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No longer a starter, Santana Moss OK with reduced role

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After starting every game he was healthy enough to play in his previous seven seasons with the Redskins, Santana Moss has started only one game this year, and he’s on pace for the fewest catches he’s had in any season in Washington. And Moss says he’s OK with that.

Moss told USA Today that when the coaches explained to him his role in the offense, he didn’t object to becoming a smaller part of the passing game.

“We all go through stuff in life that we’ve been through before,” Moss said. “So it was nothing for me to adjust to. I don’t look at myself as being any lesser than any guy out there. I just feel like my role is different so I accepted it and tried to make the best of it.”

Moss has been on the field for 44 percent of the Redskins’ offensive plays this season, with 203 of the Redskins’ 461 offensive snaps. He says that when he was younger it might have bothered him to be on the sideline more than he’s on the field when the Redskins have the ball, but now he accepts the part he has to play on the team.

“A lot of guys want to be this and be that,” Moss said. “I’ve done it all. Don’t get me wrong; I would like to be that guy. But due to the circumstances and what we have and how we’re doing it, I can really sleep well knowing my role because I feel like I am that guy for that position.”

Moss still has an important role on the Redskins: He’s third on the team with 19 catches, second on the team with 290 receiving yards and first on the team with four receiving touchdowns. And he’s playing an important role by showing some of the younger players how a veteran can handle a diminished role the right way.

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11 Responses to “No longer a starter, Santana Moss OK with reduced role”
  1. austinva says: Oct 25, 2012 6:55 PM

    one of the greatest redskins of all time…not big and flashy and no super bowl but hes worked hard and played his part since he got to washington…as a sad skin fan..hes been one of the few cheerable players on the team…HTTR!

  2. skinsfaninnebraska says: Oct 25, 2012 6:56 PM

    Moss is a class act, and I’m glad there are guys like him on the team to help RGIII learn his way around.

    He is gonna make some more big plays before this season is over.

  3. rg3andout says: Oct 25, 2012 7:01 PM

    him and his brother are garbage

  4. rg3andout says: Oct 25, 2012 7:01 PM

    redskins are #1…..said nobody!!!!

  5. chooko says: Oct 25, 2012 7:10 PM

    He played well last Sunday, even considering the fumble.

  6. justintuckrule says: Oct 25, 2012 7:24 PM

    Last time he was good was when Vinny Testaverde was throwing him passes.

  7. kwickett85 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:26 PM

    Moss is and will always be one of my favorite Redskin players. It’s sad to see him falling down the depth chart and IMO I still feel like he’s the best WR on the team. But I’m glad he’s ok and being classy about his new role.

  8. wtfredskinsftw says: Oct 25, 2012 7:37 PM

    Most of Moss’ catches have been in Big Spots and Key Situations. Like 4th Down & 3rd and Goal {to tie or go ahead} & 3rd and 12. He’s been a really good player for RGIII to have, especially in critical situations. HTTR

  9. contrarianjon says: Oct 25, 2012 8:04 PM

    Solid career and class act

  10. wwwfella says: Oct 25, 2012 8:17 PM

    considering the qb’s he’s played with he’s had a good career

  11. bobgriffinforthewin says: Oct 25, 2012 10:28 PM

    All you Beast fans are jelly of the Redskins fans and potential future they may have. STOP HATING!!!

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