Power at the goal line
Moss further demonstrated just how powerful he is coming out of the backfield against Idaho State University.
On a 1st and goal from the one-yard line, quarterback Tyler Huntley sends wide receiver, Demari Simpkins in motion. This is to confuse the defense as well as see if they are playing man or zone coverage.
Once he passes Huntley’s line of vision, fakes the handoff to Simpkins and instead gives it to Moss who is standing behind him. After collecting the ball, Moss puts his head down and runs straight for the endzone. At the goal line, he is met by Bengal linebacker Kody Graves who stands at 6’1″ 225 pounds . When Moss feels his presence, he ducks his head down, leans his shoulder in Graves’ chest and crosses the goal line to give Utah a 10-0 lead.
In a play of sheer physicality, Moss shows why was given the player comparison that he was in Marion Barber. Like Moss, Barber a.k.a “The Barbarian” made a name for himself in the NFL as back that was not to be messed with. Barber had an almost identical running style to Moss, upright, physical and didn’t shy away from contact.
As Moss brings those traits to the NFL, he will be key in many packages the Bill send out this season. As their wide receiving core becomes strengthened with the addition of Stefon Diggs, play-action and running plays could be a huge key to Buffalo’s success. In addition, Moss will provide excellent pass coverage for Allen as again, he is not one to shy away from contact.