Hours after signing with the 49ers, Randy Moss pronounced himself ready to play in San Francisco, and he said there are misconceptions about him, both in terms of what he has left on the field and what he’ll be like in the 49ers’ locker room.
“I think when it comes to the world-wide sports media, I’ve gotten a bad rap . . . not being a team player and things like that,” Moss said. “I really don’t want to get into that because that’s not what I’m here for. I think that one thing I’d like the sports world to understand is the love and the passion I have for the game of football. I think every player wants to win and every organization wants to win.”
Although Moss has been out for a full year and didn’t look like he had much left when he played in 2010, he says he’s going to be the Moss of old with the 49ers.
“I’m ready to go,” Moss said. “I think you can hear from my last workout with the Saints and here today with the 49ers, I’m ready to get back into the game of football. I think I can still play at a high level. So I look forward to learning the offense and getting with the group of guys in the locker room and learning what my role is going to be on this team. Like I said, I accept the challenge, and I’m ready to bring the fans out of their seats.”
Moss also said he was impressed with the arm strength of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when the two worked out together.
“Yes, he can still bring it at his old age,” Moss said of Harbaugh. “I don’t know, he’s probably sitting there with an ice pack or something on his shoulder right now, but, yeah, he can still wing it.”
If Moss can still bring it at his own old age, the 49ers just got a major free agency addition.