Twitter Reacts to Randy Moss Signing with 49ers
Filed to ESPN: 49ers reached agreement on a one-year deal with wide receiver Randy Moss.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2012
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers was among the first of Moss' football peers to welcome him back to the NFL:
Randy moss is back!— Keith Rivers (@rivers55) March 13, 2012
Whether he'll be makin' straight cash money remains to be seen, though the announcement has left some, including ESPN's Jemele Hill, a bit flabbergasted:
Though, as Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News points out, bringing a mercurial star like Moss actually makes some sense considering how "Patriotically" the Niners tend to operate these days:
Wasn't sure about Moss/49ers until I realized Harbaugh and Baalke love that kind of deal. They're Patriot-like.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) March 13, 2012
Moss will instantly fill San Francisco's dire need for a deep threat at wide receiver, a prior deficiency about which ProFootballFocus.com's numbers don't lie:
49ers need someone to catch something deep. Their WRs combined for just 9 catches on balls thrown 20 yards or more last year.— ProFootballFocus.com (@ProFootbalFocus) March 13, 2012
That isn't likely to change, even with Moss streaking down the side, so long as Alex Smith is the one calling the shots under center. Moss is aware of this, isn't he "John Madden?"
Boy is Randy Moss going to be pissed when he finds out Jim Harbaugh is his coach and not his quarterback.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) March 13, 2012
Let's just hope Bruce Arthur of The National Post doesn't (or does?) get his wish as to who the Niners ultimately end up with at quarterback to be Randy's buddy:
Side note: If the 49ers lure Brett Favre out of retirement to throw to Randy Moss I would laugh until I died.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 13, 2012
Not that the Niners will need any more dysfunction in their midst, now that Moss will be teaming up with Michael Crabtree—a point that ESPN personalities Michael Smith and Eric Karabell were quick to point out:
Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree. I'm just gonna leave that there.— Michael Smith (@undecided) March 13, 2012
Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree together. What could possibly go wrong?— Eric Karabell (@karabellespn) March 13, 2012
I guess Jim Harbaugh was able to reach Moss on a few deep balls in the workout.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 13, 2012
Don Banks, King's colleague at SI, thinks Jim Harbaugh should think about getting back on the market as a free agent, considering the dearth of quality quarterbacking that's out there:
Forget how Moss looked in 49ers tryout. How did Harbaugh wing it? If he still has an arm, Miami may want to sign him after it loses Flynn.— Don Banks (@DonBanks) March 12, 2012
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