San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss spoke with the media after Wednesday's practice, discussing a number of topics heading into their season opening matchup with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Randy opened up about the preseason, noting that it was a bit weird for him but he wasn't trying to be an individual, but part of the team.
How did you feel in those preseason games?
Moss: "It kind of felt weird. It felt weird because I was trying to get to know these guys and they were trying to get to know me and how I play the game and things like that. And I've never tried to be an individual, but at the same time, I was new to the organization and, as I said, I just wanted to make this team. And I wanted them to be able to count on me whenever called (upon) and that's what I'm going to continue to do for the whole season."
Moss has seen a lot of different teams in his 14 years in the league, with a lot of different styles and chemistry. But when asked about this 49ers squad, Moss appreciates the dichotomy of business on the field and fun off the field with this group:
What impresses you most about this team?
Moss: "I just think being young and full of energy. I think I've said time and time again, I love being around this group. These guys are so young and so energetic. They love to have fun. When you boil it all down, we're nothing but big kids. And we have fun in the locker room. We're serious on the field, but we love to have fun, also. It just feels good to be back in the game and I just want to do whatever I can to contribute to this team. So I look for positive things from me. I don't know how good and how bad. I just say, 'Look for positive things from me throughout the season.'"
When it comes to the Packers, Moss and the rest of the offense have a stiff test to prepare for. But when it comes to Charles Woodson, Moss noted that they are staying aware of where he is at all times:
What are you expecting to see from Charles Woodson on Sunday?
Moss: "Well, I know Charles is playing safety and then he's the nickel back on their three-wides, four-wides package. But, you know, I've always followed Charles Woodson's career. We came in together. We were at the Heisman together. We were on Parade first-team high school All-American together. I've followed Charles throughout his career, his collegiate career and I'm very happy to see Charles doing what he's doing and still doing it at a high level. As far as our film study, Charles is still out there making plays like any other man in this league. We're not singling him out, but at the same time, you got to know where Charles Woodson is at all times."
We'll just have to wait for Sunday to see how that matchup works out.
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