Jerry Rice Responds To 49ers WR Randy Moss' Claim Of The Greatest WR Ever

Discussion in 'San Francisco 49ers' started by Sweets, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Randy Moss made some waves during media day when he said he thought he was the greatest receiver ever, Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports reports. Well, it turns out that Rice is in New Orleans as part of ESPN's Super Bowl coverage, and the subject was obviously brought up to Rice, who thought what most everyone else did.

    "I’m very surprised Randy Moss used that in those words, that he’s the greatest," Rice said on ESPN's "NFL Live." "You’d never hear me say I’m the greatest football player to ever play the game. I let my body of work speak for itself, and I think I was able to be very productive on the football field.

    Moss said that he can't be defined by stats, but that seemed to flummox Rice as well.

    "You have to look at the stats, you have to look at how you impacted the game, and it’s all about winning this right here, this is it, the Super Bowl, and I was fortunate to win three," said Rice, who was rightfully ranked No. 1 on the NFL Network's ranking of the top 100 players of all time in 2010. "Randy he finally has a chance to prove himself this weekend, and I wish him the best."

    Source: The Redzone
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  2. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    Moss will never reach the level of Rice. On the other hand, Rice never mooned the fans..
  3. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Or chewed out a caterer, or admitted he took plays off, or squandered so much potential.
  4. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    Rice was the consummate professional. Moss ruined his chance for greatness being the diva he was or still is.
  5. codatious99

    codatious99 cheese head

    just looking at the stats and the impact moss had this season as a 9er hes not even the greatest receiver on his team right now let alone better than jerry frigin rice
  6. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    Welllll I wouldnt quite go that far, but he was a considerable sight better than Moss.
  7. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    jerry rice just did his job every play,moss only did his job when he wanted too!
  8. The Mullet

    The Mullet Reptile Guru

    Overblown. So the dude thinks that (maybe he really does, maybe he doesn't), not rare for pro athletes to be over confident.
  9. MadMoxxiFavGun

    MadMoxxiFavGun Going Crazy

    moss's impact on this niners team goes beyond stats. he has been a class act up to this greatest statement. he put in so much work coaching up the young guys. he really been an unsung hero for this offense
  10. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    is there something about Rice that I don't know about? Never heard of him getting in trouble or anything. I meant that he showed up for work everyday and tried to improve all the time. Not just rest on his laurels.
  11. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Rice was a diva, crying over catches...he wasn't the professional a lot of people seem to think he was...ask the 49er fans, we all know...All Rice should have done was let Moss talk his crap, people know who is the greatest WR.
  12. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    So you're saying Rice was pretty much like every other WR in the NFL...only the most talented. :wink:
  13. marty264

    marty264 Team Veteran

    49er's probably don't have a division rival who's fans moon teams' busses as they leave.:icon_cheesygrin:
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  14. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    That mooning thing is so OVER's not like he actually dropped his drawers and flashed the fans...I swear some people..:rolleyes:
  15. misfitz

    misfitz Dropping Twitter Bombs

    Caught in an Asian Massage Parlor during a police raid.
  16. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    One season of being the class act, didn't nix the rest of your career, were you not acted like this
  17. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    wow. didn't know that about Rice. Guess he was not the professional I thought he was.
  18. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

  19. nixaler

    nixaler Pro Bowler

    I'll take him being the best WR of all time in a Superbowl game if he can haul in about 5 TDs :icon_cheesygrin:
  20. nixaler

    nixaler Pro Bowler

    Ironically, we got Rice, thanks to the Patriots and the Patriots got Moss thanks to the Niners...

    BTW - Rice is still the GOAT. Moss is the SBOAT.