Here’s the transcript of Randy Moss’ Monday night conference call.
Q: Why the decision to sign so shortly after working out with the 49ers?
MOSS: Their upside was something I studied, looked at, evaluated. Coach Harbaugh is a really young and enthusiastic coach and I love enthusiasm, so I think that when they picked me up from the airport last night and everything that we talked about, coming in and taking my physical, going out and working out – a lot of things stood out to me and it was really a no-brainer for me to come and play for the 49ers. I look forward to the challenge to go out there and make things happen.
Q: Why did you decide to get back in the game?
MOSS: I had personal reasons outside of football to really step away from the game. I think it was a family to get back in the game, because I still love the game, I still think I can play it at a very high level and I’m still passionate about the game of football. I really didn’t know who was going to try me out, who was going to pick me up. I tried out with the Saints and came over here to San Francisco a week later, and basically the organization – Coach Harbaugh, the general manager and the owner pulled the trigger.
Q: Why the drop in production in 2010?
MOSS: I really don’t want to get into that because ya’ll ain’t going to understand if I tell you anyway. I’d rather not even talk about that.
Q: Was there every any thought about coming back late last season? Did the 49ers ever contact you when they had so many injuries at wide receiver?
MOSS: At the beginning of last season I really was ready to still play, but at the same time I didn’t really know how things were going to go, so when it got late in the season I just decided to go and get a little more rest. Then once the season ended, I just decided to come on back. Like I said, I’m very passionate about what I do, and definitely football is something I love to do.
Q: Do you know Alex Smith at all? Have you spoke to him during the process?
MOSS: No, I don’t really know Alex Smith, but I look forward to working with all the guys on the team.