NFL: Will Randy Moss Be Productive for San Francisco This Year?

Brad WashingtonCorrespondent IIJuly 11, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21:  Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans has a touchdown pass called back for offensive pass interference against the Washington Redskins at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Redskins won 19-16 in overtime.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver Randy Moss is one of the most athletically gifted wide receivers in the history of the NFL. But as we've found out in the 2010 NFL season with the Oakland Raiders, being athletically gifted won’t supplement for Randy Moss on the field alone.

After bouncing around three teams and showing a lackluster effort with each one, Randy Moss—still at his peak—retired in 2011.

Then suddenly, this past March, Moss comes out of retirement and signs with the San Francisco 49ers.

Now, there are only two things that we can possibly expect from Mr. Randy Moss.

First, Randy Moss can be the extra piece that the San Francisco 49ers need to continue their quest for their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1994 season.

Whenever Randy Moss wants to be "Randy Moss," he can be the most dominant player on the field. But at the age of 35; however, the tactics and attitudes that he maintained in the past won't fly.

Secondly, with two other talented receivers in Michael Crabtree and offseason addition Mario Manningham, Randy Moss will have plenty of talent around him to succeed.

But as we all know, Randy Moss can be a distraction and is famously known for playing whenever he wants too.

When Randy Moss went from the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings (the second time around) and lastly, to the Tennessee Titans in a matter of months, it didn’t mean that teams liked to clean out lockers for the heck of it.

I know that those last two teams weren't the most ideal situations for Randy Moss, but it’s the stigma that matters to many.

Luckily for Randy Moss, 49ers have a top-ranked defense and a very good offense, so  maybe a 1,000 yard season for Moss is possible . With Randy Moss, we never know, nonetheless we can always be certain of his talent.