Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/20/14
For the “greatest wide receiver of all-time,” the self-acclaimed Randy Moss went from Super Bowl to Super Bummed in a matter of 3.5 days. He is now no longer a Niner. The San Francisco 49ers have ended the season with an aging Moss, who turns 36 next week. According to statistics researched by staff writer Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Kaepernick heavily favored Michael Crabtree. A year after the 49ers placed the wide receiver position at the top of their offseason wish list, it appears not much will change this spring. As noted, there are a series of question marks beyond Crabtree, who was targeted 94 times in Kaepernick’s 10 starts, 55 more than any other pass-catcher. While the patient team will wait on Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham, who currently nurse their knee injuries sustained during the middle of the season, won’t take a gamble on not drafting or signing a solid secondary receiver to complement Crabtree. Randy Moss was wide-open running his post-route when Vernon Davis dropped a deep pass on the sideline, and Moss was wide-open on 3rd-and-goal on the last series of the 49ers potential game-winning drive. It’s mind-boggling when I think about how a young quarterback such as Kaepernick could lose faith in throwing to the sure-handed HOF-caliber receiver. Maybe if the Ravens cut Boldin, the older brother in Baltimore will throw the 36-year-old a contract, a pen, and together bulldoze over everyone in the AFC and appear in the Super Bowl again–this time, the heart-felt, captivating story of Randy Moss overtakes the NFL scene. Great, can’t wait for that. If the 49ers are interested, I’m 5’10, run a 5 second 40-yard-dash, and possess a lot of intangibles. Tweet me @imdperent. Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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