Bill Romanowski and Dwight Clark blasted Randy Moss for not bothering to leap or reach for a second-quarter pass. Safety Ed Reed intercepted Colin Kaepernick's high throw, though it's unclear whether Moss could have deflected it or even disrupted Reed's vision.
“Randy Moss -- he alligator-armed it,” Romanowski said on the Comcast postgame show. “He didn't go for the ball! He said he was the best receiver in the damn world -- OK, you hear me? Oh God! That's what pisses me off! You're playing in the Super Bowl, guys! The Super Bowl!"
Added Clark: "He didn't alligator-arm it. He didn't even reach up for it! He watched it sail over his head. Yes, it was high. Kaepernick was a little nervous. ... But make some kind of movement for the ball."
The interception did not lead to points, as the Ravens failed on a fake field goal. But it cost San Francisco a possession in a game ultimately decided by three points.
Despite trailing Jerry Rice in receiving yards, catches and touchdown catches, Moss declared last week that he's the greatest receiver in NFL history. When you consider effort along with talent and production, Moss' claim is laughable.
Moss caught two passes for 41 yards in the second half Sunday. He was targeted five times, failing to go all-out for three inaccurate throws.
Moss, 0-2 in Super Bowls, will turn 36 next week as he enters free agency.
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