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Frank Gore Thread

Originally posted by kem99:
I'd consider a drop from 4.7 yards per carry to 4.1 yards per carry significant, not to mention that the 4.1 yards per carry is a career low and that he carried the ball more but gained less yards than 2012.

How many of them were short yardage/goaline/TDs? Those sway the average. How many of those short yardage/goaline attempts went for 1st downs and TDs?

He also had the 2nd most TDs of his career, just 1 behind his best season.

His average did drop off but he ran more (which usually results in a lower average) and other numbers were as good as ever.

Frank Gore was not at his all time best but he's still very close to it. He also was a big part of A LOT of Kap's big runs this season, not the least of which came in the last three games (all made possible by Gore blocks). The dude is still playing at a high level as an NFL back.
Originally posted by The49erMan:
Hey, I think Gore returns for another season, but will split carries with Hunter and Lattimore. That's what I think. Good season all around.

Hunter should have been getting more attempts all year. You can't give a back 2 or 3 carries a game and then say he's not getting it done because he didn't break one on those 2 or 3 carries.
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Originally posted by Gavintech:
How many of them were short yardage/goaline/TDs? Those sway the average. How many of those short yardage/goaline attempts went for 1st downs and TDs?

He also had the 2nd most TDs of his career, just 1 behind his best season.

His average did drop off but he ran more (which usually results in a lower average) and other numbers were as good as ever.

Frank Gore was not at his all time best but he's still very close to it. He also was a big part of A LOT of Kap's big runs this season, not the least of which came in the last three games (all made possible by Gore blocks). The dude is still playing at a high level as an NFL back.
How many were short yardage/goaline/TDs? I don't know...do you? Fine, show me how many carries Gore had in 2012 on short yardage/goal line and how many he had in 2013...Were there any more than the prior year or any other year in his career, including when the 49er QB situation was a disaster and Gore was the only part of the offense defenses had to worry about?

You're missing the point, though, of my post and this entire thread...Gore had a good season but it is clearly down from the prior year statistically and just by watching him game to game. Its one thing if that happens when he's 25, its another when he's 30 and has a lot of carries under his belt. The history of RBs in the NFL is that even the great ones decline quickly once they hit 30. That doesn't mean he's worthless but he does have 1 year left on his deal so it makes sense for next season to be a transition year to Latimore and Hunter with Gore being a mentor to both and providing good production but on less carries/touches.
Was Gore injured in the 3rd Quarter?
I think there is no question gore starts next year. But anyone who thinks lattimore won't get a serious look is kidding themselves. I love gore but I feel like he ran out of gas. he takes himself out a lot in big games.
We all love Frank...he's been the heart & soul of our team since he's been a Niners. But, the RB position is tough...the years of punishment/hits take their toll. Baalke didn't draft Lattimore to sit on the bench...when healthy, he's a powerful, swift RB who can be a difference maker. Mike Mayock said it best when they drafted him...it was a very astute move by the Niners to draft a player of Lattimore's caliber knowing he wouldn't play at all in 2013. Marcus has the potential to be a beast...and in our division, that's pretty important.
Originally posted by outside4949:
I think there is no question gore starts next year. But anyone who thinks lattimore won't get a serious look is kidding themselves. I love gore but I feel like he ran out of gas. he takes himself out a lot in big games.

I genuinely can not remember the last time he was healthy...he is always nicked up and hurt. It sucks but he and Justin Smith are most likely done.
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Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by outside4949:
I think there is no question gore starts next year. But anyone who thinks lattimore won't get a serious look is kidding themselves. I love gore but I feel like he ran out of gas. he takes himself out a lot in big games.

I genuinely can not remember the last time he was healthy...he is always nicked up and hurt. It sucks but he and Justin Smith are most likely done.

That is a mistake. Don't think about it. Justin Smith and Frank Gore will let us know what they plan on doing.


I do not have a clue what Gore and Smith plan to do or for that matter Boldin.

I am just going to wait.
I think Gore sticks around one more year. He's still the best blocking RB in the league and still has some gas in the tank. He just gashed the panthers #1 D last week! Our OL couldn't do s**t against the hawks DL. I wouldn't blame Gore for that.
Originally posted by outside4949:
I think there is no question gore starts next year. But anyone who thinks lattimore won't get a serious look is kidding themselves. I love gore but I feel like he ran out of gas. he takes himself out a lot in big games.

I'm not so sure, man. I want him back and I want him to get a ring, but I think he'll be gone or splitting carries.
Originally posted by outside4949:
he takes himself out a lot in big games.

WTF are you talking about?
Originally posted by NCommand:
I genuinely can not remember the last time he was healthy...he is always nicked up and hurt. It sucks but he and Justin Smith are most likely done.

Frank Gore has been the most healthy running back in the NFL I can remember when it comes to guys that have been a starter in the NFL for as long as he has.

And they ALL get nicked up and hurt. What sport do you think they are playing?
You know Gore didn't get that many yards against Seattle at the stick per carry either, then he got that HUGE run and very smartly got down to burn clock rather than score a TD and give us a chance with more time. At any moment last night Gore could have negated this entire thread, just saying.
Originally posted by zaghawk:
You know Gore didn't get that many yards against Seattle at the stick per carry either, then he got that HUGE run and very smartly got down to burn clock rather than score a TD and give us a chance with more time. At any moment last night Gore could have negated this entire thread, just saying.

thats what I'm saying. He just did that against the panthers last week. People round here have short memories.
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
I'm not so sure, man. I want him back and I want him to get a ring, but I think he'll be gone or splitting carries.

I don't ever gamble but there is zero chance he is gone next year (baring an act of god in the offseason) and I would bet real money on that.

And splitting carries does not = not starting.