Randy Moss has been known for many things throughout his 14-year NFL career. His freakish athleticism, disruptive attitude, unusual touchdown celebrations, and even his preference to pay in "straight cash, homey" all immediately come to mind when discussing Moss.
But among all the clear descriptors, leadership never seemed to make the list.
Leaders typically don't alienate themselves from teammates, complain about not getting the ball or find themselves on three different teams in a single season. Moss may be one of the best athletes to ever don shoulder pads and a helmet, but the term "leader" just never seemed to be an appropriate fit.
Upon deciding to return to the football field this season after a year away, Moss claimed to have found a new perspective on life and his playing career. He's making good on his promise.
Moss has been an unselfish and emotional leader for the 49ers this season, even with an unusually small...