Q: A lot of guys
in this league are fast; what's the difference between a fast guy and the
playmakers in this league?
Moss: All I know is that I try to use my ability to the best that I can use it. Some guys in this league are fortunate enough to have speed. I try to tie my speed in with my quickness and try to make sure that I get open as quickly as possible.
Q: Can you talk
about the importance of patience when running routes and selling the route?
Moss: It's very important. I can't sit here and say that I'm always patient because I'm not. I see myself in practice and in games come out (of a route) sometimes when I should have stayed in it. I correct myself when I see that and I try to do it differently. But sometimes the game is going so fast that you have to be impatient. You might get a blitz, you might be man to man and it forces you to come out of your route a little quicker. So, it's very important to be patient but the situation doesn't present itself so you can be.
Q: Are you better
at that (being patient) this year than you have been in the past?
Moss: No, I can't say that I have been. I go off of whatever look I have. If it's a press I know right then and there that the route has to be a bit quicker. If you play off me, I can take my time.
Q: When you see
film of Champ Bailey, what goes through your mind as to what kind of cornerback
Moss: I haven't really sat down and watched him yet; I'm going to watch him after practice. Based off of what I've seen, he's the same guy, a very athletic corner. There aren't many like him. He has quickness, he has speed, and he seeks the ball. He's like a receiver playing corner. Having played against him just once, I know that you have to be sharp against him, but you have to be sharp against anyone you go against. You can't get ready more for this one guy than you do for anybody else. I just know who I'm going against and make sure that Santana's alright, I can't sit there and worry about Champ or whoever they're going to have against me. Whatever comes up that day I'm going to be ready for it.
Q: Talk about your chemistry with Mark (Brunell). Did you
think it would come together this fast?
Moss: We're just playing football. Chemistry, we're going to have that. We're just going off of what we know and what we have practiced together. We're out there running what we've been running since OTA's and just going out there and making some plays out of it.
Q: When you do go up against Champ, what is the key going to be? You talked about speed, you talked about patience, what's going to be the key to getting the job done.
Moss: The key is going to be that Champ has to worry about what he's going to play, I have to worry about what I'm going to do. Whatever route is called, I'm going to run that route to the best of my ability. If they throw it to me they do, if they don't, they don't. At the same time, Champ can't just sit there and worry about Santana, there are a lot of other guys out there that he has to worry about. But, I'm pretty sure that it's not going to be just Champ along that's going to be keying on me, he might have some help outside, he might have some inside.