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Is everybody insane? If Moss was dogging it, he wouldn’t have been in the game

By TED SILLANPAA I just heard two national sports media guys swear that Randy Moss didn’t run pass routes very hard in Super Bowl XLVII. They said he was dogging it. Not hustling. We already know that Comcast analyst Bill Romanowski said that Moss didn’t make enough effort on the pass interception thrown by Colin Kaepernick. Come on. Moss was flanked left in the formation that the 49ers used for the 2-point conversion try to, potentially, tie the game after… Read More »

Moss doesn’t deserve to be bigger part of 49ers attack

By TED SILLANPAA Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin agreed Monday that the 49ers absolutely have to get receiver Randy Moss more involved in the offense. Sanders, a Hall of Fame cornerback, and Irvin, a Hall of Fame wide receiver should know better. Moss has 8 receptions for 88 yards and 1 touchdown in three games this season. That seems about right for a 35-year-old who was out of the NFL, unable to hook on with any team, last season. Moss… Read More »

Alex Smith’s ability to hit targets key to marked 49ers’ improvement

By Ted Sillanpaa Folks are excited about the 49ers’ amped-up attack, with an improved corps of wide receivers who can stretch the field to make the running game and underneath stuff to Vernon Davis even more effective. NFL defenses will give and they will take away. So, the pressure is squarely on quarterback Alex Smith to become a more accurate passer. He has been, even when struggling, more accurate on deep throws than on mid-range passes. However, if he remains… Read More »