Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Randy Moss has played 14 seasons in the NFL, but he's never had a quarterback throw the ball so hard that it dislocates his finger.   During the San Francisco 49ers Monday night game against the Chicago Bears, signal caller Colin Kaepernick, who made his first NFL start that night, threw a pass that popped Moss's finger out of place.  "Man, he dislocated my finger," Moss said to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday. "Really, the play was designed for the ball to be thrown in the first hole," Moss said of the pass that he could only deflect. "And I think I got to the second hole -- or we call them windows as a wide receiver -- and when he found me in the second hole it was kind of too late to throw it, but he threw it anyway. So he had to put one them Randy Johnson fastballs on me. When it hit my finger, I felt my finger pop -- dislocated it. So I had to come back to the sideline and the doctor had to pop it back in." Moss said his finger hurt badly but he wasn't going to show any emotion to his teammates. "I try to take pride in taking care of my body and finessing the balls as they come to me," Moss said. "But Kap throws hard. He's very strong and he works out every day. And I didn't really say anything to him other than, 'Keep doing what he's doing.' My finger will heal up. "It hurt. It hurt. It really did. I tried not to show any tears. I don't know if they caught me crying or not. But it did hurt, but like I said, it's not the time of the year to be crying because it's late in the season. Everybody's hurting. Everybody's ailing. Everybody's feeling a little bit of pain. Some go home and some keep moving. And we want to be the team that keeps moving." Moss said he's very impressed with Kaepernick's leadership.   "I think that's most important because, no disrespect to Alex, but I think most backup quarterbacks, young as he is, are waiting in the shadows, like Aaron Rodgers was with Brett Favre," Moss said. "And I'm not comparing Alex and Brett or Aaron Rodgers and Kap. But I think most second-string quarterbacks are just waiting in the shadows and waiting to get their shot. "I think that Kap's been able to come in and lead us as a whole unit. Any time a guy can come in and lead like that, and I don't mean verbally, I mean leading by example, it's what we as football players look for in a player, especially a quarterback. So I really just compliment his leadership and going out there and leading our offense up and down the field."

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