San Francisco responded after last weeks last with a 34-0 win over the New York Jets. The team did not play great, but dominated the Jets the whole day and showed that they are the team with a back up quarterback who can make a difference.
After failing to do anything offensively last week, there will be pressure on the offense to put some points on the board, and that will have to come by air. Smith and his receivers will need to get up to speed if they want to avoid another loss by only scoring 13 points like last week.
The San Francisco Defense was the story on Sunday keeping the Green Bay Packers off the scoreboard for most of the game and stepped up late to hold off the Packers rally. Alex Smith was almost as impressive committing zero turnovers and answering each time the Packers threatened to come back and steal the game. The entire team earned a grade of an A and are perhaps the most complete team in the league.
The San Francisco 49ers were set to play their first preseason game of the year when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park Friday.
In the past, fans have seen Moss flourish when he was in a situation that he liked, and the added contract incentives should push him even more. He also won’t be going against many elite passing defenses, so there aren’t a lot of chances to bottle him up in 2012.
No receiver in the history of the NFL—Rice included—has displayed the combination of size, speed, sure-handedness, intelligence and big play-making abilities like Moss.
If Moss has anything left at the age of 35, he will be a welcome addition. He still has excellent speed and can stretch the field. His mere presence will open up the short-to-medium range routes for Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham and tight end Vernon Davis.
SANTA CLARA (KCBS) – 49er quarterbacks Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick said they were impressed with wide receiver Randy Moss during his workout in Santa Clara Thursday. “It’s May. I don’t know that you get […]
Madden said it remains to be seen whether Moss’ speed can still threaten a defense.
Randy Moss is back after reaching a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, announced by the team late Monday.