So the Niners addressed their wide receiver issue. Sort of. A future hall of fame player is now on the roster. For whatever that’s worth.
Randy Moss has agreed to a one-year contract following a personal workout with Jim Harbaugh. Apparently he had enough in the tank to impress the coaching staff and a few of the players who were at the facility. And given the speed with which he signed a deal you have to believe that the only question Harbaugh had was whether he’d lost a step.
While you can’t really question the team’s decision making in the Harbaugh reign, this one is a bit perplexing. Yes, they need receivers, but there are a ton of guys on the market who are younger than Moss and don’t have a reputation for poisoning locker rooms. That second part is potentially a big deal for a young team that won last year in large part due to strong team chemistry.
Then again, we’ve already seen some head-scratchers that turned out to be brilliant decisions by Baalkbaugh. Remember the injured DE they reached for with the #7 pick in the draft? Or perhaps the underachieving corner they brought in to replace Nate Clements? Or all the special teams guys they clogged up the roster with?
The management built up a ton of credibility over the last 12 months, so with that in mind I’ll go ahead and call this decision “confusing” rather than “completely stupid” for now.