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.