So far, nothing but rave reviews for Moss
Randy Moss' slow descendent into his brief
retirement began after the Patriots' opening-day win over the Bengals
in 2010. That's when Moss declared that he wasn't appreciated in New
England; he also said there were people who didn't want him to succeed
Shortly afterward, Moss was traded to the Vikings
where he fizzled. After that was his short stay in Tennessee and then
his decision to quit football all together.
Given that history, it's not surprising that 49ers
head coach Jim Harbaugh praises Moss at every opportunity; Harbaugh
wants his big future Hall of Famer to feel loved. That's why anything
that Harbaugh says about how well Moss is fitting in should be put in
However, other players don't have to flatter Moss,
and most of them are just as glowing about him as Harbaugh.
Not only that, Moss dominated team drills
recently. Quarterback Alex Smith found him at least six times in a
20-minute team session.
"The physical skills, I think everybody knows. I
don't have to talk about that," Smith said. "But the thing you
appreciate a lot, this guy's a true pro. He's played a lot of football.
(He is) incredibly smart, incredibly smart out there. I mean, seeing
the defense, knowing what he's doing, and (he has the) tools to beat
whatever he's facing. It's nice."
Moss is not only helping Smith on the field, he's
helping him off of it as well. "Just talking to him about different
things, I'm even picking up stuff," Smith said.
It makes one believe that Moss could make a big
impact with the 49ers this year, and might even lead the team in
"He's easy to throw to," Smith said. "You know, a
guy that big and catches everything. Yeah, he's easy to throw to, makes
you look good."
Nothing But Positive News About Moss
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