Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Gore was a tackle breaking machine his first couple of years. He never went down by the hands of one defender....some of his runs through piles of defenders are legendary. Not sure if someone has some good vid on him, but he doesn't have the same power he had. Speed was never his game, but he did seem to be in the secondary a lot more in the past.....I could be wrong on that.
He had a lot of nice plays plays where he broke tackles on big runs but he was far from a tackle breaking machine. A good comparison is that you could look at a Barry Sanders highlight reel and find many clips of him breaking tackles and escaping piles on long runs, but he wasn't regarded as a great tackle breaker. I consider guys like Stephen Jackson and Michael Turner elite tackle breakers and guys like that usually have a low YPC
Gore is off to by far the best start of his career this year so I'm not gonna split hairs on whether or not he's broken into the secondary more this year than in years past but he is leading the league in 10 yard runs so that should say something
[ Edited by DirtyP on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM ]