Moss credits Belichick for teaching him football
The Associated Press
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Randy Moss arrived at the New England Patriots five years ago thinking he knew a lot about football.
Then, he began playing for Bill Belichick. Moss' mindset regarding his own football knowledge changed in a hurry. Only then did he learn the intricacies of his sport from ``A to Z,'' as the 49ers wide receiver now puts it.
Moss returns to Foxborough, Mass., this weekend with his new team to face the high-scoring Patriots in prime time _ a matchup of Tom Brady and the AFC's top offense against NFL sacks leader Aldon Smith and the NFC's No. 2 defense. The 35-year-old Moss hardly has the playmaking role as a 14th-year pro that he did as a youngster in the league, yet that didn't stop Belichick from piling on the praise this week.