49ers' Moss loses me-first attitude

San Francisco 49ers Randy Moss runs away from Arizona Cardinals defenders on his way to a touchdown...

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)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:31 PM ET

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.


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