Randy Moss has caught just 26 passes this season and is having the worst statistical year of his NFL career, but he says the numbers don’t bother him. What bothers him is that since the Patriots traded him to the Vikings, he’s only been on the winning team once, while his Vikings and Titans have lost a combined six times.
“The only thing that really frustrates me is winning and losing,” Moss said, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “Me getting the ball and we lose the game I am still frustrated. But me not getting the ball and us winning would make me happy.”
Moss has four catches for 49 yards and no touchdowns with the Titans, but he says that doesn’t particularly trouble him because either way, he gets his straight cash, homey.
“Us just going out here and trying to find a way to win is what’s going to satisfy me and everybody else in this locker room,” Moss said. “Me not getting any balls and things going on the last couple of weeks is not getting me down, because I got to get paid, get my check and feed my family each and every week.”
In his own way, Moss seems to be making an attempt to rehabilitate his image within the NFL, saying the right things about caring more about winning and losing than about his own individual achievements. Moss would like to sign one more big contract in 2011, and the fact that the Titans were the only team to put in a waiver claim for him when the Vikings gave up on him may have been a wake-up call that as of right now, there isn’t an NFL team out there willing to give him that big contract.
It seems awfully unlikely, however, that anything Moss can say over the final weeks of the 2010 season will be enough to change the perception about him around the NFL. What’s more likely is that Moss will, like Terrell Owens a year earlier, end up signing in 2011 for a lot less than he thinks he’s worth.