Harbaugh claims Moss is Niners best receiver

Randy Moss practices at the San Francisco 49ers training facility on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

In May, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Michael Crabtree has the best hands he has ever seen on a wide receiver. Apparently, when it comes to being the full package, Crabtree is not number one.

Rich Gannon of SiriusXM NFL Radio says that Harbaugh claims Randy Moss is the team’s “best receiver right now,” according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

Gannon also shared a communication Harbaugh had with Moss, before Moss became a member of the 49ers in March.

“At the end of the meeting, Randy turned to Jim Harbaugh and said, ‘Coach, what do you want me to do, what can I do for you?’” Gannon said.  “And Jim looked at him and said, ‘For starters I’d like you to sit in the front row of my meetings.’

“He said by doing that it’s brought guys like Crabtree, who’d hang out in the back, and some of these other young guys, now they’re sitting up front with Randy Moss.  They don’t have the hoodies on anymore.  They’re alert.  They’re paying attention.  Randy’s taking notes.  Every meeting that coach has had, Randy Moss has been sitting in the front row.”

Gannon added that Randy is “trying to do the right things” and “trying to be a leader” by setting a “good example for these young players.”

The interesting thing about Harbaugh’s comment is him commenting that Moss is the best receiver “right now”. Whether this changes or not throughout training camp and pre-season will be seen.

The best thing Moss can do is allow his actions to show the world that he is not finished. The NFL season cannot get here soon enough.

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