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Frank Gore Thread

When I think that Gore faces the second most 8 man fronts thus year and throughout his career second only to AP I think two things: folk don't respect our passing game enough yet and they have feared and still fear Frank that much yet still he is going to hit 10k yards in his career. The guy is lethal and any DC will tell you this. I don't care if we had Peyton. Any DC will tell you that if you don't stack the box with 8 vs Frank you will lose big time. Teams absolutely sell out vs the run vs us because they know Frank will absolutely dissect and obliterate a 7 man front. This is why players rank him so highly year after year. They see frank on film and they know how their DCs stress to them on game day the importance of stopping Gore above everything else. He has been the heart beat of this team for a decade almost and he still is
I screamed like a banshee like every other person in the stadium; high-fived every Niner fan in our row; and happily watched the Cheathawk fans check their meds.

Went home and kissed my dog on the lips.
anyone else notice why Frank isn't getting as many catches out of the backfield anymore? (330 career receptions, but just 15 this season)
[ Edited by Ballistic on Dec 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM ]
Originally posted by Ballistic:
anyone else notice why Frank isn't getting as many catches out of the backfield anymore? (330 career receptions, but just 15 this season)

I noticed THAT he isn't getting many catches as in times past, but have no idea why?Running backs were an integral part of Bill Walsh's passing attack and it mystifies me that we don't use them (Frank) much. God knows our passing game needs a transfusion.
Originally posted by Ballistic:
anyone else notice why Frank isn't getting as many catches out of the backfield anymore? (330 career receptions, but just 15 this season)

Alex CheckDown Smith is no longer the QB.
Originally posted by Ballistic:
anyone else notice why Frank isn't getting as many catches out of the backfield anymore? (330 career receptions, but just 15 this season)

Probably due to the scheme. Gore's reception totals really dropped off starting in 2011. This offense just doesn't place an emphasis on the backs in the passing game. At least it's less wear and tear on Gore. He can save whatever gas he has left on running the ball.
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
i kinda knew he would get caught from behind. for the first 30 yards i was like yeah! go frank! then i was like s**t he just hit his top speed lol. frank is still the f**kin man tho.

In a way it worked out for the best because if he had scored, Seattle would have had plenty of time to march down the field. Anytime you have a Russell Wilson (one who's capable to running around and find open receivers) there's a better than an even chance that he moves the ball for the final score.

With someone like him, you want to give him as little time as possible and so it worked out nicely. CONGRATS 9er's!

Seattle SHOULD have let him score so that they can get the ball with enough time to do something. Something they'll be mulling for a while.

But ...! There's always a but ... Frank Gore COULD have gone down on purpose knowing that the clock was on their side.
[ Edited by Kauaiguy on Dec 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM ]
Congrats to Frank for going over 1000 yards for seventh time.
frank gore, now more than ever is the inconvenient truth. nobody wants to give this guy credit and people say hes washed up but he puts the team on his back every week. congrats on another monster season Frankie boy!!!
I don't think it's been mentioned, but he's now past Joe Perry's yardage totals even if you include the AAFC years. 9856 > 9723
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by Ballistic:
anyone else notice why Frank isn't getting as many catches out of the backfield anymore? (330 career receptions, but just 15 this season)

Alex CheckDown Smith is no longer the QB.

Yes, we don't want any of those silly check-downs...they never amount to anything!

That said--Gore is not the receiving threat that Charles is, so perhaps the 9ers are correct to limit his catches and use him more for running. He is good, though, and really think it would help CK and the team to give him more targets.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Dec 15, 2013 at 5:57 PM ]
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Alex CheckDown Smith is no longer the QB.

It stopped when Harbaugh became our coach. He went from 46 receptions to 17.