WASHINGTON — Redskins great Santana Moss will join Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan throughout the 2016 NFL season.
Moss will make twice weekly appearances, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on Chad Dukes vs. The World, which airs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays on 106.7 The Fan. Moss called into Chad Dukes vs. The World to help make the big announcement.
“I’m really looking forward to joining you again, man,” Moss said. “I had some fun times with you my past few playing years. Now that that’s all over and behind me, now I’m looking forward to moving on and trying something new and seeing if I can do this thing with you.”
Moss’ career with the Redskins ended two years ago, after 10 incredible seasons in Washington to follow up his first four NFL seasons with the Jets. His 10,283 total receiving yards rank 41st all-time in the league and his place in Redskins history is firmly cemented. He finished third in franchise history in receptions (581), fourth in receiving yards (7,867) and seventh in receiving touchdowns (47).
Moss has spent his time after his playing days earning an advanced degree — his second — at the University of Miami: “I’m done. Officially done, man. I can put MBA on the end of my name now and wear it with a smile.”
“Bro, it was tough. It was real tough, honestly,” Moss told Dukes of the challenge. “But when you have a good supporting cast and when you have people in your corner that’s helping you and just leading you in the right direction, all you can do is appreciate that and continue to push on, and that’s what I’ve had. I’ve been blessed with that from day one. When I started off this whole football thing when I was young, I’ve always had someone in my corner. And after football, I’ve still been having the same people around, a couple of new people here and there, but still some of the same folks that’s been pushing me and keeping me humble and keeping me hungry.
“Therefore, you’re able to accomplish things like that. I’m proud of myself and I just wanted to thank those people. A lot of them know who they are, but the ones that I’m talking about, they really were the whole reason, and my whole motivation, behind doing the things that I do.”
On the Redskins’ offseason feeling more mundane than fans were typically accustomed to pre-Scot McCloughan, Moss assured, “Boring is good. I think right now at this state, where they’re trying to go and what type of team they’re trying to be, it’s been a quiet offseason.
“I’ve been up there a few times back and forth and I haven’t been hearing the things that normally go on with the Washington Redskins. So I’m definitely pleased to see that it’s been a boring offseason.”
Moss is over the edge with anticipation, he says, to see the Redskins’ high-powered offense, which is stacked with options — Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Vernon Davis, Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Jamison Crowder and first-round draft pick Josh Doctson, to name a few. Expectations, he says, are through the roof.
“I sit back and just wonder, like, man, if they really all can touch the ball as many times as possible that I know that they can, it’s through the roof what the expectations should be and could be,” Moss said. “You can’t really say I’m going to take this guy out the game, that guy out the game. We all know what Jordan Reed means to the team, so you can’t really sit out there and worry about DeSean and Pierre, and then you have the young guns that you have that we just drafted, and the guy that came in last year. I mean it’s so much talent, man, it’s almost scary.”
On Kirk Cousins possibly playing out 2016 on the franchise tag, which appears increasingly likely will be the case: “I sat back when the whole ordeal went about, saying, ‘Okay, he’s getting his opportunity now to be that guy, go ahead and get that blockbuster deal and not have that over his head.’
“Honestly, I’m thinking he might want to play with that little bit of pressure. I don’t know. Me personally, I didn’t have to wear those shoes that he’s wearing right now. I think the one thing that he has that he doesn’t have to worry about looking back is now he’s the man, he’s the guy. So, with that insurance alone, he should be able to go out and play his game and use the weapons that he has around him — which, he has a lot — and just let the season pan out to be what it’s going to be.”
“I feel like if he does that,” Moss said, “then he doesn’t have to worry about a contract. He doesn’t have to worry about how long he’ll be there. He will be there. That’s what I’m looking forward to, just seeing him be the guy he is, don’t let none of that stuff get in his head and go out and play good football.”
That’s just a little primer on the type of football content Moss will bring this fall, but you came here for the good stuff.
“I think since you’re going to be coming on multiple times a week all season long, we should probably try to do a movie segment,” Dukes said. “Shouldn’t we?”
“Hey, I want to do a movie segment,” Moss said. “I even have other plans. I’ll talk to you about it, but we can do some real big things with this movie thing. It’s been going for a few years with us and I think we can make it bigger than what it is, so let’s definitely do that.”
“Let’s do like a show,” Dukes said.
“That’s what I’m saying,” Moss said. “I’m definitely pleased to be able to be on with you, because now, some of the ideas that I have, I can throw at you and see if you can rock with it like that.”
“Alright. I know you’ve got a family and everything,” Dukes said. “Well, here’s what we do: I move into your house and then we just start working on all these plans together. Is that cool?”
Moss, laughing, returned, “That’s good with me, man. You can be a guest of mine, man. I told you, my friends is always welcome.”
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