Randy Moss talks the future of eSports, calls Rob Gronkowski 'a nightmare'

Football isn't Randy Moss' only game.

The former wide receiver, largely said to be one of the best to ever play (and maybe even the GOAT), also considers himself a pretty serious video gamer. 

"I used to have an Xbox in this room, Playstation in this room, Nintendo Wii in this room," Moss, now an analyst with ESPN, told AOL.com of how he spent his NFL paychecks. "I really took it overboard with different games."

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Moss and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster sat down in chilly Minneapolis for a few rounds of Call of Duty: WWII to promote the release of the popular game's latest DLC pack, The Resistance. The two livestreamed the gameplay on Twitch so fans around the country could watch and ask questions in real time. 

The ability for players to livestream games is one thing Moss thinks will help push the world of eSports into the mainstream. 

"I think it's changing for the better," he said. "There's a lot of great things that are coming out of streaming. The sky's the limit for gaming systems."

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Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

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Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

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Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

(Photo by Amber Procaccini)

Catch a replay of Randy and JuJu's livestream here

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Moss, who spent the majority of his playing career in Minneapolis, donned a "Property of Minnesota Vikings" sweatshirt for the event and spoke highly of how the city is preparing for Super Bowl Sunday. 

"The biggest thing that the Super Bowl committee and the state really wanted was a cold Super Bowl," he said. "They have a lot of things that they're able to do in the snow to make the city pretty." 

The weather, Moss added, is frigid -- but not as cold as he expected. 

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Jan 31, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; General overall view of NFL official Wilson football at U.S. Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 31, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; General overall view of U.S. Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 2: Workers move Patriot and NFL props before a rehearsal at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN during the lead-up to Super Bowl LII, where the New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles, on Feb. 2, 2018. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Inside the walls of U.S. Bank Stadium, however, weather won't be an issue. The largest issue, according to Moss, will be New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was recently cleared from concussion protocol

"He's a nightmare," Moss said. "A lot of people see a big guy like Rob Gronkowski and the first thing they want to do is come up and be physical with him. That's what he loves to do. Defenders have to pick and choose when to be quick, be like a gnat in his ear, or they have to pick and choose when to be physical."

The difficulty of defending Gronkowski is just one of the reasons Moss is picking his former team to win Super Bowl LII. 

"I'm picking the Patriots," he said, citing the team's improbable comeback last year in Super Bowl LI against the Falcons. "It's all up to the defensive play up front with the Philadelphia Eagles to be able to steal this game from the Patriots."

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