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Frank Gore Thread

Its time to step aside ol pal, i cant see Gore ANYMORE as a full time starter i want him on the squad just not as our starter, We still dont know how Lattimore will look when he gets his chance, drafting another BIG running back should be a priority this offseason.
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
Its time to step aside ol pal, i cant see Gore ANYMORE as a full time starter i want him on the squad just not as our starter, We still dont know how Lattimore will look when he gets his chance, drafting another BIG running back should be a priority this offseason.

We've got two running backs we hardly use in the running game and Lattimore coming back next year and you want us to draft a running back? Should we cut Gore's carries down to about 15 a game, yes, but there is no need to draft a running back.
Hunter doesnt seem to be able to get a long run unless we are blowing a team out. He keeps getting stuffed. Hopefully Lattimore is what we expect him to be. Gore is signed through 14 for 6 mil I hope he restructures and frees up some cap space. Not sure if I'd add another year on while we are at it. Either way we need to start using a committe... Gore, Lattimore and James catching out of the backfield... we are riding Frank too much. Need to change it up. Also, need to learn how to pass the ball to our backs out of the backfield.
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
Its time to step aside ol pal, i cant see Gore ANYMORE as a full time starter i want him on the squad just not as our starter, We still dont know how Lattimore will look when he gets his chance, drafting another BIG running back should be a priority this offseason.

We've got two running backs we hardly use in the running game and Lattimore coming back next year and you want us to draft a running back? Should we cut Gore's carries down to about 15 a game, yes, but there is no need to draft a running back.

James doesnt count as TRUE RB and Dixon is pretty much a ST player that can be moved around, Hunter well he's decent but i still would prefer a Bigger back to back up Lattimore & Gore cuz like i said we dont know if Lattimore can even be effective at all, what if his knee does NOT respond well & we go into the season again wit the same RB's, a year older i cant see Gore carrying the load, just for insurance purposes we should consider drafting another big back
I love the guy but with lattimore coming in to the mix, any chance lattimore wins the starting job and gore as the 2nd string? Or what's your guys thought and opinions? Tough loss for us, this will sting for awhile
Gire starts
As much as I love Gore and what he has done for this team for years, he simply doesn't have it anymore. He has declined really fast this year and it is sad to see.
give gore 1-2 more years so we can get him a ring.
Hunter looked alright tonight but Gore will start, it's the final year on his current deal. They loaded the box and forced us to try and beat them downfield. Many times the defenders were already in the backfield when Gore received the ball. I hope Lattimore is fully recovered and can spend next year learning from Frank. Frank isn't done yet, he had another very solid year and we've had him on a reduced workload, which should be reduced even further next season, keeping him fresh.
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.
The 49ers DO NOT owe no one anything! if they have to make a change at a position so be it.
Unfortunately the truth is here.....at least against the very elite defenses (and maybe just Seahawks in Seattle)....

But this offense revolves around Gore and unless we get 4.0+ ypc from him we cannot beat the really good teams. There was a stat from the 2011 season 49er media guide that said that the 49ers were undefeated since 2005 when he carried it 30+ times. I doubt we have fed him the rock that many times since then, but you can imagine that when his carries are 20+ we are still extremely dominant.

No issue with Gore, it just is what it is. The reality though is that with 4.0 ypc today from Gore (maybe even 3.5), we most likely win....4.5-5.0 and we would have dominated the crap out of Seattle.

That's the biggest frustration. Kinda feels like an inverse of 2011 with the passing game.

Lynch had 4-5 ypc and they barely won. Gore gets that and we would have dominated.

Either that or we have to find ways to attack these defenses with the short passing game. At the very least you soften up the box a bit, plus you get Gore involved more with catches which I'm sure will make his rushing better.

Bottom line is that this has to be fixed with this offense. Last year the read option mitigated this issue a lot, and we saw how dominant Kaepernick could be.

It'll get figured out if it's taken seriously enough. With an offensive line as good as ours, we gotta get a lot better in the running game.
I think Gore still plays a role on this team, I definitely think he wore down as the season went on. He's still a good player but he'll have to share more carries with Lattimore and Hunter next season.
Double post.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Jan 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM ]
Gore has one more year left as a starter but we'll be mixing in Lattimore and Hunter for sure.