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Is Moss involved enough on offense?

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Posted: 10/08/2012 2:14 PM

Is Moss involved enough on offense? 


I just want to see some of your opinions on how Moss is being utilized. After 5 games he only has 9 receptions, 99 yards and 1 TD. I realize he is past his prime, but he's got more gas in the tank than 20 yards a game. I know we have taken some shots (CK almost connected) but do you guys think he should be more involved? Maybe he will be used more as the season progresses?noidea

My two favorite teams are the 49ers and whoever is playing Seattle.
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Posted: 10/08/2012 3:07 PM

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i think he's capable of more too. but it's hard to get everyone involved considering the number of weapons we have. we have not (until recently) had explosive offensive outputs. but i truly believe we have as explosive and versatile a group of weapons as anyone: davis, c-tree, manningham, williams, moss, and walker. i would say walker has been even more underutilized. on another team he could be one of the leading receivers at the TE position and so far this year he's hardly had any action thrown his way.

we just have too many weapons to keep everyone satisfied.

i hope to see us take a few more upfield shots with him but don't be surprised if his production continues to be less than what he's capable of and less than what many think it should be. our offense is built to wear on our opponent and to spread the ball around in the passing game. that's what we're doing now and it's hard to argue with the results!

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 10/08/2012 3:23 PM

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"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 10/08/2012 3:44 PM

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Thanks for that link. I'll admit I was a little worried about Moss becoming disengaged, but that certainly doesn't appear to be the case. Harbaugh is a master at getting everyone to buy into the team concept. I guess its pretty hard to argue with a 18-5 recordcool As a DC, it has to be an absolute nightmare preparing for all of the 49ers weapons on offense.

My two favorite teams are the 49ers and whoever is playing Seattle.
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Posted: 10/08/2012 3:50 PM

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yeah and i did notice a few plays in the second half where moss was very clearly blocking downfield in the running game! that's as good a sign as there is.

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 10/08/2012 4:41 PM

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One possibility is that he wants everyone ready to go come playoff time and he figures that while guys like Crabtree and Williams could use lots of touches to get into playoff form, someone as experienced as Moss is already as prepared as he'll be in his career. A few throws here and there will keep him from getting rusty, but the other guys need some development time.

On the other hand, maybe Harbaugh just doesn't think Moss has a lot left and just wants to keep his deep-threat aura intact for a few deep shots in the playoffs, and wants him around as a mentor for the younger guys.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 10:51 AM

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I think Harbaugh could be saving him for later.

I am curious to see when opposing defenses will start treating Moss not as a hall of famer, but just as another receiver on the roster. Right now he is still getting a ton of respect. Opposing DB's don't want to get posterized by a 60 yard TD pass on sportscenter. If Harbaugh continues to utilize Moss as he has so far, and it gets to be, say, week 10, I just can't see opposing teams continuing to give Moss the same respect. Perhaps at that point we will see Moss more. He's 35 years old, and the only passes that Moss is going to be catching at this point are intermediate ones. That's what the defense is giving him. I'm sure Harbaugh is more comfortable with Crabtree, Williams and Manningham taking those passes and taking those hits. They are also more likely to break tackles and get yards after the catch than Randy.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 6:56 PM

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i don't agree with that. moss may not run a 4.30 40 yard dash anymore but he still has very good speed IMO not to mention he can play the jump ball very well. also, his speed even at 35 is deceptive. with those long legs and that long stride, he is still more than capable of getting up the field more than just on intermediate routes IMO. he's not what he once was obviously but i think he's still quite dangerous, hence the respect and way he's being defended.

he's a fantastic athlete even at 35. look at rice at 35. hell, look at rice at 40! now, i know rice and moss were 2 very different types of players. but i'm just saying that alltime great receivers like them, who take great care of their bodies are still capable of running pretty damn well.

so i say all that to say that i think moss is still a threat deep, albeit not the one he was in 1998. he's still a definite threat though IMO. he looks good out there.

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 10/13/2012 1:37 AM

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I have a few thoughts about Moss.

- My first reaction was that Harbaugh likes to bring along players slowly on the offense side of the ball.  Really, Harbaugh has no history of adding new offensive weapons last season.

- My next thought was that Harbaugh is really giving his core players the playing time and Moss & Jacobs are the role players.  I too think both have a lot left to give but they are not the future of the team.  They represent the now.  

If Harbaugh & Roman put to much emphasis on Moss, no real growth by the young WRs.  Moss may not be with the team next season.

- My next thought, which was my original thinking, Harbaugh was saving both for the end of the season and post season run which I am backing off.  Moss showed he still has it!

Conclusion:  I feel that Harbaugh is creating the core of the offense in VD, Crabtree, AJ Jenkins, Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter & LaMichael James while Moss & Jacobs just fill in the gaps and be great models for the young players.  They both give the Niners weapons they didn't have last offseason, a deep threat & consistent short yardage conversion situations.
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Posted: 10/16/2012 6:21 PM

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My answer to your question is no, they aren't using him enough on offense.

More Moss!
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Posted: 10/17/2012 8:37 AM

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it was only one play.....but moss showed a clear ability to still get deep on the defense against the giants.

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Posted: 10/17/2012 9:35 AM

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I'm not saying he should be the primary go to guy, but yes I think we need to go to him more often if he is to be effective.  If you don't go his way more often he isn't any use to us even as a decoy because teams watch tape and count the throws in his direction. Saving him for playoff's won't work if we are not in them.

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