No one’s quite sure what to expect from Randy Moss.
Sure, he’s one of the 49ers five No. 1 receivers.
But after blowing through three teams in 2010 and none last year, it’s hard to gauge what he’s going to do on the field this year.
But so far, the Moss experiment seems to be going well.
‘‘It’s neat to watch our players watch a guy like Randy, that people watched growing up,’’ 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said, via Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe.
Moss said at the beginning of training camp that he’s matured.
‘‘Well, when I first came into this league, it was more of I didn’t really understand really everything that goes on with the NFL,’’ Moss said on July 27. ‘‘And now that I’m matured physically and mentally, my philosophy is I do not like what the NFL does for me, I want to know what I can do to make the NFL better. If that’s teaching the young guys and showing guys my professionalism and bringing leadership on and off the field, that’s what I’ll do. If we have that mind-set, it’ll make it a better league.”
The idea of Moss showing maturity, or leadership, is comical considering some of his past shenanigans.
But Harbaugh said defensive players are always taking a peek to watch him in practice, and believes that he is, in fact, back.
‘‘Ray [McDonald] says, ‘I don’t think Randy Moss has lost a step,’ ’’ Harbaugh said. ‘‘And Justin [Smith] says, ‘That’s Randy freakin’ Moss over there. It doesn’t matter if he did lose a step. That’s Randy Moss.’
“It’s been great. He’s been all about getting into this team, getting into this playbook and being a part about what we have going here. [I’m] really, really happy.”
Trying to bet on how Moss will react in the face of adversity will always be a dicey proposition, which makes his situation worth monitoring all year.