Randy Moss insists he can pull out of rut

April, 3, 2011
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For you AFC East fans who don't mosey over to the NASCAR page on a regular basis, I wanted to draw your attention to a Randy Moss Q&A you might find interesting.

Moss sat down with ESPN The Magazine writer Ryan McGee to discuss Randy Moss Motorsports, which has been about as successful lately as Randy Moss Football.

Randy Moss Motorsports, which runs on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, split with respected driver Mike Skinner in what McGee called "a bit of an ugly divorce" and took away prospect Tayler Malsam's ride in March.

"Like most teams in the series," McGee wrote, "Moss is struggling to rustle up sponsorship and just this week the team shut down one of its two trucks."

Even if you're not into auto racing, the interview shows off a lot of Moss' personality. He's clearly thrilled with being around the track.

At the beginning of the Q&A, he told McGee football talk was verboten, but Moss eventually made a statement about his future on the gridiron.

Moss stated:
"I want to play wherever they want me to play. Like I said, I'm a free agent. I know I'm 34. I know I didn't have a great season last year. But I also know that these still work [holds up his hands], and I know I can still play at a high level. We just need to get this season back on track so I can start working on finding that team that wants Randy Moss on their roster."

That's a subdued declaration compared to the time I spoke to Moss about his role with Randy Moss Motorsports. Our May 2009 interview was for a story that wondered whether LeBron James could be an NFL star if the NBA superstar wanted to switch. Moss offered terrific insight as a prep basketball star who was dabbling in a second sport, albeit auto racing.

During our interview, Moss had this to say:
"I'm the best wide receiver of all-time, hands down. ... I don't really like to judge people or other athletes. I know what I'm able to do on the field, but the things I'm able to do to dictate how a defense plays the game, I don't think there's no other receiver but myself and Jerry Rice to be able to do that."

Moss stalled last year with the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. He caught 28 balls for 393 yards and five touchdowns.

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