Gannon: Harbaugh touts Moss as 49ers’ top receiver Posted by Cam Inman on July 9th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Randy Moss cast such a favorable impression during offseason workouts that coach Jim Harbaugh is calling him the 49ers’ best receiver, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Rich Gannon.
Moss indeed earned praise throughout the offseason program — from Harbaugh, quarterbacks, wide receivers, defensive backs, other teammates and the media that watched practice.
So it shouldn’t came as a surprise that Moss merited Harbaugh’s lofty endorsement to Gannon. Click here for the SiriusXM audio clip.
Gannon said Harbaugh told him: “This offseason he’s been incredible. He’s our best receiver right now.’ ”
Gannon then added: “How ’bout that, ‘He’s our best receiver.’ ”
The 49ers, of course, acquired Moss in March on a one-year deal to bolster a thin receiving corps that has also added New York Giants’ Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham and first-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins.
He's an interesting pick to say the least....at his current adp (8-9th) I could see him being a rock solid #3, even a 2.....is there anyway he has 1 more run left in him to become a #1 in that O? Doubtfull, but stranger things have happened.
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I might consider throwing out an 8th or 9th round pick to get him.
Moss, even in his latter years, still has the physical skills that most rookies dream about. And if his head is in the right spot, he can still be a star. The problem is what happens when Alex Smith doesn't (can't) get him the ball. Does Moss continue to be a good teammate, or does he start to sulk and pout?
Moss could be a very good player in 2012, but I'm not prepared to risk very much to find out.
Gonna be interesting to see how much of a factor he is:
Moss listed as starting WR for 49ers’ season opener By:The Sports Xchange | 09/04/12 10:32 PM Reuters.
Wide receiver Randy Moss, who did not play at all last season, is listed as a starter for the 49ers’ opener on the team’s official depth chart.
The 35-year-old Moss, who was signed as a free agent by the 49ers in March, will be paired with Michael Crabtree as the starting wide receivers against Green Bay on Sunday. Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams are the backups at those positions.
Moss was used sparingly in the preseason, catching just three passes for 24 yards, but coach Jim Harbaugh had praised him for his offseason work. Moss had been listed behind Ted Ginn Jr. for much of training camp, but Ginn injured his ankle and is questionable for the opener.
Moss last played for New England, Tennessee and Minnesota in 2010.
Randy Moss played on just 21-of-62 snaps in Sunday's win over the Packers. Moss made the most of his time on the field, hauling in all four of his targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. However, the usage should be a concern for owners. It's hard to sustain consistent production when playing a third of the snaps. Mario Manningham played 29 snaps. Related: Mario Manningham Source: CSN Bay Area Sep 10 - 10:37 AM