Washington Redskins: Santana Moss Wants to Be a Redskin

Josh McCainSenior Writer IJune 1, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Wide receiver Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins makes a touchdown pass reception against Alan Ball #20 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Santana Moss just completed an interview on ESPN980's Sports Fix hosted by Kevin Sheehan and the Washington Examiner's Thom Loverro.

In the interview Moss refused to pile on quarterback Donovan McNabb and the struggles of the offense saying, "He did the best with what he had. I can't sit here and point my finger at one person, and I won't."

But probably the most important thing to come out of the interview is that Moss reiterated what he said in January when his contract was up and that he still wants to be a Redskin.

Unlike fellow Redskin free agents Carlos Rogers and Clinton Portis, Moss isn't talking about going to a division rival in order to "stick it" to the Skins.

Moss wants to finish what he started when he was traded to D.C.

Of course, his story is different than both Rogers and Portis.

Unlike Portis, there is still tread left on Moss's tires, where Portis is probably done as an every down back and will probably be lucky if a team signs him to a one-year league minimum deal.

And well, Carlos Rogers feels either disrespected by the team or by the fans (maybe both); he never really made that clear. 

He's still angry about the restricted free-agent tender the Redskins deemed him last season and because he was technically the No. 2 corner (though he often lined up against top tier receivers), he feels disrespected in that regard as well.

Moss is different from Rogers because, unlike Rogers, he knows why nothing got done between him and the team before the lockout.

It's the same reason why Rex Grossman (day one starter, don't let Beckmania fool you) wasn't resigned before the lockout.

The Redskins' front office has no idea what the landscape of the future NFL is going to look like.

There could be a smaller salary-cap and if that were the case then they may have overpaid their crop of free-agents.

I have no doubts that the Skins will definitely re-sign Moss and Grossman because it makes sense for them. 

The franchise just knew that negotiations were going to take too long and nothing would get done before the lock-out and since that was a strong possibility then the smart thing to do would just wait until after the lockout so you know what the cap situation would be.

Rogers doesn't see that, but that's an article for a different time.

All in all, I'm glad that Moss still wants to be a Redskin. As a fan I still want him to be a Redskin. Granted I want to get him as much help as possible because I feel he's more dangerous in the slot than as the No. 1 guy.

A tip of the hat to Santana and I hope that his positive attitude rubs off on some of the other players.