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49ers Snap Count: Jim Harbaugh Discusses Randy Moss And Being 'The Guy'

Over the course of two weeks, Randy Moss has not been as featured in the 49ers offense as some might have expected. He had four receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 and one reception for 14 yards in Week 2. He also drew a big defensive pass interference call against the Lions, which set up a Frank Gore touchdown run. During that time, Moss was in on 31% of offensive snaps in Week 1 and 25% of snaps in Week 2.

A beat writer brought it up in Jim Harbaugh's press conference yesterday:

Randy has always been "the guy" everywhere he's been. How has he adapted to being maybe not a guy who's on the field all the time when there's two receivers out there and getting kind of a limited amount of snaps during the course of a game?

"Nobody around here ever gets caught up with ‘the guy' terminology. It's about us. It's about the team. And there's no evidence that he's concerned about having ‘the guy' tag. He knows football. He knows that the team that plays best is going to win the game. And he's been about that."

The offense is developing as is, but at some point teams will start making adjustments. We know the 49ers offense will in turn adjust. At that point will the team utilize Randy Moss a bit more? Or will he be in a bit more of a decoy role for much of the season?

After the jump I've posted the complete snap count in a new format. You can view last week's for comparison.

Offense had 63 total plays.

# of Plays


63 (100%)

Ale Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Alex Smith, Jonathan Goodwin

62 (98%)

Joe Staley

54 (86%)

Vernon Davis

45 (71%)

Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree

38 (60%)

Mario Manningham

35 (56%)

Delanie Walker

25 (40%)

Bruce Miller

22 (35%)

Kyle Williams

18 (29%)

Kendall Hunter

16 (25%)

Randy Moss

8 (13%)

Will Tukuafu

5 (8%)

Leonard Davis

4 (6%)

Daniel Kilgore

1 (2%)

Demarcus Dobbs

Defense had 65 total plays.

# of Plays


65 (100%)

Dashon Goldson, Patrick Willis, Tarell Brown, Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman, Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner, Justin Smith

64 (98%)

Ray McDonald

60 (92%)

Ahmad Brooks

57 (88%)

Chris Culliver

8 (12%)

Isaac Sopoaga

5 (8%)

Perrish Cox

1 (2%)

Ricky Jean-Francois

Here is the special teams breakdown for non-offense and defense

# of Plays


23 (79%)

Darcel McBath

17 (59%)

Anthony Dixon, C.J. Spillman, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden

15 (52%)

Tramaine Brock

12 (41%)

David Akers

9 (31%)

Andy Lee, Brian Jennings

7 (24%)

Trenton Robinson