Frank Gore IS, not was, an elite back in this league. The niners have been bottom feeders of this league for a long time now, and ever since gore got here he has consistently put up numbers. Teams game play against us to stop Gore it is no secret and people who deny that just don't know football.
And still every year he puts up numbers, 4 years straight 1,000 yard seasons without anywhere near the touches other top backs get. I look at avg per carry. If Gore is given the same amount of touches as AP, or CJ he would put up the same numbers. CJ is great but do it for more than one year. Teams now know what to expect from him and he had a great year but don't expect those gaudy numbers again.
AP fumbles every other time he touches the ball. Now every RB fumbles every now and again but AP does it all the time. I think he led the league the past 2 years.
So to say Gore is not an elite back is ridiculous. Now that we have some weapons other the Frank, he will have a pro bowl year next year.
I just hope we can become an annual playoff contender while Gore is still the best "overall" back in the league
[ Edited by NINERFORLIFE12 on Jan 13, 2010 at 07:34:59 ]