By Levan Reid, WBZ-TV SportsBy Levan Reid

BOSTON (CBS) – Whether you like him or not, Randy Moss is one of the best receivers to ever play in the NFL and his time here in New England had way more ups than downs.

After a year off, many people thought he would just come back to the Bill Belichick fold. Instead, he’s in San Francisco and helping the 49ers to another great season.

Moss will always be a central figure no matter what team he is on. He loved his time here in New England though and appreciated everything that went on during those three-plus seasons.

“I’ve learned a lot from Bill Belichick,” Moss said earlier this week. “I’ve said time and time again, before I got to New England, I thought I knew a lot about football. But I think he taught me a lot, from A to Z, and I still carry it to this day.

“The compliments are good, and I respect Coach Belichick and that organization still to this day,” continued Moss. “Hopefully we have a good game coming out Sunday night. I look forward to the game, and I hope the fans do too.”

Now that’s he’s on the other sidelines, Moss’ goal will be to help the 49ers. Some feel he could have the inside track to solving the New England offense, but Randy says that is not at all the case.

“I think New England, switching offensive coordinators to Josh McDaniels, I don’t really know,” say Randy. “Everybody knows that Bill Belichick is a so-called ‘genius.’ He changes it up every week, so there’s not really much input I can give for the week.”

“I’d just say ‘have your head on a swivel and be ready for anything,'” said Moss. “The way they’re playing, coming off a Monday night game against the so-called best team in the league in the Houston Texans — they put 40-something points up and really embarrassed them. I don’t think we want to be that team that gets embarrassed on national television. Like I said, hopefully we come prepared and ready to play a good game.”

It’s going to be good to see Randy back in New England.

Tune in to Patriots-49ers Sunday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub! Pregame coverage begins at 5pm with Patriots Preview, with three hours of coverage following the game. WBZ-TV’s coverage kicks off with Patriots GameDay at 11:30am, with Patriots 5th Quarter after the game.


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