Brandon Jacobs, the running back who like Moss signed with the 49ers this offseason, says that after watching Moss doing offseason work, he thinks the Moss in San Francisco right now is motivated to play like the Moss of old. Jacobs told Jim Rome on Rome that Moss has been assuring teammates that they’re going to like what they see from him this year.
“His motivation level is high,” Jacobs said. “I think Moss has a chip on his shoulder. I’ve spoken to him a lot, and he starts off everything with, ‘Just wait.’ He’s got a chip on his shoulder, he’s ready to go out there and show everybody that he can play still.”
There was a time when a motivated Randy Moss was the best receiver in football, but that time is long in the past. Moss is 35 years old, didn’t play at all in 2011 and didn’t play well in 2010. No matter how motivated Moss is, no amount of motivation can help Moss outrun Father Time.