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Frank Gore Thread

Originally posted by Gavintech:
I'm not conceding that "most of his runs go for 0" but even if that was true carries that go for 0 yards are almost never the RBs fault.

The proof is in the numbers. When he gets more than a token carry here and there he is successful. He's had 10+ carries 8 times in his career and 7 of them were very good days for him.

Ok maybe not most but way way too many are going for 0 or negative yardage. I can only remember a few sweeps not going for 0 to -10 yards. Yeah could be the OL's fault Gore get's stopped for 0 or 1-2 way too often as well but I think part of it's Roman too. That's another good point though we don't let Hunter get any kind of rhythm where Gore stays in long enough gets enough carries he eventually breaks on. With Hunter he only carries 1 or 2 times and he's out. I think Roman is a big part though what happened to our 2011 creativity in runs and run formations and shifts?
They need to phaseout Frank. He's one hellluva runner. His ability to break one out late in the game is unmatched. But he's another year older. We need new talent on offense. Give Hunter and James more touches. And if Lattimore can be what we all think he's capable of, then the transition maybe less of a drop off.
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Chris Johnson apparently isn't worth 8 million to the Titans. There is no way Frank is back at his current salary.
Frank is an all timer but he has nothing left in the tank and especially at his current rate.
We can't afford 6.4 million on Frank. As good as he can be, he also disappears in games for large chunks of the season. I'm not saying its all him, but for 6.4 million we need a lot more consistency. I don't think the drop off from Gore to Hunter is that great. Hunter did very well when Frank went down last season (or was it 2001?) and I can only imagine he'll be even better with more time in the system and fresh legs. Hunter should be close to his prime for a RB. We need to sign Boldin and Gore's salary would go a long way to help that cause. I'm not saying cut him, but maybe slice it in half.
Gore isn't going anywhere
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Gore isn't going anywhere

i hope he takes a paycut.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Gore isn't going anywhere

i hope he takes a paycut.

Even if he doesn't he's not going anywhere. He has meant too much to this organization
We're not cutting our bell cow. There's more to be milked.
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Even if he doesn't he's not going anywhere. He has meant too much to this organization

I don't know if Baalke will see it that way. We've dealt away niner HOFers in the past that were at the end of their careers, Gore may be added to the list. I think Baalke has a price on every player. That being said I hope Gore stays...
[ Edited by Mertonschickendance on Jan 27, 2014 at 7:47 PM ]
He not going nowhere but if anyone is willing to take a pay cut its Frank Gore he is after one thing and that is a ring for him and for the Team
Originally posted by Mertonschickendance:
I don't know if Baalke will see it that way. We've dealt away niner HOFers in the past that were at the end of their careers, Gore may be added to the list. I think Baalke has a price on every player. That being said I hope Gore stays...

That was in the days where NFL players were actually dealt/traded. These days trades almost never happen and when they do 9 times out of 10 it is a QB for a draft pick(s).

No one is trading for a 30 yo RB. The only way he's not going to be on the team is if they cut him outright (or, god forbid, some sort of act of god happens to him).
I hope they keep Gore. Unlike most NFL franchises, the Niners have always been wise about using Gore, which is to say they give him the ball like crazy. I know that doesn't sound very clever, but if you have guy who can run, run him. If he's old, but he can still run, keep running him. The great RBs of yesteryear wouldn't do so well today because most teams invent reasons not to give them the ball. They alternate stud RBs with lesser RBs. They ration carries. And they cut the RBs loose as 30 nears. Seriously, if Walter Payton were in the NFL these days, he might retire with less than 9,000 rushing yards because coaches would be wringing their hands about an undersized back. Gore played well last year. I expect him to play next year. Sure, if Mark Ingram were 30, I'd cut him. If Joseph Addai were 30, I'd cut him. But this is Frank Gore. This isn't some randomly selected RB from the middle of the NFL's player distribution. Frank Gore is an outlier. Treat him accordingly. I think the Niners as a franchise and Harbaugh as a coach will do the right thing.
LOL @ these people saying we need to phase Gore out and he has nothing left in the tank. People have been saying that for like 3-4 years now. The dude just ran for over 1100 yards, and that was going once again against a lot of 7-8 men in the box. Gore's game has never revolved around speed after those knee injuries in college. It has always revolved around his great vision and terrific acceleration. He also has always played very low and underneath his pads and thus hasn't taken too many big hits and the type of pounding say an Adrian Peterson takes. Dude is so comparable to Emmitt Smith in their running styles and Emmitt played until he was 35. Gore will be 31 next year. He very well still could have another couple 1000-1200 yard seasons in him. Emmitt did at his age.
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
LOL @ these people saying we need to phase Gore out and he has nothing left in the tank. People have been saying that for like 3-4 years now. The dude just ran for over 1100 yards, and that was going once again against a lot of 7-8 men in the box. Gore's game has never revolved around speed after those knee injuries in college. It has always revolved around his great vision and terrific acceleration. He also has always played very low and underneath his pads and thus hasn't taken too many big hits and the type of pounding say an Adrian Peterson takes. Dude is so comparable to Emmitt Smith in their running styles and Emmitt played until he was 35. Gore will be 31 next year. He very well still could have another couple 1000-1200 yard seasons in him. Emmitt did at his age.

Imagine what Gore would do if we had a more advanced passing attack. I'd love to see Gore running against a defense that was forced to defend the run and pass equally. People talk about how well Eddie Lacy did against us in the Green Bay game, but he was running against a nickel defense and still didn't manage to gain 4 yards a carry. Frank Gore running against a nickel defense would get nearly 5 yards a carry, even at age 31.