In Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLVII loss to the Ravens, 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss was the intended target of quarterback Colin Kaepernick on a second-quarter pass that was easily intercepted by safety Ed Reed. In Moss’ defense, Kaepernick’s throw seemed too high to be considered “catchable.” But Moss, going over the middle, made no effort whatsoever to reel it in.
Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski, now a commentator on CSN Bay Area’s 49ers Postgame Live, laid into Moss on set after San Francisco’s 34-31 loss.
“Randy Moss alligator armed it, he didn’t go up for the ball!” Romanowski shouted. “He said he was the best receiver in the DAMN world — okay, you hear me? OH GOD! That’s what pisses me off! You’re playing in the SUPER BOWL, guys!”
Former NFL wide receiver Dwight Clark is also a CSN Bay Area post-game commentator and gave his take.
“He didn’t alligator arm it,” said Clark. “He didn’t even reach up for it! He watched it sail over his head!”
After a six-yard interception return by Reed, the Ravens took over at the Niners’ 38-yard line. Baltimore couldn’t convert a fake field-goal try, so Moss’ interception only wound up costing San Francisco seven yards worth of field position.
The Ravens didn’t turn the takeaway into any points.