Chart: Randy Moss the greatest? Numbers don't add up

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  • Updated: January 30, 2013 - 10:55 PM

THE GREAT DEBATE: MOSS VS. RICE

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nickbob5000Jan. 31, 1311:29 AM

Good call partskcoj!!! this is not an apples to apples comparison. they were different types of receivers. A better comparison for Rice would be Welker; Moss should be compared to Megatron. I'd rather have Moss over Rice - he altered more games, even how the game is played, had more TDs per game. Rice was no doubt excellent but had the unfair advantage of playing for Montana and Young for over a decade.

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ottomaticaJan. 31, 1312:10 PM

He severely altered game plans. I've never seen any other receiver get punt coverage type defense, i.e. two cornerbacks bumping him on the line. Also, Jerry Rice's QBs: Joe Montana Steve Young Rich Gannon Moss's 17 QBs Brad Johnson Randall Cunningham Jeff George Todd Bouman Daunte Cullpepper Gus Frerotte Kerry Collins Andrew Walter Tom Brady Brett Favre Colin Kapernick Alex Smith

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nickbob5000Jan. 31, 1312:20 PM

too bad vikes didnt keep Gannon. Who knows how many MVPs he could have won throwing at Moss, Carter, Reed and company.

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mstthreekJan. 31, 13 2:06 PM

The fact Moss had so many QBs indicates he is often jettisoned by the teams he was on. I'll grant that he was the best deep threat ever and exciting in the regular season. Unfortunately his character was a weakness when the chips were on the table. But when the team was winning and things were going easily, he was great. When things were tough, he was the last guy you could count on.

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firefly70Jan. 31, 13 4:10 PM

While the Super Bowl wins can be somewhat misleading since it is a team effort; take a look at the numbers for Moss in his one Super Bowl compared to Rice's 4 Super Bowls. They don't even compare. Moss had only 5 rec, 62 yards, and one TD - despite having one of the arguably best QB's playing in that game (Brady). Rice's WORST Super Bowl game had 5 rec, 77 yards, and one TD. His other Super Bowls? 1988 - 11 rec, 215 yards, 1 TD. 1989 - 7 rec, 148 yards, 3 TDs. 1994 - 10 rec, 149 yards, 3 TD's. Again, really is no comparison.

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dutch01Jan. 31, 13 4:58 PM

Moss has always had a couple screws loose upstairs, but his analogy about E. Smith is actually valid. Despite his statistical dominance, there are a host of RBs I would take over ES. The same isn't necessarily true about Rice, but I do think Moss was a more dangerous weapon. The primary reason I would probably take Rice is the locker room dynamic. Moss was consistently jettisoned despite his talent.

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