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 Ray Lewis had many battles on the field throughout his career, especially in his own division. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens hate each other, and it showed on the field. For Lewis and the Ravens to have success, they had to go through the Steelers.
Earlier in his career, Lewis had many battles with former Steelers Hall of Fame center Dermontti Dawson. Last Sunday, at the Enrishnees’ Roundtable in Canton, OH., Lewis discussed what it took to play against Dawson and how it helped him to become a better player:
Take a listen:
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.
Yesterday, at a fan forum in Baltimore, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the team has spoken to former Ravens star Ray Lewis about the possibility of signing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.
The 29-year-old quarterback is said to be interested in joining the team.
Today, on FS1’s Undisputed, former Ravens stars Ray Lewis and Shannon Sharpe discussed the possibility of Kaepernick to Baltimore. Lewis does not really give a direct answer on Kaepernick, but it’s a good debate.
Take a listen: