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  1. Onedaful

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    Just wanted to know what you guys think about Randy Moss coming to play the Pats this sunday. Does he have a breakout game because he might have something to prove when he plays New England or will he just continue to play mediocre and almost non existent like other games.

    Who covers Moss and should we be worried about the deep ball?
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    Even if he's returning as the ghost of Christmas past, it will be fun to see him at Gillette Stadium, again. The 2007 posse will be back together with Donte Stallworth, Wes Welker and Randy Moss in the house.

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    This will be Moss' second time back since being traded, yes? Maybe McCourty should cover him for old time's sake?
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    Yeah, I was just trying to gauge everyone's opinion on it because if we put Talib on Crabtree and either McCourty or Dennard on Moss there is a huge height difference. Like 7 inches or something.
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    I actually regret not bringing a contrite Moss back in. I really wonder if he really might have put the team first after appearing to have 'got' it after being traded.

    I have a lot of notalgia for the man for the sheer magic between him, Brady and Welker.

    I know its been said quite a bit, but the only thing this offense is missing that keeps us mortal, is a legitimate deep threat.
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    Moss is one of my favorite players of all time. I used to say he was the one player in the NFL on another team I would want on the Patriots. Then they traded for him and began a record setting season. I think it's clear his skills have diminished a bit, as I noticed he couldn't quite go up and get the 50/50 deep balls as well as he used to. I will always have a soft spot for Randy but I think the Patriots were right to move on. As long as the Patriots stay healthy with their weapons (Welker, Lloyd, Hernandez, Gronk, Ridley, Woodhead, and, maybe more importantly, the o-line) I don't think their offense will be truly defendable.
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    I love Moss always will but doubt he has any kind of breakout here.

    He used to be straight cash homey and did the one clap. Now he's just one catch homey
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    Whatever the outcome is, I wonder if Moss pull a meltdown on the postgame conference again.
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    Randy Moss Version 2007 is not walking through that tunnel. The version that we will see will be old and gray.
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    Hope Randy gets a big ovation on his return to Foxborough. One of my favorite Patriots of recent years.
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    ... but still a good football player and, by all reports a good teammate (hello Brandon Jacobs). I think he still needs to be accounted for, and he's also always been a good blocker from what I've seen.
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    I hate seeing him back in the wrong uniform, but I hope he's well received at the stadium. I miss yelling out Randy Moss and running laps around the livingroom every time he scored a touchdown.
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    I agree. Im eager to see what happens.

    By the way whoever changed the title of the thread, thanks, it sounds much better lol
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    Brady was a 49ers fan growing up, i am sure he is looking foward to this game.The 49ers LBs are probably the best in the league.
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    I don't expect to see Moss in action that much
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    Hi everyone, 49ers fan here.

    As you all may know there's been a major QB controversy in SF, and Niner fans are basically split. I just want to know your thoughts on Harbaugh's decision (since Bellicheck made a similar one with Brady), and who would you guys rather face on Sunday night, Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick?
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    It will be interesting how much Harbaugh and DC Vic Fangio listen to what insight Moss has this week. He might not know about every specific play, but he probably knows a great deal about overall scheme and philosophy.
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    I don't see why anyone would be worried about Randy Moss when we did a great job last night turning off Andre Johnson. Sure he made a few plays but that's expected. Point is, he didn't make an impact.
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    I'd be more afraid of Alex Smith. He's experienced and wins game. Kaepernick seems like he has a higher ceiling and could be a better QB in the future. His ability to make plays over Alex Smith doesn't scare me. He will make more mistakes and that is the difference maker.
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    I am more worried about Kaepernick's legs than his arm. He is mobile and can create offense.
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    I for one appreciate what Moss did for this team in his time here and will give him a standing O and shout positive things to him during warmups...... I do believe he will be targeted alot...especially on some quick "Bubble screen/ Quick out" passes.....If we get beat deep by him it will be because of the height advantage if anything
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    Welcome to the board!

    Thanks for asking such an easy question.

    So, let's see. First, review the 49ers recent history. To cut a long story short they have gone from mediocre under a series of coaches (in an incredibly weak division) to a very, very good team under Harbaugh. What's more, he's done it in very little time using a lot of players who were a big disappointment under previous regimes. How can you not trust this guy to make decisions?

    Second, is this a decision that fans can make? In many sports (and maybe some positions in this sport) you can watch players and make up your mind. But a quarterback is much more than the actual throws he makes -- that's just the end of the process. There's all of the information processing and decision-making that goes with it. We don't see that -- we just see the end result.

    Third, changing is one of the most consequential and difficult things that any coach can do. The guy who is in position always has an incumbency advantage -- he knows the system from the inside, has taken the reps, in games and in practice. It's easy enough to come in like Andrew Luck when a team absolutely blows but at other times there are costs. It may even be that it makes SF an easier opponent on Sunday (though Kaepernick looked pretty useful to me against Chicago).

    So it's dead simple -- if you guys aren't insane you will back whatever Harbaugh wants.
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    if i go will give him a loud ovation...but he will be a non factor on the field
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    They don't get it done the same way, but I think SF chance of winning is basically the same with Kaepernick or Smith. That means going with Kaepernick is a no-brainer because the ceiling there is higher. May as well make the change now.
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    I expect moss to take a steel chair to his own QB, and then rip off his jersey, revealing a patriots jersey under it.

    ..oh, this aint pro wrestling?
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    I love Moss as much as anyone, but I'm fine with the Pats not bringing him back. What's the point? He's not even close to the player that he used to be, and I'm not sure what he could have brought to the table that Stallworth can't do just as well, at this point.
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    No offense, but who cares?

    The guy is a mediocre receiver at this point (21 catches for 326 yards and 2 TDs on the season which is fourth in receptions and yards and third in TDs for the 49ers). He shot his way out of town. He most likely will be a non-factor in this game.

    I think this would mean something if he was good and was going to play a big role in the game. He will most likely get one or two catches and be non-existent for the rest of the game other than maybe run blocking.
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    Moss doesn't see the field much for SF, although he might see more with Manningham hurt.

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    I agree. The 49ers are devoid of WR talent (ok, not devoid, but mediocre) and desperately tried to make him a starting or even a #1 WR and he couldn't be more than a role player.

    He has caught one pass thrown over 20 yards this season. Lloyd has caught 4. Stallworth has one in one game. Gronk has 5. Welker has three. The Pats have better "deep threats" already than Moss has been this year.
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    It'd be cool to see him do this one more time. Unfortunately, he's wearing the wrong colors. I will give him a nice ovation, then hope he's a non-factor.
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