Dungy on Moss: Fragile 'a good word'

NBC Sports has distributed a transcript from Sunday's edition of "Football Night in America" pregame show.

Studio analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison and host Dan Patrick discussed New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss' dubious performance in a 20-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Gillette Stadium.

Moss had one catch for 16 yards and a lost fumble four days after coach Bill Belichick ejected him and three teammates from the facility for showing up late to a team meeting.

Harrison: "I don't think he quit, but I don't think he played as hard as he could have played. I saw him quit on one route in particular. He had more drops than he had catches. He had a penalty. Uncharacteristic of Moss and what we've seen from him this year."

Dungy: "I don't think he quit either. I think Randy Moss played a poor game. It probably started earlier in the week. ... I never sent a guy home from practice. That had to impact Moss."

Harrison: "It really affected him. He's clearly worked so hard to repair his image and reputation. For him to get sent home and bring negativity to the New England Patriots, it really affected him. He didn't play with the type of confidence he normally plays with."

Dungy: "Randy is a guy who needs confidence."

Patrick: "Is he fragile?"

Dungy: "That might be a good word."

Harrison: "Randy Moss is a captain of the New England Patriots. He has to continue to go out there and play because he has younger receivers, younger guys looking up to him. ... He has to be the leader."