News flash from the front line of sports, men.
Never have been sold on Greg Ellis as a true
Never been sold as a player good enough to be picked ahead of Moss.
Moss. Mr. All Pro 1998, 99, 200, 2002, 2003. Angry man child with football receiving talent. Misunderstood. Introvert, blah-blah-blah. Mr. All World Receiver. Mr. Soon to Be Greatest Receiver of all time.
But now Moss is a mere shadow of what he once was. Through seven games this year he has 26 receptions. He's on track to compile only half of the receptions he made in 2003 in Minnisoda. Clearly a player on the decline or at least in bad-team hell.
Ellis on the other hand, is thriving. Always the underachiever vis a vis what the Cowboys originally thought he was going to do, he underwent a severe case of pouting when Parcells switched him from DE and reincarnated him as an LB hybrid. So what happens? Right now Ellis, through 8 games, has around 4 sacks and is on pace to break his single-year sack record.
Moss has been great in the first six years and is now an almost average player. Ellis has been consistently good and now is going into high gear.
Moss has acted the fool every chance he gets. Admitting he takes off on some plays. Lackluster effort at times. Not following through on routes. Off-field childish behavior. Problems with da chronic.
Ellis, on the other hand, has been a workhorse. A solid citizen. Seldom complaining. Only complaining when he could not play all
You know, listeners, perhaps at the time Moss was the best pick in the first round in 1998 ahead of Greg Ellis.
But now in 2006, Lacewell and or Jerra seem to have picked the best player in the long run. And without the sleazy, self-centered attitude of Moss.