Moss Breaks Out

Last Sunday, Jet fans were finally given a glimpse of the talent they might be getting from last year's first round draft pick, WR Santana Moss.

With just four career catches heading into the game, Moss caught four balls for 57-yards against the Chiefs, and scored his first career touchdown.

            "They rolled over to Laveranues's side and left me one-on-one, and you just got to make a play," said Moss. I ran by [the cornerback] and Chad threw a perfect pass in the back of the end zone. Knowing that we were trying to win that game so bad, it was perfect timing."

            Moss was originally credited for five catches with 65-yards, but the Alias Sports Bureau changed one of his receptions to an eight-yard rush because it was a lateral. Nevertheless, it was the first time Moss really shined in a game, and that performance could be the confidence booster he needs to propel him forward.

            "When you get that taste in your mouth, you're always looking forward to the next opportunity," said Moss. "[But] my expectations are the same as I had before. Every week I just go out there and give it my all. I'm not worried about what someone says or how it looks. As long as I'm giving my all, I'm okay."

            Moss has kept a positive attitude despite recent criticisms that his frequent injuries may prevent him from ever becoming the player the Jets expected him to be.

            "I laugh at it," said Moss. "I've been brought up that way through life. Always whispers, whispers. Whispers can't hurt me, talking can't hurt me. It doesn't do anything but make me more eager to prove someone wrong."

            The Jets hope Moss can pick up where he left off after the bye week.


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