Santana Moss Never Questioned Re-Signing: ‘This Is What I Live For’
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - When the Redskins approached veteran receiver Santana Moss about possibly re-signing with the team, he didn’t have to think about if for a second, he told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Friday, because he wanted to be here.
Asked if he thought about how he’d fit into Jay Gruden’s offense, Moss quickly said he did not, prior to re-signing to play for the Redskins for another year.
“I didn’t have to look at the offense and all that,” Moss said. “That didn’t matter to me. I wanted to be home, and I didn’t have the chance to have to go look at film and see if I want to have a fit; when they gave me the opportunity to come back, it was no question that I was wanting to be there, so I signed on.”
Moss, 34, will be 35-years-old by the start of the 2014 NFL season. But that doesn’t matter to him either, he said, and he’s never once thought about the amount of mileage on his body, or how much less wear and tear he’d have had he been playing out of the slot his entire career.
“I never have to question myself about what I want to do, because this is what I live for,” Moss said.
“My thing is to play ball,” he said. “Regardless of the situation, I just go out there with my heart, my soul, and just try to make sure that I can give my all for my team because that’s all that matters.”
As for plans for future retirement? Well, that’s a simple answer too.
“When I can’t play no more, you’ll know because you won’t see me around no more,” Moss said. “But until that date comes, I’m gonna keep playing.”