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Morning Tailgate: Nov. 9

Posted by Taylor Price on November 9, 2012 – 10:38 AM

Behind the scenes and on the gridiron itself, Randy Moss has endeared himself to teammates and coaches with the San Francisco 49ers.

The veteran wideout with a resume worthy of inclusion into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is coming off his best performance with his new team, a Week 8 effort on “Monday Night Football” that saw Moss level a Cardinals defensive back and score a 47-yard touchdown within span of four plays.

Moss’ hard-work in the run game was recently spotlighted by offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who had plenty of positive things to say about some of the guys on offense who are doing the dirty work behind the scenes, Moss included.

Truth be told, Moss has added value to the 49ers in the run game, not just the pass game. That aspect was covered in depth by Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

“Moss has been only a small part of the 49ers’ success on the field. He has 13 catches – fifth on the team – for 235 yards and two touchdowns,” Barrows wrote. “He’s been the team’s third- or fourth-most used wide receiver, depending on the game. On many plays, he’s merely a decoy, lining up far wide of the formation and taking a cornerback and safety downfield with him as Alex Smith hands the ball to Frank Gore.

Barrows went on to write, “The fear heading into the season was that a disengaged Moss would be a disruptive Moss. That he hasn’t had a large role in the passing game, however, doesn’t mean he’s not plugged in. Along with everyone else – the media, opposing coaches, opposing linebackers – Moss appears to be rapt by the 49ers’ complex running attack.”

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle checked in with FOX analyst Tim Ryan on the toughness shown this season by Alex Smith.

Branch also examined the matchup of right tackle Anthony Davis facing Rams defensive end Chris Long.

Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News offers a notebook from 49ers headquarters, including a look at new Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

Barrows also relayed the comments from defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who compared 49ers safety Dashon Goldson to one of his former players, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com examines Roman’s comments on utilizing run plays he learned from George Seifert when the two worked together in Carolina.

49ers.com looked at the challenge of facing St. Louis’ rushing attack, Anthony Davis’ development, shared the latest Niner Talk podcast with tight end Delanie Walker and previewed the Week 10 matchup in a Cover 2 segment presented by AAA.



Wayne offered comments on the experience in this blog post.

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18 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Nov. 9”

  1. By bow53 on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    randyyy mosssssssssssssssss……………as long as this guy is a happy camper will be alright…….

  2. By 9erdog on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    you got that right, and we should do a bit more to keep him just that way …. a happy`camper!

  3. By 9erdog on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    Cortland Finnegan hope our guys can keep they cool with this guy, he like that old style Washing machine, he’s an Agitator!
    He can cause your to lose on plays, so come guys lets keep our cool!

  4. By rjdniner on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    9erdog so what should we do for randy to keep him happy, he’s lucky to be playing on a playoff caliber team he could be seating at the house……

  5. By ace on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    randy moss has been awesome here,i forget what happened with the patriots i mean at the time they were and still are a top notch organization, why wouldnt he be happy on that team with brady ? imean he didnt have to be the guy on that team, whatever thier loss our gain and when we go to new england i hope we see some randy mosssssssss for a td woooot go niners !!!!

  6. By 9erdog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    One of the many things I liked about Bill, was he keep every player involved in the game, its a good thing!

  7. By 9erdog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    NY 6 tiger’s 24 yeaaa!

  8. By 9erdog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    he KEPT everybody involved! thats the ticket too success, eh?

  9. By 9erdog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Big win safe game nobody gets hurt,,,, enjoy everybody!

  10. By 9erdog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    What a major disappointment !

  11. By NinersBlow on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    If randy moss has been such a great addition to the team (by being wasted as a decoy I might add) then why hasnt the O.C. given him any love by calling his number?? I mean this is hands down one of the greatest W.R. to ever play the game and his talents are just being wasted as a DECOY.. As a fan of 84 I can say it makes me ill to watch it happen, R.M if you read these blogs I for one hope you finish out this year and next season go to a real team that will utilize your talents, that is all thank you come again.

  12. By ace on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    because it takes time for recievers and qb’s to get in sync, really ninersblow f u c k o f f dont use that here d i c k h e a d

  13. By 9erdog on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    Yes: Moss will be in the Hall of Fame one day, and I agree with you. But more concern with our team right now, first off I wonder what does a tie count for? 1/2 a win or 1/2 a loss
    The score was tied, but the Rams won, they came into our house and pushed us around ….

  14. By 11yearswithalex on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    dude i know what you mean …the excuses are rampid …it takes time for a receiver and QB to mesh ….no it dont throw the ball accurately and he will catch it or he is off the starting squad….real simple …and yes randy should be used more …although i do believe that the coach is trying to get into the playoffs without useing him to much and then whip him out and salp everyone around …coach is a devious dude ….i like it

  15. By 11yearswithalex on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    and by the way …..NICE SHOWING KAEPER …..you did your job …and kickers miss they are not perfect …we were down and the kaeper got us back and set us up for win …coming off the bench …so all good …..the next game will be the ? …monday bears ……oooooohhhhh yeah this game will be a big game now even if alex comes back

  16. By 9erdog on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    Alex, hope you’re all right Bro, should looked like a hit to the head to me!

  17. By 9erdog on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Alex: even with your bell being rung you still get us a TD! We have work to do for sure, but we can do it!
    You’d gotta believe ………… I do!
    Da Bears ,,,, I’m sure we go in as underdogs? much better then a 13.5 favorite ! IMHO !!!! for that worth?

  18. By 9erdog on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    They got on 2 fake punts, twice they got us …. Ouch!
    They important the should have never have happened, once yeah okay … but twice? Come on guys!
    We have to turn it around, good thing is we have 7 games to do just that!

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