Originally posted by 49ertrue1:
you guys are all idiots!!!! i swear to god, you still say nothing. I have heard plenty of coaches and players say Moss is the best. Including, Chris Carter, one of the best ever. Carter Moss was already better than Rice ever was when he was a rookie.
One trick pony comment, i mean that's why i posted this. How can you get 100 catches having 1 trick? Then this other guy talks about stats, uhh, Moss is breaking Rices TD record. Look up Rice's stats on wikipedia, you'll notice all the big time stats, Moss is either right behind, tied or GOING to break. Rice was more of a possession receiver, that's why he's got more catches.
& for the guy that said, no one would pick Moss over Rice? are you kidding? You know what Moss does on offense? He's the biggest threat ever, he brought Welkers catches from 67 - 120+. Moss is the common denominator in the 2 highest scoring offenses ever, PERIOD. I know, no rings, but Marino is still better than 98% of qb's ever. If Moss ends up getting a ring (which as you know, he was very close to being the main part of the only undefeated team in the modern era, prolly woulda been the best team ever, not just the best regular season team ever, as they still are)
I don't see why it's so hard to put Moss up there with Jerry, other than, you don't like Moss & Rice is your hero. Other than that, there is no argument to why Rice is better. & some fool said andre johnson and marvin harrison are better. ROFL, harrison isn't even in the league! that's why i posted it, most of you just don't know Moss.
I would take Moss to start a franchise over Rice anyday! You weirdo's forget, Rice, joined a 2 time superbowl team!
GET OUT OF THE PAST, RICE IN REALITY, CAN'T HOLD MOSS'S JOCK ON THE THINGS HE CAN DO. it's like you only watch the 49ers and turn off the t.v. at 4pm.
MOss set the rookie TD/season record in college & then do it in the pro's at a younger age than Rice was. Fact is, we've never seen a player that good before. & if you think so, your mistaken.
Why are you calling everyone here in idiot? Because they don't agree with your argument?
"Ether" broke down your arguments section by section earlier in the post and I agree with him about alot of what he said.
Just because you have talent and are athletic doesn't make you the greatest wide receiver by default. The game is just as much mental as it is physical. Rice knew every single one of his opponents weaknesses and exploited it. Rice was a far better route runner than Moss is and will ever be. This is what helped him in the later stages of his career when he lost his speed. Rice also was a very willing blocker and Moss did not like to block earlier in his career.
Rice is only the 3rd WR to earn Superbowl MVP honors for his performance in SB 23 catching 11 passes for 215 yards on the games grandest stage.
Another example of Rice's dominance is his performance against Deion Sanders, considered by many as the best coverage cornerback of all-time. From 1989 to 1996, Rice and Sanders faced off ten times, with Rice compiling 60 receptions for 1,051 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns against Sanders' teams (this would project to approximately 96 receptions for 1682 yards and 18 touchdowns in 16 games).
Plain and simple I'm gonna close with this. The the difference between Rice and Moss is that Rice is the measuring stick for what a WR should be like. There was not one aspect of the game which Rice did not excel in. Moss is a physically gifted athlete and a great player but Moss is not the well rounded player that Jerry was.