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Randy Moss possesses arguably the most athleticism of any receiver from his era.
With excellent top speed, acceleration, leaping ability and size, Moss reached over 1,000 receiving yards in 10 of his first 12 NFL seasons. Unfortunately, Moss wasn't the most motivated player either, and it was no surprise he played for three teams during 2010.
In addition, no one bothered to sign him for 2011, but he is back for 2012 in San Francisco. For Moss, it's reasonable to think that this is his final legitimate opportunity to showcase his freakish athleticism because the 49ers are a Super Bowl contender and he's 35 years old.
This season, it's not so much how well Moss produces as it is his impact on each game. San Francisco presents other excellent talent like Mario Manningham and Vernon Davis in the passing game, while Frank Gore and rookie LaMichael James are a great two-back system on the ground.
Moss just needs to be efficient when given opportunities to make plays. Alex Smith is still developing, and it's likely that Moss won't see a ridiculous number of targets. So, provided he withholds any potential frustration, 2012 will be an impressive season.
However, if Moss' attitude takes over like it did in New England, the end result will be disappointing.