Moss reminds teammates 49ers are on business trip

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Moss reminds teammates 49ers are on business trip
January 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
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In two playoff games this season, Randy Moss has five catches for 71 yards. (AP)

NEW ORLEANS -- Randy Moss is scheduled to break his seven-week silence to reporters on Tuesday.

He has been assigned to speak from a riser on the field at the Superdome for "Media Day." He will be situated between Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis.

Moss has spoken to Bay Area reporters only a handful of occasions this season. But he's had plenty to say to his teammates as the club prepares for Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens.

The 49ers' team hotel is located at the edge of the French Quarter, where people flock to party. But Moss spoke to the team in recent days about keeping in mind why everybody is here.

"We're here on a business trip. Randy even said it," 49ers right guard Alex Boone said. "We're here on business. We're not here to party. We're not here to have fun. We're here to work, and when you're done, you can do whatever you want.

"He made some great comments. To have a guy like that on this team is huge. He said some things that were totally right. We're here for business. We're not here to play. We're not here to have fun. We're not here to go out."

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith said when Moss speaks, everybody listens.

"Everybody respects Randy Moss," Smith said. "Everybody respects his word and what he's done on the field. He really just kind of kept it simple. We all know our goal. We all know what we really want, so just make the right decisions and be ready to play on Sunday."

Moss, a 14-year veteran, has appeared in one Super Bowl during his career. He was a member of the New England Patriots in 2007, when the club was unbeaten until losing to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.

At least one key 49ers player is paying attention to Moss' advice. Running back Frank Gore said he has not even left the 49ers' hotel since the club arrived Sunday evening.

The 49ers players lifted weights and worked out Monday. There was a curfew in place Monday night through the remainder of the 49ers' stay. Following the 49ers' media obligations on Tuesday, the 49ers are scheduled to take the short bus ride to Metairie, La., where they will conduct meetings and hold a short walk-through practice at the New Orleans Saints' facility.

The 49ers will conduct their team meetings at the hotel the remainder of the week while going through a regular daily routine on the Saints' practice field.

"Our goal is to come in here and win the game, not just to come down here and be at the Super Bowl," Smith said. "We're coming down here to win the game. We all have that goal, so everybody is just being responsible and doing the right thing."