Randy Moss inspired a lot of excitement from San Francisco 49ers fans and beat writers this offseason. There were accounts that he looked like the best receiver on the team.
We were skeptical Moss would make such a big impact. He was dumped by three teams in 2010 for a reason, and he didn't play in the NFL last year. At best, we figured he could be a useful role player. He has been a role player.
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Think about that for a minute: Kyle Williams has played more on offense -- not special teams -- than Randy Moss. (Neither player has been productive: Moss has 88 yards, Williams 16.) When you add tight end Vernon Davis to the mix, Moss really is the fourth or fifth receiving option on the 49ers, not counting their running backs.
"We have a lot of combinations," Harbaugh said, via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. "We have a lot of things we can use right."
The team prefers to use Williams in three receiver sets because of his short area quickness in the slot, according to Matt Maiocco. Moss usually is on the bench then. Moss likely would start if Crabtree or Manningham got hurt.