Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/12/12
At age 35, you would have never thought an aging wide receiver would get up off the couch to resume his career with last year’s NFC West champs, the San Francisco 49ers.

Back in 2010, when his ability was questioned by lack of performance and enthusiasm; Moss announced his retirement from the sport that he played his entire life.

In 2010, Moss played for three different teams totaling 28 catches, 393 yards and five touchdowns.

Being a football fan you know the potential that Moss possesses when at his best, and his last season (pre-retirement) was just downright awful, according to his numbers in the previous years. 

Randy Moss has the ability to take the top off the defense whenever he feels obligated to do so. Back in 2007 when his record-breaking season helped the Patriots go 16-0 in the regular season, Moss was playing at a very high level with an unstoppable mindset.

There are three goals that Moss “WILL” have to accomplish in order for him to reveal the talent we as football fans and critics know he still has after recording a solid 4.3-4.4 in the 40-yard dash at the workouts for the 49ers in the spring.

The first goal for Moss will be becoming the No. 1 receiver and go-to-guy in Jim Harbaugh’s revamped 49ers team. Beating out Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham and rookie A.J. Jenkins is significant for this to happen in Moss’ manner.

Those fresh young legs in the receiving corp will test Moss the first week in training camp, which is approaching soon. Randy will have to prove that age isn’t a factor in the NFL today a la Terrell Owens. Randy’s second goal will have to be gaining the confidence and trust from Alex Smith.

Last season, Alex gained all of his confidence back after making it to the playoffs while having his best season statistically with a new coach involved. With the 49ers already being one of the most confident teams heading into the 2012 regular season, Moss can only make them better by performing at his expected level coming out of retirement.

Moss was signed to a one-year deal, so this should be his last and final shot from an ex-retired player standpoint.  Last, but not least, Randy will have to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark and have at least seven touchdowns. This may seem a bit shaky but we as fans and critics know that Moss can get this goal without any hesitations.

The 6’4”, 210-pound Moss should dominate the NFC West if all of the pieces are put into place and his role in the 49ers' new offense is played out as planned.



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