After the Redskins lost two straight at home — running their home mark under Mike Shanahan to 11-20, if you include the playoffs — several local sports-talk shows talked about Washington’s apparent lack of a home-field advantage.
Chad Dukes brought the question to Santana Moss on Tuesday, during the latter’s weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan. Dukes mentioned how you could hear Giants fans chanting “De-Fense,” and cheering for Victor Cruz on Sunday night. After a pause, the veteran wide receiver said this.
“You know, I try not to let that bother what I have to go out and do — for all the years that I’ve been here — because you do worry about that at times,” he said. “I hate seeing the other team tailgating, and they’re flicking you off, and you’re home. You know, I can take it when I go away, because that’s what it’s supposed to be. I hate when their team is in the game and you just hear [visiting fans] more. I hate all that stuff.
“I hate to be on the cold side of the field, and the other team has the sun on their side. I hate a lot of that stuff about what goes on. But at the end of the day, I try not to let that be about what we do out there on the field, because our job is bigger than that.
“But it is what it is,” Moss concluded. “When I came here it was like that, so you learn to accept it. And I feel like as a player, it shouldn’t bother you. It shouldn’t bother what our whole goal is to go out there and do that day. So at the end of the day, that’s why it doesn’t really bother me. But I do hate a lot of that.”
(Listen to the audio here)
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