49ers' Moss loses me-first attitude
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency
|San Francisco 49ers Randy Moss runs away from Arizona Cardinals defenders on his way to a touchdown in the second half during their NFL football game in Phoenix, Arizona October 29, 2012. (REUTERS)
Randy Moss, consummate team player.
You read that right.
That's something San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has been trying to convince people of since signing Moss as a free agent in March.
The former superstar wideout -- renowned for a me-first prima donna attitude -- has had a quiet season with the 49ers on the field and off, after coming out of a one-year retirement.
But on Monday night in Arizona, he caught a medium-range pass from Alex Smith at the sideline and then, rather than go out of bounds, he cut it back inside with a great move -- and turned on his famous jets and was gone for a 47-yard touchdown. It was his second touchdown of the season.
And his teammates just ate it up.
"There was a lot of reaction to it on the sideline," Harbaugh said. "And there was a lot of reaction in the film room (Tuesday) when Randy got the block that got Michael (Crabtree) a few more yards.
"Randy just works extremely hard -- cares a lot about his teammates. When you see a guy have success, and then you see the reaction that the teammates have for him, you know that he's a respected and well-liked guy."
Harbaugh said Moss had shown in the past he could be a good blocker, and is one this season -- and he didn't have to be convinced to do it, his coach said.
How about that.