Jerry Rice Joins ESPN, Rips NFL Great

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011  |  Updated 5:48 PM PDT
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Jerry Rice is now an ESPN employee.

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When your new job is to talk to a living, one way to impress your new employers is to rip one of the biggest names in the industry you are paid to talk about.

On the day former 49ers' legend Jerry Rice became an ESPN analyst, the Hall of Fame wide receiver called recently retired Randy Moss lazy.

Now Rice knows a thing or two about catching balls for a living and he didn't say Moss was not talented.

In fact, the former NBC Bay Area analyst told ESPN Radio that Moss had more talent than him but he didn't use it to his full potential.

“He could have been one of the greatest if he had worked just a little bit harder,” Rice said, according to Pro Football Talk. “I don’t think he wanted to give it 100 percent. You never knew what you were going to get with Randy. Sometimes you’d get the unbelievable guy, the amazing guy. Other times you’d get the guy that took a couple plays off.”

Rice said he wonders what Moss could have been if he just worked as hard as himself. He will join ESPN talking football when the NFL season starts.

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