Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss isn’t paranoid.
He’s just smart enough to know everyone’s out to get him.
Moss said Monday it was suspicious that it just so happened that rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s headset went out at just the instant he might have needed it the most — during a game-winning drive in Tampa.
“The only thing that might be surprising to you all is that he’s young and it happened to him,” Moss said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “I mean, I’ve been in plenty of games that when we’re away, we can’t hear the call, especially on the last part of the game.
“So I’m almost thinking that that’s something that they do in stadiums to say, ‘Hey, you know, let’s make it little harder for them.’”
Moss then spun his head to hear the black helicopters hovering over the Redskins facility. Not really.
Charges of home teams “jamming” headset radios are at popular urban legends, and have never been substantiated. That said, there aren’t many teams in the league who don’t think someone’s done it to them at some point.
The good news for the Redskins is that Griffin didn’t seem flustered by the lack of communication.
“You put him in a game-time situation, that critical, game on the line, it makes it a little more, ‘Wow,’ ” Moss said. “But other than that, as a player you know that that’s what he’s there for…. I’m glad we have a guy that, even though we’re dealing with his youth of him not being here, he doesn’t play like his age or his coming into the league this young.
“He doesn’t approach the game that way. He approaches the game like he’s been here before.”
Moss then re-affixed the tin foil lining he keeps in his helmet.