Randy Moss doesn't back down from 'greatest receiver' comments

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss celebrates

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss celebrates his touchdown catch from quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter. (Dec. 16, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Randy Moss made waves on Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day by proclaiming he’s the greatest receiver of all time.

And just in case you thought he might have a change of heart, he doesn’t. Moss reiterated the statement on Wednesday, and shot back at the man considered the greatest receiver ever, Jerry Rice.

It was Rice who suggested that Moss simply check the numbers when talking about the best ever.

“Everybody is going to have their opinion,” he said. “I do not live on numbers. I really do not. If you sit here and just said, ‘Who is the greatest running back?’ Statistically it is Emmitt Smith. People would say Barry Sanders, Gale Sayers or Jim Brown. But their numbers do not match Emmitt Smith.”

So, it’s all subjective then?

“You make your own judgment,” Moss said. “You really do. I know what I think. I am not going to sit up here and tell you how to look at it and how to judge it. I think when it comes to going out there, making plays and helping the team do the things that they are able to do to win the game, I think I am the greatest receiver ever. Point blank. Next question.”

Actually, Moss wasn’t finished.

“I think that it speaks of the impact that I have made on this NFL football league,” Moss said. “If Joe Blow would have said it, I do not know if it would have been in USA Today. Since Randy Moss said it, it is front of the sports page. Like I said, I just try to stay humble and do my job. That is what I am able to do. I am able to come out and try to say these things, but I do believe in my heart and my mind I am the greatest to ever do it.”

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