Randy Moss IS a San Francisco 49′er
According to foxsports.com:
Randy Moss is ready to show the world he can still be that dynamic deep threat who once dominated NFL defensive backs.
Even after a year away. Even at age 35. Even with a reputation he says isn’t all it’s made out to be.
Moss is getting a another chance in the NFL, signing a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, only hours after he worked out for the team with coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback.
”I’m not a free agent. I’m a guy straight off the couch, straight off the street,” Moss said. ”One thing I want the sports world to understand is the love and passion I have for football.”
Moss will fill a big void for the reigning NFC West champions in Harbaugh’s version of the West Coast offense.
While he didn’t go as far as to promise not to pout when times are tough, he did say all the right things, and that he plans to be a positive presence in a locker room known for its blue-collar, unselfish approach. Moss has no interest in reflecting on his past, either.
This is a fresh start.
Moss got a good vibe about the organization from the moment he was picked up at the airport Sunday night, calling it a ”no-brainer” to sign. He said the organization quickly decided to ”pull the trigger,” and it’s a low-risk, high-reward move for San Francisco.
”Harbaugh is a young, enthusiastic coach. I love enthusiasm,” Moss said. ”A lot of things stood out to me.”
Moss dazzled in a stellar workout with the New Orleans Saints last Tuesday, running about 45 routes and looking “like the old Randy,” according to witnesses at the workout, FOX Sports reported.
The 49ers can sure use him. San Francisco’s receivers managed just one catch for 3 yards in a 20-17 loss in the NFC championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants at Candlestick Park on Jan. 22.
York told reporters earlier Monday at team headquarters his team needed ”someone to stretch the field.” The athletic, 6-foot-4 Moss fits the bill.
Moss said he initially retired for ”personal reasons outside of football” and considered making a comeback late in the 2011 season before ultimately deciding to give his body more time to train. He suffered a shoulder injury during 2010 with New England. Moss always believed he still could perform.
The 49ers also are working to re-sign quarterback Alex Smith, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2005, and have reportedly made him a three-year offer. Smith’s representatives haven’t returned multiple messages seeking an update on the status of negotiations, and the Niners have been mentioned as being in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.
Moss hasn’t lost his swagger.
”I accept the challenge and I’m ready to bring the fans out to the seats,” he said, noting he considers this a chance to give back to the game. ”I like what I can do for the NFL. I don’t like what the NFL can do for me.”
Info via: foxsports.com