They had rookie safety Robert Johnson put on Moss‘ No. 84 jersey and run onto the practice field with TV cameras and photographers shooting away, thinking it was the star receiver. Moss jogged out a few minutes later, pulling his helmet on with his usual red gloves instead of the blue Johnson wore.
“I think some of the veteran DBs put him up to it,” Fisher said. “It was a good imitation. He just had the wrong colored gloves.”
Moss has immediately impressed his latest teammates. Kenny Britt, who will miss Sunday’s game at Miami, wants to learn how Moss catches go routes with his hands while the other receivers struggle to pull them into their bodies.
“He made it so easy,” Britt said.
Moss caught balls mostly from backup Kerry Collins, a teammate for a year when both were in Oakland. Young watched practice with his sprained left ankle, but Fisher said they hope Young is back on the field Thursday.
The Titans only hope Moss debuts just as he has in each of his previous first games with a new team. He has scored at least one touchdown and is averaging 122 yards.
Collins said the Titans are seeing the great attitude and work ethic Moss brings along with his desire to win. That ratchets up the expectations across the board.
“We all should raise the bar just a little higher with him here,” Collins said. “He’s a dynamic player. He can be a game changer and be the kind of guy that can turn the game on one play.”