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Randy Moss has never been shy, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he gave the first great sound byte of Super Bowl media day on Tuesday. The veteran San Francisco 49ers receiver was asked if he thought he was the greatest receiver of all time.
And, well, he liked the question.
"Now that I'm older, I do think I'm the greatest receiver to ever do it," Moss said, as you can see in the NFL Network clip above. "I don't think numbers stand. Because you can talk about this and this, I think I've had ... this year has been a down year for me statistically. The year before I retired was a down year, and Oakland was a down year. I don't really live on numbers I really live on impact and what you're able to do on that field.
"So I really do think I'm the greatest receiver to ever play this game."
After cutting away from Moss' podium, the NFL Network's immediately started talking about what everyone who heard it was thinking.
Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin tried stammering out an answer before just pointing out the obvious. Namely that Randy Moss isn't even the greatest receiver to ever wear a 49ers uniform.
"Bar none, nobody's having a conversation — it's Jerry Rice, period," Irvin said.
"You know Jerry Rice just swallowed his tongue hearing that," Rich Eisen said.
"And he should have," Irvin said.
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That's all very true. Rice is far ahead of anyone when it comes to the discussion of the best receiver in NFL history. But Moss certainly is on a very short list for being the second best receiver ever, with his 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns.
At least Moss brought some spice to the festivities and had his Rickey Henderson moment:
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