Randy Moss Thinks He’s A Better Receiver Than Jerry Rice…Wait What?

Posted: February 1, 2013 by woody in NFL, Sports
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I saw this interview on ESPN the other day and was absolutely blown away by what Randy Moss was trying to say. Like alright, we get it your Randy “Straight Cash Homie” Moss and I would expect you to think that you’re the best receiver to ever play, but to come out and say that during Media Day is ridiculous, especially when considering how he defended his claim. His whole argument were that numbers don’t matter. He said, “I don’t live on numbers, I live on impact and what you’re able to do on the field”. Ok, an interesting approach. Usually everyone looks to numbers to decide who’s the greatest because numbers never lie. But even if you want to claim that numbers don’t tell the whole story, then lets look at impact like he said. Randy Moss played 14 seasons in the NFL. In those 14 seasons, he led his team to the playoffs just 7 times, and only managed to play in 14 total playoff games, as well as only 1 Super Bowl. Usually having a positive impact on the field leads to wins when it matters most. Jerry Rice, on the other hand, played 20 seasons in the NFL. In those 20 seasons, he led his team to the playoffs 15 times, playing 29 total playoff games (that’s more than double Moss for those of you who are mathematically impaired), and played in 4 Super Bowls, which he happened to win all 4 of by the way, compared to Moss’ 0-1 Super Bowl record. Randy Moss made 6 Pro Bowls and only won 1 piece of hardware, Offensive Rookie of the Year. Jerry Rice made 13 Pro Bowls, including 11 straight, and aside from his 4 Super Bowl rings, has walked home with a plethora of hardware, including an MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and 2 Offensive Player of the Year’s. So just looking at “impact” like Moss said, it’s pretty clear Rice was, obviously, the better receiver.

And just for shits and giggles, I’d like to take a quick look at the numbers like a real person and prove how this isn’t even close to being a debate. Randy Moss had 982 catches in his career for 15,292 yards and 156 TDs. By all means absolutely unbelievable numbers. Unfortunately, just as Kobe has to live in MJs shadow, the MJ of football aka Jerry Rice had 1,549 catches for 22,895 yards and 197 TDs. So, assuming Moss wanted to catch Rice, he would have to play 6 more years and average 88 catches for 1,267 yards and 7 TDs just to tie Rice’s regular season numbers. Just to put that into perspective, Moss’ average season for his career was 70 catches 1,092 yards 11 TDs. Ipso facto, that ain’t fucking happening Randy. So no disrespect to the great Randy Moss, you are undoubtedly the second best receiver to ever do it, until Calvin Johnson finished his career at least, but there’s no chance your touching Jerry Rice. Fuck off loser.

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