The 11-85 connection became Alex's signature move.
Even when he was having a bad day, Alex would still throw that ball down the middle perfectly. The flow-on effects helped the whole team. Opposition defences would try double-team Vernon to prevent 11-85, which created space for Crabtree to receive and for Gore to run.
While Jim Harbaugh can rightly lay claim to helping Alex Smith resurrect his career, it was the growth of Vernon Davis into an elite TE that started the ball rolling (in my humble opinion). Check the footage of Mike Singletary shouting at Alex on national TV. Who sticks up for Alex? Who talks Singletary into giving Alex another chance?...you guessed it, Vernon Davis.
While it appears like you have a very, very good TE in Tony Moeaki... do you think he can become elite? Does he have the speed to run the seam-route and beat the safety?
Maybe you have to trade for one? Maybe take one high in the draft?
Because, here is the warning: Without an elite TE, Alex loses his signature move...then there will be less space for Bowe and Charles to work their magic.
I hope you get to enjoy Alex Smith's signature move many times over the coming years. It's fun to watch!