Originally posted by bigwads:
OFFICIAL: FRANK GORE NEEDS TO GO
I really don't care about the backlash anymore, but Frank's time as a 49er needs to just end already. Frankly, if he were trying out as an undrafted FA, he would not even make an NFL roster. He would also run a 40 time over 5 seconds, seriously.
A big part of the problem with our running game is Frank simply does not threaten the edges of a defense at all and it is killing our running game. After reviewing the Seattle game again, there are a number of runs that Gore could have easily broken to the outside for huge gains, but he so damn slow he doesn't even try-and rightly so.
I know this topic is simply taboo for a lot of fans, but it is reality. The irony is I think that Gore is so good at squeezing through tight holes that it masks a lot of the deficiencies in our running game too, so this is a double edge sword. The fact is our interior line play $ucking sucks and has all year. They get no push at all...none of them. Goodwin is downright horrible. Snyder never could run block and he still can't. Iupati was horrible all year. The advanced stats on ProFootball Talk validate all of this too, so this is just factual. Kap artificially inflates our running numbers every game also masking the realities of our dire running game.
I'm sorry gents but our running game is horrible. Against playoff caliber teams our running game is not going to work at all. It didn't work last year, but the new read option saved us in the playoffs...that won't happen again. This problem is bigger than Gore, but Gore is a part of the problem. His lack of speed is simply embarrassing.
You do know that Gore has a higher average than Hunter this year? A guy that he couldnt dream of beating in a foot race? How is hunter doing at threatening the edges?
You do know that Gore averaged 7.7 yac against the rams in our first match up, and 7.5 against the colts. He averaged 4.8 against the texans and 5.1 against the Panthers? He averaged 6.5 against the seahawks last night....
You do know that this season he will likely end with between 1100 and 1200 yards rushing?
In last years post season, in three games he had 319 yards, 4 TD's and a 5.1 average...
I have no clue what some of you guys want out of a RB. I dont know if you guys calling for decreased carries by Gore really just misunderstand the position or what, but either way, you really dont have a leg to stand on with your argument.
Frank Gore is the seventh leading rusher in the NFL currently, and out of the guys ahead of him, only two have less attempts (Forte, Morris) and NONE of them have more 20+ yard gains than Frank. NONE. Frank is tied with Morris as the only two RB's in the league this season with 9, 20+ yard rushes.
What more can this guy do for you to gain your support? Seriously?