Randy Moss: I'm greatest WR ever

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Randy Moss wasn't bashful Tuesday when asked about his place in football history, declaring himself the greatest receiver to play the game.

"Now that I'm older, I do think I'm the greatest receiver to ever do it," Moss said at Super Bowl media day in New Orleans.

Moss acknowledged that this season with the San Francisco 49ers "has been a down year for me statistically" as was his 2010 season before he retired for a year and his last season with the Oakland Raiders (2006) before his trade to the New England Patriots. He said, however, that he doesn't think statistics should determine greatness.

"I don't really live on numbers, I really live on impact and what you're able to do out on the field," he said Tuesday. "I really think I'm the greatest receiver to ever play this game."

Moss, 35, will be a free agent after this season. ProFootballTalk.com, citing a source familiar with the receiver's thinking, reported Monday that he plans to play at least one more season.

Moss had 28 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season for the NFC champion 49ers. He has five receptions for 71 yards in San Francisco's two playoff victories.

Moss enjoyed his best season with the Patriots in 2007, when he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and a single-season record 23 touchdowns in helping New England to a 16-0 regular-season record.

He has 982 catches for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns in his 14-season career.

Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who now is an ESPN NFL analyst, leads the all-time lists in those three categories with 1,549 receptions, 22,895 yards and 197 touchdown receptions.


Probably the most talented but I wouldn't say he's the best to ever play the position.  I give the nod to Jerry Rice. Some could make a case for Michael Irvin, Marvin Harrison or Cris Carter.
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  • lamontbdclamontbdc Posts: 16,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think if Sterling Sharpe didn't get hurt he'd be in the conversation as top 5 all time. I don't agree with Randy but no harm in him saying it b/c that's how he really feels. Just like Barkley would always say he's better than Jordan.

    Watch Peter King try to bring up Don Hudson as the GOAT
  • wilberdmillzwilberdmillz Posts: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It can be discussed so I see no issue here, even though I wouldn't agree
  • CottonCitySlimCottonCitySlim Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No..but when he was still in new england I would say he probally was on course.
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anybody that thinks this is even arguable don't know shit about football.

    Might as well say A.I. is the best shooting guard of all time.

    Moss was/is one dimensional, never played with passion, and took plays off (admittedly).

    He would barely crack my top 15.
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  • CottonCitySlimCottonCitySlim Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
    just because he was lazy you cant hold that against him, that speaks volumes for his talent level really
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  • northside7northside7 Posts: 18,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anybody that thinks this is even arguable don't know shit about football.

    Might as well say A.I. is the best shooting guard of all time.

    Moss was/is one dimensional, never played with passion, and took plays off (admittedly).

    He would barely crack my top 15.

    Outside of Rice, T.O., Irvin, who would be in your top 5 ahead of Moss?
  • major painmajor pain Posts: 9,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • momanpr100momanpr100 Posts: 482 ✭✭
    far from it. has no heart, scared to go over the middle and he a quitter. it's not even nowhere near debatable.
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  • playmaker88playmaker88 You over did it holmes, you in the danger zone, you shouldn't be alone Posts: 50,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he has a case.. but i wouldnt give best of all time..

    TO >

    No one will let anyone be better than jerry rice........
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  • CottonCitySlimCottonCitySlim Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
    because of moss, everyone started coveting tall 6'4" plus recievers, and to that effect tall 6'1+ DB's.

    Look at the prototypical receiver before he came
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  • CoolJoeCoolJoe Posts: 6,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he has a case.. but i wouldnt give best of all time..

    TO >

    No one will let anyone be better than jerry rice........

    Let? We're talking about a dude that has damn near 7000 more yards than the next closest receiver.
  • bgoatbgoat Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Randy on that Cali.
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  • A$AP_A$TONA$AP_A$TON She says I'm obsessed with big titties and I agreeeee Posts: 9,202 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I believe he believes it.
  • detcatinvadetcatinva Posts: 7,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    randy moss is the greatest talent at WR of all time but not the greatest. i could care less about him not going over them middle consistently. in his prime when he went deep he scared the hell out of every DB. He top 5 tho.
    TheBossman
  • SleepwalkingInJapanSleepwalkingInJapan Posts: 11,866 ✭✭✭✭✭
    cosign all the 9ers avys in this thread lol.....



    but moss cant wear that jersey and mean that shit...he trolled media day
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  • En-Fuego22En-Fuego22 Posts: 2,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    (ob)Scene wrote: »
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    So Rice is way better the moss right???


    Edit: I think randy is better then jerry but he isn't greater
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  • wilberdmillzwilberdmillz Posts: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1.Rice


    2.T.O
    3.Moss
    4.Carter
    5.Irving





    IMO
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  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 14,637 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rice
    TO
    Moss
    Moss didnt block or go across the middle.... with that said great wr and career to be so one dimensional at times
  • O.G.O.G. PSYCHO ALPHA DISCO BETA BIO AQUA DO LOOP Posts: 4,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He could of been if he gave full effort. He certainly is one of the best. IMO what separates Rice and Moss, is Moss was mostly effective when he went deep. Rice could beat you with any route. I won't even get into the ring debate because rings are won by teams and is not a sure fire way to measure ones greatness. By that logic, Kevin Faulk is a better player than Eric Dickerson.
  • momanpr100momanpr100 Posts: 482 ✭✭
    Jerry rice on Seattle better than Randy Moss last 4 seasons. how can Niggas say he the most talented ever. Calvin Johnson got more talent than that Nigga.

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  • playmaker88playmaker88 You over did it holmes, you in the danger zone, you shouldn't be alone Posts: 50,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    momanpr100 wrote: »
    Jerry rice on Seattle better than Randy Moss last 4 seasons. how can Niggas say he the most talented ever. Calvin Johnson got more talent than that Nigga.

    You dont seem to know the difference between talent and production

    Not saying that talent exceeds it or vice versa just saying.
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  • jay83jay83 Posts: 4,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    But freddie mitchell cant get a run though? lol.
    TheBossman
  • unspoken_respectunspoken_respect I smell tittys Posts: 8,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    I'd feel like a liar for calling him a liar.

    Hardware isn't everything and my eyes tell me he just might be....
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