When CBSSports columnist Mike Freeman questioned Randy Moss’ work ethic back in 2009, people heard about it.
When New York Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis called Moss a “slouch” in 2010, many fans talked about it.
But if Jerry Rice, generally known as the greatest NFL wide receiver of all time, calls Randy Moss “lazy,” then it’s fair to say that Randy Moss on the football field was definitely a lazy individual.
According to NBC’s PFT, during an ESPN radio interview with Jerry Rice, the NFL Hall of Famer mentioned Randy Moss’ lazy personality.
“It was hard for me to swallow because I was not as talented and I had to work harder,” Rice said. “To see a guy with that much talent not give it 100 percent, it was almost like a little slap in the face. But Randy was Randy.”
“He could have been one of the greatest if he had worked just a little bit harder. I don’t think he wanted to give it 100 percent. You never knew what you were going to get with Randy. Sometimes you’d get the unbelievable guy, the amazing guy. Other times you’d get the guy that took a couple plays off.”
After 13 years and having played 202 games in the NFL, Randy Moss accounted for a total of 954 receptions, approximately 15,000 receiving yards and 153 touchdowns.
Randy Moss currently still holds the single season touchdown record with 23 set in 2007.
It’s evident that Moss had a fantastic career, but could the retired wide receiver have been better? Did Moss slow down on some plays? Did Randy Moss take his football talents for granted? The sad answer to these questions is that we will never know.
With everything that happened during Moss’ career, do you think the wide receiver should be in the Hall of Fame?
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