WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Santana Moss hates hearing opposing team’s fans more at home, he told 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar & Dukes on Tuesday; something that he’s had to deal with since arriving in Washington in 2005, and he’s learned to accept.
When the Redskins played host to the Giants on Sunday night, something seemed to be missing from FedExField: people.
Skins fans seemed to be voicing their displeasure with the team’s performance this season with their attendance, or lack-thereof, by not representing for the burgundy and gold as heartily as they had earlier in 2013. Their lack of influence over Giants’ fans came through loud and clear in the Skins’ nationally televised 24-17 loss.
“Let me read you something here, Santana,” Dukes told Moss on 106.7 The Fan. “I want your reaction on this.”
“Oh, no, here he goes,” Arrington said. “So he can set you up for the kill. The setup for the kill. Here it comes.”
“No. No. I just, I feel bad,” Dukes insisted. “2010: 2-6. 2011: 2-6. 2012: 5-3, but 0-1 in the playoffs. 2013: 2-4. There is no home field advantage at FedExField. Mike Shanahan is 11-20 there. How much more difficult does that make your job when you don’t have it, and it seems like the stadium is infested by the other teams? We actually heard audible ‘Defense’ chants from the Giants fans. That’s got to be troublesome if you’re on this team.”
“You know, I try to let that bother what I have to go out and do for all the years that I’ve been here, because you do worry about that at times,” Moss responded.
“I hate seeing the other teams tailgating, you know, and they flicking you off and you home,” he continued. “You know, I can take it when I go away because that’s what it’s supposed to be. I hate when their team is, you know, in the game and you just hear them more. Like I hate all that stuff. I hate to be on the cold side of the field and the other team that have the sun on their side, I hate a lot of that stuff about, you know, what goes on, but at the end of the day, you know, I try not to let that be about, you know, what we do out there on the field because, you now, our job is bigger than that.
“But, you know, it is what it is. I don’t know. You know, when I came here it was like that so, you know, you learn to accept it. And I feel like, as a player, it shouldn’t bother you, you know, it shouldn’t bother what our whole goal is to go out there and do, so at the end of the day, that’s why it doesn’t really bother me, but I do hate a lot of that.”