San Francisco 49ers Training Camping 2012: Randy Moss Arrives Early to Team Headquarters

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Before Randy Moss signed his one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, calling the wide receiver a prototypical veteran, who other player’s could look up to, would have been a misstatement.  During offseason workouts, Moss has been praised for his work ethic and the examples he is setting for the young receivers on the roster like Michael Crabtree and A.J. Jenkins.  With veterans not required to report to training camp until Thursday, Moss showed up one day early looking ready to start his redemption season.

Moss arrived in Santa Clara on Wednesday pulling a suitcase and balance ball.  The wide receiver is showing up with a chip on his shoulder because everyone, minus the 49ers Faithful, thinks he is washed up and too old to be a productive offensive player.  Showing Moss still has value, Niner fans point to him participating in every practice since April 30 and him heeding Jim Harbaugh’s request to set examples for other players by sitting in the front-row during team meetings.

There is hope Moss can still be a good receiver for the 49ers even if he missed all of last season because he retired.  With hope, also comes hesitation until we see how he plays at training camp and the preseason games.  However, Moss does not need to be the record setting receiver he was with the Patriots.  The 49ers just need him to give life to the dull passing attack from last season.  At the most the 49ers need Moss to stretch the field to give tight end Vernon Davis and receivers Crabtree and Mario Manningham open space underneath.  At the every least, the 49ers need him to continue setting the examples he has for other players and to keep his antics in check.

 

Topics: 49ers 2012, 49ers Rookies, 49ers Training Camp, Cam Johnson, Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers

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  • Chris G

    Moss is a beast, and always will be. Smith needs to just air it out and Moss will ge it

  • POKEY

    RANDY IS RANDY SO LET IT GO. I HAVE FOLLOWED RANDY SINCE HIS MARSHALL YEARS. HE IS THE BEST. HE CAN SNATCH THAT FOOTBAL LIKE NO OTHER. HIS PERSONALITY CERTAINLY RUBS SOME PEOPLE THE WRONG WAY BUT I SEE A CHAMPION AND IT IS REFRESHING.

  • FedUpWithEuroWhingers

    I’d like to see more fades to Moss in the end zone. Despite all the hype, Moss, Jenkins, Jacobs, and James’ impact has been zilch, nada, ninguna, nunca, zero. It’s time to get the all involved. Manningham has been the only pickup with really positive impact. Injury to Aldon Smith worries me. We should not be flailing around for a cast-off kicker from elsewhere, let Akers finish the season with dignity, he deserves it. My only real concern is if someone steps on Staley’s or A. Davis’s ankle, we’re hosed at OT. Switching Boone last-second is too risky. And for crying out loud, let Alex start. You see what all this to and fro’ing has gotten us around the league. Remember Andy Reid saying the same thing: “It’s good to have a choice between VIck and Kolb.” And look where they are now. Keep CK7 as a good backup, then start him next season. Go Niners !