Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Moss: Kevin Faulk, Patriots taught me 'how to work'


San Francisco 49ers wideout Randy Moss has never been one to mince words. He continued that trend Tuesday during Super Bowl Media Day.

The self-proclaimed greatest receiver of all time touched on everything from comparing Jim Harbaugh and Bill Belichick to stating he wasn't happy with his current role. But the former New England Patriot did have some not-so-outlandish things to say, namely, for our purposes, about his time in Foxborough. (photo: Dave Rezendes, Flickr)

Moss, who likely has his last shot at a ring Sunday when the 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens, said he learned a little something about work ethic during his Patriot stretch, especially thanks to a particular player.

"... I went up to New England and ran into Kevin Faulk," Moss said Tuesday, via the Boston Globe. "Me and Kevin have a little bit of history together because we came out the same year in high school and were on the same All-American team. I said, 'Man, this is really how y'all work?'

"I thought I knew how to work. I was working out in the mornings doing this and that. [Faulk] took it an extra mile. He took it to the next level."

Faulk's multiple roles out of the offensive backfield and the fact that he was a career Patriot for 13 seasons was very telling of his willingness to put the team first.

Moss, on the other hand, was traded out of New England in 2010 -- early in his fourth season there -- after an odd press conference about how he was probably playing his last year as a Patriot. He reportedly got into a verbal altercation with a coach in the locker room that week.

Moss set a single-season record of 23 receiving touchdowns in 2007, catching passes from Tom Brady, who threw for 50 scores that year.

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