For Randy Moss, when he’s getting plenty of balls thrown his way and the team is winning, everything is fine. When that’s not the case, he eventually disengages.
In San Francisco, Moss isn’t getting many balls thrown his way because Moss isn’t on the field very much. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Moss participated in only seven snaps during the second half of Sunday’s game.
He was in no mood to discuss the situation after the final gun, breaking out “next question” for the second time in a week on the topic of his playing time.
Making it worse for Moss, who participated in 21 total snaps for the game, was that the game marked his return to the Metrodome, for the first time as a member of the opposing team. Also, the 49ers lost the game, 24-13.
So if the Niners continue to lose and if Moss continues to be a non-factor, Moss eventually may do what he has done at least twice before in his career — quit.
“I play when I want to play,” Moss once notoriously said. For the first time in his career, he wants to play but he isn’t. The “next question” is whether he’ll get more reps going forward, and whether that will lead to more catches.