings? Because Jerry Rice just happens to have you beat in every one of those categories.
Randy: you have 15,292 yards receiving to Jerry’s 22,895.
Randy: you have 156 TD’s to Jerry’s 197.
Randy: you have 982 receptions to Jerry’s 1,549.
Last but not least, JERRY RICE HAS 3 SUPER BOWL RINGS. YOU HAVE NONE. Jerry Rice is the ultimate winner, the ultimate teammate, the definitive professional. In 2010, Randy, you played for three teams alone! The Patriots got tired of your act, then the Vikings, and finally the Titans. Your disposition in the locker room and on the sidelines left many teammates shaking their heads. You became a, “Is he worth the risk?” guy your last 5 years or so in the NFL.
Even more offensive about your statement of being the greatest of all time is you said it while wearing a San Francisco 49er jersey!! Guess who the one player on the planet is that is synonymous with the 49er jersey? Ummm…Jerry Rice, the greatest of all time. (That loud noise you heard yesterday was the collective laugh of an entire city by the Bay).
If you must really know Randy, a guy by the name of Terrell Owens has more career yards receiving then you and has caught about 96 more balls over his career then you have.
Randy, don’t get us wrong, we think had a fantastic career. You are definitely a future Hall of Fame player. In your prime, there wasn’t a better deep threat in the game. But please, let’s keep it in perspective. You are not better than the greatest of all time, Jerry Rice. You are not better than the player voted the #1 FOOTBALL player (not wide receiver), FOOTBALL player of all-time according to NFL.com.
Numbers matter. Winning matters. Character matters. Advantage – Jerry Rice.