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Randy Moss earning a new respect with his blocking skills

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Randy Moss isn’t making as many highlight reels as he used to.

But that doesn’t mean he’s not making plays.

His 49ers teammates are impressed and amazed by the veteran wide receiver’s blocking ability, something that’s always been obscured his penchant for big-play catches.

Last week, he had a 47-yard touchdown. But he’s had plenty of those. The block he dropped on Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes which released Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard catch-and-run earned him respect.

I’ve never seen him do that before,” running back Anthony Dixon said, via Matt Maiocco of “You saw what it did to our sideline. It inspired everybody to see him do that.”

Moss has said part of the reason he enjoys being with the 49ers is learning a new way of offense under coordinator Greg Roman.

“He asks the questions on the smallest details, even in the running game, let alone the passing game that it makes you say, ‘That’s the question that should be asked right now,'” Roman said. “He understands there are a couple different ways to do things. Also, he understands the game well enough, where he says, ‘Have you thought about this?'”

Quarterback Alex Smith said Moss’s attention to detail is most obvious when they’re dissecting the run game on tape, and Roman said his willingness to block and his effectiveness are a big part of the reason they succeed.

“Starting in the Houston the game, in the preseason, Randy was wearing people out, blocking,” Roman said. “And I can’t stress enough how professional, how team-oriented Randy Moss is.

“All I can tell you, as a 49er, he’s busting tail on everything.”

That hasn’t always been said about Moss either, but you can’t argue that so far, he’s a perfect fit with the 49ers.

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13 Responses to “Randy Moss earning a new respect with his blocking skills”
  1. webehighrollin says: Nov 9, 2012 12:27 PM

    And he’s going to rewarded with a ring this year. Yeaaaa buddyyy!

    Stay classy Seattle!

  2. tommccrossin says: Nov 9, 2012 12:27 PM

    Moss Dis Moss Dat

  3. billygoat says: Nov 9, 2012 12:29 PM

    So basically what you are saying is that he is doing HIS JOB.
    Nothing like getting praised for what you were supposed to be doing in the first place.

  4. lrt79 says: Nov 9, 2012 12:30 PM

    Moss has always been a beast of a blocker.

  5. jusford says: Nov 9, 2012 12:53 PM

    Knowing it’s your last shot at the big show will humble a person to do their job, won’t it?

  6. dexterismyhero says: Nov 9, 2012 12:54 PM

    Blocks pretty good with his car also right?

  7. mrbullgator says: Nov 9, 2012 12:57 PM

    He wants that ring BAD, he knows this may be his last chance as he sees T.O., Ochocinco, Plax all without jobs he isn’t saying a word. Good for him!

  8. pftcensorssuck says: Nov 9, 2012 1:03 PM

    Guess he’s happy with the buffets there?

  9. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 9, 2012 1:08 PM

    Translation: father time has caught up…

  10. 303bengalguy says: Nov 9, 2012 1:17 PM

    If he stays low key and doesn’t complain about these twilight years of his career Moss can punch his ticket to Canton. and I hope he does.

  11. pleazenufalready says: Nov 9, 2012 1:38 PM

    Moss may have his issues, but he’s almost always been a good blocker……he certainly was during his first stint with Minnesota

  12. j0esixpack says: Nov 9, 2012 2:56 PM

    lrt79 says: Moss has always been a beast of a blocker.


    When he wants to.

    There’s a reason he failed in 2010 and a reason he wasn’t even on a team in 2011.

    It wasn’t because he had no talent.

    It was because he had no drive.

    Randy Moss will be great this year – until he decides he no longer wants to.

  13. bigdogsolec says: Nov 9, 2012 7:32 PM

    MOSS ,a perfect fit with the 49ers ? NOOO “well yes ” ,since there head coach ACTUALY PLAYED IN THE NFL . MOSS is a pefect student for a former player, not 1 of his prior head coachs actualy played in the NFL . so they have nothing to teach him , or even the right for him to respect them

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