thedude wrote:Jerry Rice is still the best receiver in history, but I'm afraid his record won't last much longer. Moss would be even closer to it, if he and Brady didn't sit out almost ever 4th quarter.
This is the thing to keep in mind. I keep seeing people hollering "if he can't do it in 12 games then it doesn't really count", but how much gametime has he missed simply because the score is so out of hand he doesn't even play a significant amount of the 4th quarter. I count at least a full game's worth of time the Pats either had the dogs called off or Brady and Moss were simply not playing.
Not much doubt in my mind that Moss could have had a couple more in the second half of Sunday's game to break the single game TD record. I think if Brady and Moss want to break Rice's record in 12 games, they can.
Of course if a couple of them came in garbage time, they'd be accused of running it up in pursuit of a personal record...
I think Belichick still has the team concept first, winning games is his priority, period. But as much as players and coaches toe the party line with "the only thing that matters is winning" , they also have a sense of history. I find it very hard to believe that anyone who has a legit shot at breaking an all time record really doesn't care about it.
Breaking records = $$$$$$$$, which I guarantee every player in the NFL cares a whole lot about.