49ers Look at Moss, Focus on the Offense

Randy Moss visited the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, as the team focuses on upgrading their offense in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

The San Francisco 49ers, under first year coach Jim Harbaugh, boasted perhaps the best defense in the NFL last year, and had a respectable offense with a solid running game.  That combination got them all the way to the NFC Championship game, but they will need to improve on the offensive side of the ball if they want to take home the Lombardi Trophy.

Randy Moss

Moss got a chance to test his chemistry with his future coach in a very direct way, as Harbaugh himself was throwing the ball to Moss in Monday’s practice.  CEO Jed York playfully tweeted that a “former Colt Pro Bowl quarterback” would be throwing for the 49ers on Monday, but that reference was to Harbaugh throwing to Moss rather than a visit from the “other” famous Colts quarterback – free agent Peyton Manning, who is currently making the rounds to visit potential teams for next season.

York indicated that the 49ers need “someone to stretch the field” and Moss certainly fills the bill in that regard.  The main receiving threat for the 49ers last season was tight end Vernon Davis, who was impressive (particularly in the playoffs) while in the NFC Championship game, there was only one ball completed to a wide receiver in the entire game.

The 49ers are also focused on bringing back quarterback Alex Smith, who appears to be ready to sign a three year contract with the team.  Smith has great chemistry with Harbaugh and had a breakout season last year, as he threw for over 3,000 yards with 17 TDs and just 5 INTs.  This would be the first time in Smith’s career with the 49ers that he would have the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons.

The 49ers are also focused on trying to re-sign free agent Josh Morgan, who was perhaps the most consistent wide receiver on the team last season before missing 11 games with a broken leg.

With a couple more key additions in the passing game, the 49ers could well be hoisting a sixth Lombardi Trophy next February.

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