There were plenty of controversial calls and no-calls in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, but the one play that resulted in Colin Kaepernick’s only interception of the game angered former 49ers linebacker and four-time Super Bowl champion Bill Romanowski.
Kaepernick threw an ill-advised pass to Randy Moss that was well over his head and considered to some as uncatchable. Although the consensus was that there was no way Moss would be able to reach the ball thrown in his direction a few feat above his head, Romanowski feels otherwise via CSNBayArea.com:
“Randy Moss alligator armed it, he didn’t go up for the ball!” Romanowski shouted. “He said he was the best receiver in the DAMN world — okay, you hear me? OH GOD! That’s what pisses me off! You’re playing in the SUPER BOWL, guys!”
Romanowski was adamant about his feelings referring to Moss not even attempting to go up for the ball thrown in his direction. The pass by Kaepernick resulted in a costly interception, but there was no way Moss would’ve been able to reach the pass.
Fortunately, the 49ers were able to bounce back after the turnover to cut the deficit to five points late in the fourth quarter.
Moss finished with two catches for 41 yards. The veteran wideout claimed to be the greatest player at his position of all-time, but failed to prove that fact in the Super Bowl and questions will loom on whether or not he’ll return next season or chose to retire for a second time.
The future Hall of Famer has indicated his intentions to return next season with a desire to continue playing for another season. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has let it known that he hopes Moss will return to San Francisco, but the veteran wideout hasn’t said if staying with the 49ers is in his plans.