Titans receiver Randy Moss admits he is frustrated.
But not because of the Titans' recent circus of the fact that he has just four catches for 49 yards in his three games with Tennessee.
“A lot of that stuff that goes on in the organization is not in my control. The only thing that really frustrates me is winning and losing,” Moss said Thursday. “Me getting the ball, and we lose the game, I'm still frustrated. But me not the ball and us winning would make me happy. Us just going out here and finding a way to win is really what is going to satisfy me and really everybody else in this locker room.
“Me not getting any balls, and the things that have been going on the last couple of weeks is not really getting me down, because, I've got to get paid and get my check and feed my family each and every week. The frustration is the losses. I'm used to being in the offense and not having a lot of balls come my way and not catching any balls, but the thing that really hurts is at the end of the day, if you win it or if you lose it.”
Moss admits that it has been a bit of a difficult adjustment having three different quarterbacks start in each of his games as a Titan. This week, it appears that veteran Kerry Collins has recovered sufficiently enough from his calf injury that he will make the start against Jacksonville. Moss says the musical chairs at quarterback of late with Collins, Rusty Smith and now injured Vince Young is not an excuse.
“That is hard, but at the same time, I've still got to come to work. I've still got to go out there and play football. So that's just an excuse to be honest with you. I don't really make excuses,” Moss said. “Whatever they put out there, the 11 guys the put on the field, somehow those 11 guys have got to make it happen. And these last couple of weeks, we haven't been doing that. Hopefully, this week we can just put a whole 60 minute football game together and try to get this win, because we need it.”
The move back to Collins, who was Moss' teammate in Oakland in 2005, should help. Last week, Tennessee was shut out with Smith a rookie having to make his first start.
“Hopefully, with Kerry and with us, and things that we've done to change the offense around a little bit this week, hopefully we can put some drives together to move up and down the field and stay on the field on third down instead of being off on third down,” he said. “I just want to play some football, man, and win some games. That's what I want to do.”
Moss said the Titans, mired in a four-game losing streak at 5-6, have to take stock of themselves and perform better as team if they want to win against the Jaguars and stay in the log-jammed AFC South race.
“I think it's all on us. It's nothing that the opponents are doing. We just have to work. The coaches coach, the players play. I think that goes hand in hand,” Moss said. “I think if we're going to try to make a playoff push, because we're one game out of this division, coaches have got to be on their A game and players have got to be on their A game. That's how you make that playoff push. If we're not on our A games, it's not gonna happen. Hopefully, like I said, we can get this victory this week. I think everybody wants it, but we can't talk about it. We've got to go out there and make it happen.”