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Frank Gore Thread

frank gore is not going to get cut IMO. hunter and james are not every down backs and lattimore is just a name at this point. its quite likely he is never the player he was in college.
[ Edited by crabman82 on Jan 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM ]
Originally posted by fryet:
While he would be worth a league minimum deal, I think it would be better to just cut him. To be honest, I think it is too hard for the staff to not start him. It would be viewed as disrespectful in the locker room, plus it always seems to end up that he gets the lion's share of the carries. Cut him, and the staff will be forced to determine who is the best between Lattimore, Hunter, and LMJ.

i rather us go after a eddie lacy type of back in the draft to be honest.
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LMJ can go and we need to add a speedy WR that can be used for PR/KR. That spot can be Lattimores spot.
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He still has his vision but he is too slow and goes down at first contact. The 49ers are limited to slow developing runs between the tackles when he is in the game. He makes the 49ers offense predictable and easy to defend. He's not worth anything near 6 million next year. He's been a great 49er but his time is finished.
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Originally posted by kap2crab:
Originally posted by Disp:
I think Gore is pretty much done. Yes, he had a couple huge clutch runs the last 6 or so games, but you take those out and he's averaging 2-3 yards per carry. I love the guy and what he's meant for the team, but I think he's holding the offense back at this point.

This is such a dumb argument. You can say that about any back. If you take the best runs away from any back they will average a lot less yards per carry. If you take Lynch's 40 yard run away, he only would have averaged 3.3 yards per carry tonight.

It was mostly to point out his average runs. I don't see other backs getting constantly stuffed for 0,1,2 yard gains like Gore has been over the second half of the season and playoffs. Lynch was getting 5 yard gains consistently in the 2'nd half.
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Originally posted by kap2crab:
This is such a dumb argument. You can say that about any back. If you take the best runs away from any back they will average a lot less yards per carry. If you take Lynch's 40 yard run away, he only would have averaged 3.3 yards per carry tonight.

True, but Gore's numbers are down this year. The 49ers rushing attack, which he is the main component of, was not as dynamic as it was last year and much less consistent. There are some other factors, the OL was not as good or as healthy and teams stacked the box a lot, but it looked at various times throughout the season and especially last night that Gore has lost a half a step so he is getting caught in the hole or what used to be an 6 yard run is now a 3 yard run, etc. Yes, he can still occasionally pop a big run but the consistent runs putting the 49ers in 2nd and 3rd and shorts just are not there as often as they were in prior years.

He will be back next year but it will be a transition year and my guess is that by the end of the year, it is much more of a RB by committee approach with Latimore getting the most carries on a game by game basis.
Lattimore and Gore need to go 50/50 next year, IF he is close to the same level he was at before the injury.

If not, Roman needs to pull his head out and get creative with how to use RBs.. screen pass anyone?
Originally posted by Disp:
Yes, he had a couple huge clutch runs the last 6 or so games, but you take those out and he's averaging 2-3 yards per carry.

You just described every good running back in the NFL.

The idea that Gore is holding the team back? That he's "done"? Calling it laughable is being nice.
[ Edited by Gavintech on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:02 AM ]
Originally posted by kem99:
True, but Gore's numbers are down this year.

Not by much.
I love Gore but he does wear down towards the end of the year. We need another work horse type RB.
Originally posted by susweel:
I love Gore but he does wear down towards the end of the year. We need another work horse type RB.

Not only is this not true it is the opposite of the truth. The guy gets stronger as the game goes on and also gets stronger as the season goes on.
I hope Gore becomes a scout for the 9ers...
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Originally posted by Gavintech:
Not by much.
I'd consider a drop from 4.7 yards per carry to 4.1 yards per carry significant, not to mention that the 4.1 yards per carry is a career low and that he carried the ball more but gained less yards than 2012.
Give Lattimore a chance, its time
Hey, I think Gore returns for another season, but will split carries with Hunter and Lattimore. That's what I think. Good season all around.