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Randy Moss sticks with “next question” in response to playing time queries

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Randy Moss‘ return to Minnesota resulted in three catches and a 24-13 loss and the former Vikings star wasn’t on the field for much of it.

Moss remained a bit player in the 49ers offense on Sunday, although he was targeted six times over the course of the game. He had those three catches, dropped one and had another sail over his head when he was open in the end zone. He was asked after the game about the amount of snaps he saw on offense. He gave the same answer that he gave when asked a similar question earlier this week.

“Next question,” Moss said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Moss did answer other questions, though. He complimented Minnesota’s play and thanked the fans for “the love that they give” before saying the 49ers had to start getting ready for the Jets. That doesn’t sound like his evasion of questions about his playing time represents a real dissatisfaction with the 49ers, although that doesn’t mean that they might not want to see what a little more playing time brings

Quarterback Alex Smith, who said that the two players need to get better chemistry, didn’t have a completion longer than 22 yards on Sunday. The lack of big plays hurt the 49ers, so they might want to see if Moss can bring a few of them to the field going forward.

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15 Responses to “Randy Moss sticks with “next question” in response to playing time queries”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Sep 23, 2012 8:11 PM

    The lack of big plays hurt the 49ers? Wait, I don’t understand. I thought it was the Vikings who didn’t get enough big plays. I thought the Vikings were terrible. I thought they had no chance to win this game. I’m so confused.

  2. detroit20iron says: Sep 23, 2012 8:25 PM

    Any given Sunday.

  3. conormacleod says: Sep 23, 2012 8:27 PM

    I said the 49ers were ground and pound. I said it would be close. Lets hear from the guys that don’t believe in “Any Given Sunday”! Screw you morons!

  4. flsnupe says: Sep 23, 2012 8:34 PM

    That’s a question for the coach.

  5. urcrap says: Sep 23, 2012 8:34 PM

    Good building block game for the Vikes! Long time since they actually played four full quarters and put their best on the field. Get some momentum going now and let it carry them into December! Skol Vikes!!!!

  6. purpleguy says: Sep 23, 2012 8:36 PM

    Who’d have ever thought it would be the Vikings shutting up the 49ers fans yapping the last 2 weeks about being NFCN champs.

  7. mrlynch33 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:50 PM

    Niners fan here great game by the vikes. Liking Kyle Rudolph.

  8. calbsure says: Sep 23, 2012 8:54 PM

    Funny, how the anti-Ponder/Viking chatter has become mute.

  9. fdugrad says: Sep 23, 2012 9:03 PM

    OK Randy, next question: “What’s the over/under on the number of games you have left prior to hitting the waiver wire?”

  10. pappavike says: Sep 23, 2012 9:29 PM

    Moss was a great player for the Vikes! I still think he has game. But even when he was playing for the Vikes you have to get him involved in the game early! because he get’s disinterested when he isn’t being thrown to! And three throws is not enough! It’s great to see the Vikes with a killer instinct. GO VIKES!!

  11. monkeyhateclean says: Sep 23, 2012 9:50 PM

    Any sport reporter who considers himself a legit member of the media should be embarrassed for trying to pin Moss down about his disappointing return to the city that made him an 1st ballot HOF’er.

  12. situsavaisprier says: Sep 23, 2012 10:27 PM

    Not surprised one bit. The media in general doesn’t give a damn about these people. They just want that juicy story or quote to put out there. Of course they will ask him this. Maybe if the 49ers lose again they will bring this back up to try to start something. Maybe even with Coach Harbaugh. Good for Moss not answering too.

  13. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    Too big of a logjam at receiver for San Fran. It’s almost like they have too many offensive options.

  14. vikingforever says: Sep 23, 2012 10:55 PM

    Good game vikes……… glad Moss did not play spoiler

  15. haterhurter937 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:58 AM

    if the 49ers need big plays the last person they need to look for is moss.

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