Originally posted by LifelongNiner: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.
Exactly. Gores been going up against 8 man fronts his whole career.