Randy Moss was special. He was a freak athlete that made a lot of corners look bad during his 14-year career. Many corners have been “Mossed!” However, there was another side to Moss. Some accused him of taking plays off or some have questioned his desire to go across the middle, but at the end of the day, he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer.
Moss was not the biggest of guys (6’4, 210 pounds), but he was fast, and he could jump out of the building. Moss did what he needed to do to have a long career in the NFL.
“Listen, 14 years, six-foot-four; I’m a basketball player,” Moss said. “I had to pick and choose when to go out of bounds and stay in bounds. Hey, if I would have been just kamikaze, it would have been a short career.”
Along the way, Moss made some “business decisions.” Recently, Moss talked about one of those “business decisions” when he faced one of the men he was inducted into the Hall with, Ray Lewis.
Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins did a lot of great things on the football field during his 16-year NFL career. He was good in coverage; he ended his career with 37 interceptions. He was good at blitzing the quarterback; Dawkins finished his career with 26 sacks, and he was opportunistic. Dawkins finished his career with 36 forced fumbles.
Essentially, there was nothing Dawkins could not do, so says Hall of Famer Randy Moss, who was inducted with Dawkins, into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last week.
“There’s nothing he couldn’t do on the field,” Moss recently said. “Interceptions, roamed the field, blitzed, tackle any person on the field.”
I guess that is why Dawkins is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Listen below as Moss talks Dawkins:
Hall of Famer Randy Moss had a lot of great moments in his 14-year NFL career. Whether it’s setting the NFL rookie record for touchdown receptions with 17 in 1998, or the 23 touchdowns receptions in 2007, which is an NFL record for touchdown receptions in a season. It’s very evident that Moss made a lot of plays. In the process of making all those plays, Moss had some pain along the way, which he always tried to play through.
Many forget on the play that Tom Brady tore his ACL back in 2008 against the Chiefs; Moss was the player who caught the pass and fumbled.
Listen below as Moss talks playing through pain, and describes his role in the play that ended Brady’s season in 2008:
In the late 90s and early 2000s, Eddie George and Ray Lewis had some epic, physical battles. Those battles were well documented each and other every time the Titans and Ravens faced each other during that era, and If you remember, before NFL realignment, the Titans and Ravens used to play twice a year as both were in the AFC Central, which made these two teams huge rivals.
This weekend Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, and five others were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and one day both Lewis and Moss believe George and former Jaguars RB Fred Taylor will be joining them.
Lewis and Moss talked about George and Taylor’s candidacy for the Hall at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinees’ Roundtable in Canton, Ohio on Sunday.
Taylor may have a better case than George. Taylor is the 17th all-time leading rusher. Also, of the 16 guys ahead of Taylor, 13 are already in the Hall of Fame. The only one that is eligible but currently not in the Hall is Edgerrin James, so Taylor has an exceptional case.
Concerning George, he is the 27th all-time leading rusher in NFL history. George had a great career and carried the load for those Titans’ teams in the late 90s and early 2000s. Considering that Terrell Davis(55th all-time leading rusher) recently got in the Hall with over 7k rushing yards, I think George has a great case, too.
Randy Moss is in the Hall of Fame. Moss became the first wide receiver to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer since the great Jerry Rice.
The NFL made the announcement of the 2018 Hall of Fame class on Saturday night.
Moss will join Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Ray Lewis, Bobby Beathard(contributor), Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile.
On ESPN’s NFL Countdown, an emotional Moss talked about making the Hall of Fame.
Take a look:
Former NFL great Randy Moss has turned in his football cleats, and put on a different pair of football cleats. You see, Moss, 40, signed with the Charlotte Independence of the USL (United Soccer League). Moss will be available for the season opener on April 1st.