Receiver Terrell Owens and Randy Moss have plenty of detractors. But one NFL player is a big fan of one, and apparently isn’t a fan of the other.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis praised Moss on Wednesday, while in turn taking a bit of a shot at T.O.
The difference is selfishness, and lack thereof.
“Randy is not worried about how many catches he’s getting,” Davis said, via CSNBayArea.com. “I’m not worried about how many catches I get. As long as we win, I’m having a good day. That’s what it’s about. It’s about winning.”
Davis said Moss hasn’t articulated a lack of interest in maximizing stats. “I can see it in him,” Davis said. “I sit right beside him. I see it in him. I see it in him when he’s not getting balls.”
And while Davis didn’t take a direct slap at Owens, the veteran tight end made his point by explaining that he used to be a guy who looked up to guys like Owens.
“At one point, I was selfish, and I admit it. I was,” Davis said. “And that’s because I was young and I didn’t know. I was trying to find myself, just trying to figure it out. I looked up to guys like Terrell Owens, and other guys in the league. And I thought that this was what it was about. But it wasn’t.”
Of course, if Owens were currently a teammate and Moss wasn’t, Davis may be saying the same things, with the names flipped. As it currently stands, Davis sees T.O. as selfish and Moss as not selfish.