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Frank Gore Thread

Originally posted by ninermedic:
Originally posted by denali22:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by FILTHpigskin:
Originally posted by susweel:
Franky is a baller he always starts out strong and tails off towards the end of the year.

He didn't "tail off" in the playoffs last year.

actually he didnt do much in the playoffs last year.

actually he did. try actually watching a niner game every once in a while


lol Sus forgot we weren't talking about Alex Smith and didn't take his computer off auto-hate

Frank Gore is getting 16.5 carries per game and gaining 4.9 yards per carry, with an additional 2.25 passing targets per game, 4.33 yards per target. This is out of a total of about 24 RB carries per game that the 49ers divvy out, about 2/3rds of the running load and 9/16 RB passing targets.

With the return of Brandon Jacobs and the impressive play of Kendall Hunter (esp. in the passing game), maybe its about time to cut Gore's workload by 1/4th or so to ~12 carries a game, 50% of the workload. The remainder would be shared by Hunter and Jacobs based on the situation (i.e. short yardage for Jacobs) . On a per carry basis, Hunter is playing like Ray Rice (#2 DVOA in NFL), and was 10th in DVOA last year as a receiver.

As a result, I think its time to cut down on Gore's carries to keep him fresher for a long period of time. If you cut him down to 12 carries/game from here on out, he still finishes with 1,033 yards on 209 carries, maybe more with fresher legs, maybe more with the 49ers playing with the lead more. In place of that, you have Hunter in more plays as a more explosive receiving presence and game-breaking ability out of the backfield...Gore has never been a great pass-catcher. You also reduce the chance of Gore getting injured -- he'll be fresher for the playoffs.

Thoughts?
no
nickbradley returns
Originally posted by jreff22:
no
this
Originally posted by jreff22:
no

Why not? same production, less wear and tear.

Also, more production out of the passing game with Hunter in there.

Screens are a good thing when you get pressured like smith does. Gore isn't very good at screen plays, you know that!
no he's still a fuggin beast, let him feast
  • mayo49
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He has gradually been talking himself out of games more frequently. By the end of the season him and Hunter will be an almost 60/40 on carries, I predict.
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
nickbradley returns

Eh, I did a couple weeks ago, but this place is kind of a ghost town...
Originally posted by mayo49:
He has gradually been talking himself out of games more frequently. By the end of the season him and Hunter will be an almost 60/40 on carries, I predict.

Jacobs = 0?
Originally posted by mayo49:
He has gradually been talking himself out of games more frequently. By the end of the season him and Hunter will be an almost 60/40 on carries, I predict.

I think 50/30/20 Gore/Hunter/Jacobs may be more likely
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by jreff22:
no

Why not? same production, less wear and tear.

Also, more production out of the passing game with Hunter in there.

Screens are a good thing when you get pressured like smith does. Gore isn't very good at screen plays, you know that!

when it stops working you make a change
I think it's inevitable that Gore's touches will reduce as they integrate Jacobs...

of the 24 RB carries / game...

Gore ~ 14 carries
Hunter ~ 5 carries
Jacobs ~ 5 carries

There are also probably 8 carries per game from other players... QB, FB, WR, TE, DL and all bets are off for those!
  • teeohh
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Yes because I have hunter on my fantasy team
Originally posted by jreff22:
when it stops working you make a change

What about right now???

The 49ers are 31st in Adjusted Sack Rate and Gore makes for a questionable safety valve....