The 35-year-old receiver has been nothing more than a bit player in the team's physical, old-school offense, but he's OK with that.
"Nobody around here ever gets caught up with 'The Guy' terminology," coach Jim Harbaughtold the San Francisco Chronicle. "It's about us; it's about the team. And Randy, there's no evidence that he's concerned about 'The Guy' tag. He knows football. He knows the team that plays best is going to win the game. He's been about that."
Moss has pulled in just five catches for 60 yards and a touchdown over the season's first two games. He's been on the field for only 40 of San Francisco's 123 offensive snaps, but we've heard no complaints. Maybe that's because Moss -- who has yet to earn a Super Bowl ring in his long and winding career -- might be on the best team in the NFC.
Besides, this season isn't about the numbers for Moss, who's earned the reputation of being a good locker-room presence despite a few hiccups along the way.
One final option while we're at it: Our friend Harbaugh is simply lulling the world into a sleep, preparing to set Moss free at the perfect moment.
"There are a lot of possibilities there," Harbaugh told the newspaper. "You'd like to have your opponent think about all those different possibilities."