Moss determined to regain old form

Updated: May 29, 2003, 11:02 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Randy Moss is about as unique a football talent as the league has ever seen. That can best be illustrated by the fact that over the last two seasons he has amassed 188 receptions for 2,580 yards and 17 touchdowns, yet he is considered to be at sort of a career crossroads.

No, he's not close to being washed up, and it's almost absurd to refer to those numbers as sub-par production. But when he entered the league in 1998 and began torching opposing secondaries, Moss was tagged as not only the heir apparent to Jerry Rice, but he was well on his way to being the best receiver the NFL had ever seen. He has veered from that path since the end of 2000.

During his first three seasons, Moss averaged 1,388 and 14 touchdowns, and got many more unseen yards for his team in drawn pass interference penalties. In that time span, one of every five Moss catches ended with a flip to an official in the end zone.