Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
Is this Frank Gores last year as a 49er? Lattimore will be healthy for the 2014 season. Will we give PT to 4 running backs in 2014 and be able to keep all 4 guys happy?
For the last few years people have been talking about how Frank Gore is almost done and he's slowing down. I haven't seen that what so ever and I think Frank can still play another 2-3 pro bowl caliber years at the ages of 30, 31, and 32.
Does drafting Lattimore, signify the end of Frank Gore? Or do we keep playing him as long as he continues to play at a high level? Or if he does continue to play at a high level do we think about trading him and getting value for him while we can?
Personally, I hope that Frank is a 49er until he retires and think as long as he stays playing at a higher level than the other running backs, he should remain the starter. I think this should be Frank's job until he's being out performed. I would just hate to see Gore not end his career as a 49er and be pushed out the door in favor of younger guys just for the fact that they are younger.
What say you?
As far as Jed, Trent, Jim, Frank and even Denise are concerned, Frank Gore is a 49er for life. Some players are the unspoken designated franchise player because of what they represent and have done for the organization. Frank Gore is that guy over the last decade and it isn't even close. He will coach, scout or whatever for us when he is done as he will always have some sort of a capacity here
[ Edited by Pillbusta on May 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM ]