Originally posted by BobS:
I didn't make the case of the 50 yard run that would have been a 70 yard TD two years ago as a case of Frank Gore isn't still a good back, but it definitely showed how much Frank has declined, the guy that eventually tackled him closed from almost 10 yards back. Maybe you aren't aware that 30+ year old running backs decline faster than ice cream melts on the side walk in a Southern California desert in July. For a running back Frank has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
You can count on one hand the number of running backs that had good years the year after turning 30. I think his 2014 cap number is around $6 million, if you keep him at that number you are hurting the team, the salary cap is a cruel reality. No one defeats father time, especially NFL running backs.
We all know that Frank's days are drawing to a close.
Yet your remarks are rude, almost spiteful, almost gleeful about his getting on.
I don't get it. How can you watch football and not appreciate Frank Gore?
I disagree with the premise that Frank doesn't help this team. He helps in many many ways -- including carrying the ball.
I hope Frank and management work something out.
And there aren't sidewalks in California deserts, in July or any other month.
[ Edited by brodiebluebanaszak on Feb 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM ]