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Frank Gore Thread

Gore now leads the league in rushing TD's and is third in the league in rushing yardage. Amazing. At the age of 30, he's having a career year.
Originally posted by matt49er:
Good point about bringing Hunter along slowly due to the injury. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought he was running really well up the middle last year b4 the injury?

Gore sinks his hips and disappears in traffic but Hunter stands tall. Just a different style and I love both.

Originally posted by Wodwo:
Well, you weren't the only one. It's been discussed for the past five seasons or so. While I never agreed that Gore should be traded or any of the other nonsense that was suggested, I have always been in favor of being prepared. Nothing wrong with thinking about the future while also adding depth for today.

I don't think anybody runs quite like Gore does. I think Hunter looked better running between the tackles his rookie year. I would attribute that to it being the first year the NFL saw the offense. Teams are crashing inside on defense and leaving single defenders to stop Kap on the option a lot this year. The line isn't creating the holes it did the last two seasons. Gore has been stuffed on many inside runs. Can't really expect the other backs to do much better.

The positive the team gets out of that is it's opened up the sidelines on some big outside runs. Kap and Hunter took advantage of that on Sunday. It also opens up the middle of the field on play action.

It just all centers around Gore being able to skate his way through the big uglies in the middle. Even if he's only getting a few yards, it keeps defenses honest. The second they relax, Gore slips through for 10-20 yards. I don't think we have another running back that can do that. IMO, Hunter doesn't have the vision and James doesn't have the patience. Lattimore actually seems the most likely to have the right qualities, but we have to wait and see if he can return to form.

I will miss Gore when he's gone.

I've never wanted to trade Gore because I never want to trade a team player...sets a bad example for the younger guys. But I would have kept Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana way past their prime...so that's crazy...but loyal!

As I mentioned above, Gore sinks lower than almost any player I've watched and disappears. Then his legs keep churning and he pushes the pile until a tiny opening appears and it's off to the races! Just still can't believe he has been so healthy.
did they cut his old ass yet
Originally posted by Wodwo:
I will miss Gore when he's gone.

It's going to be so weird watching this team without Gore. It will be like this year without Alex but like 10 fold that because of what Gore has done. Just hope he retires with us and we don't have to see him in another uniform. I don't want to think about that. Just not a lot of players that stay with their team throughout their career anymore. Becomes more and more rare; seems like their is less loyalty from both sides. Not to mention the pressure teams face these days with media at an all time peak. Look how our own fans wanted Gore gone years ago. Then once the media jumps on it it becomes a huge mess. That being said I think we will keep Frank around if he played cheap enough even if it was as a backup. If we have him splitting carries with Lattimore, Hunter and James say in 2014 or 2015 we can't be paying him 6+ million even if he deserves it. He's signed through next year at 6.45 million not sure if we would ask him to take a cut for the good of the team but he'd probably re-work it to do that. As for 2015 and beyond who knows if we re-sign him but if we would we couldn't pay him that 5-6 million especially if he becomes a backup. Hopefully he is happy with how much he has made and shows he is a team player and takes a dirt cheap salary to finish out with us. I'd hate to see him go sign elsewhere for 2015, 2016, etc for more money.
it will indeed be a sad day...hes carried this franchise his entire career through the good and bad. but with that being said he has enough left to make a few more good years out of this and hopefully atleast one ring
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Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Gore sinks his hips and disappears in traffic but Hunter stands tall. Just a different style and I love both.


I've never wanted to trade Gore because I never want to trade a team player...sets a bad example for the younger guys. But I would have kept Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana way past their prime...so that's crazy...but loyal!

As I mentioned above, Gore sinks lower than almost any player I've watched and disappears. Then his legs keep churning and he pushes the pile until a tiny opening appears and it's off to the races! Just still can't believe he has been so healthy.

Well, I was pleased with the Alex Smith trade.

Yeah, Gore has some crazy movement on his cuts. I never get tired of watching it... so fluid and explosive. I don't really know how to describe it, but sometimes he doesn't seem to be following the laws of physics.
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Originally posted by Gore_21:
It's going to be so weird watching this team without Gore. It will be like this year without Alex but like 10 fold that because of what Gore has done. Just hope he retires with us and we don't have to see him in another uniform. I don't want to think about that. Just not a lot of players that stay with their team throughout their career anymore. Becomes more and more rare; seems like their is less loyalty from both sides. Not to mention the pressure teams face these days with media at an all time peak. Look how our own fans wanted Gore gone years ago. Then once the media jumps on it it becomes a huge mess. That being said I think we will keep Frank around if he played cheap enough even if it was as a backup. If we have him splitting carries with Lattimore, Hunter and James say in 2014 or 2015 we can't be paying him 6+ million even if he deserves it. He's signed through next year at 6.45 million not sure if we would ask him to take a cut for the good of the team but he'd probably re-work it to do that. As for 2015 and beyond who knows if we re-sign him but if we would we couldn't pay him that 5-6 million especially if he becomes a backup. Hopefully he is happy with how much he has made and shows he is a team player and takes a dirt cheap salary to finish out with us. I'd hate to see him go sign elsewhere for 2015, 2016, etc for more money.

Yeah, of all the players in the last decade I think he's the one that would just look surreal in another uniform. Emmitt Smith was like that when he played for the Cards. Gore would be way more bizarre.
Originally posted by Wodwo:
Well, I was pleased with the Alex Smith trade.

Yeah, Gore has some crazy movement on his cuts. I never get tired of watching it... so fluid and explosive. I don't really know how to describe it, but sometimes he doesn't seem to be following the laws of physics.

Laws of physics need not apply! LOL. I was in favor of keeping Smith but realized that was unsustainable. Hate having one QB who can win a game...though the back ups haven't been given a chance to prove themselves...I'm underwhelmed.

Gore cuts in a way that does not expose him to injury. That's what sinking hips does for a back...no joints to be bent wrong ways. Can't think of another RB who runs exactly like him but Barry Sanders was sort of like that...power in short places. Barry couldn't disappear though...maybe Gore has Harry Potter's cape!
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Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Laws of physics need not apply! LOL. I was in favor of keeping Smith but realized that was unsustainable. Hate having one QB who can win a game...though the back ups haven't been given a chance to prove themselves...I'm underwhelmed.

Gore cuts in a way that does not expose him to injury. That's what sinking hips does for a back...no joints to be bent wrong ways. Can't think of another RB who runs exactly like him but Barry Sanders was sort of like that...power in short places. Barry couldn't disappear though...maybe Gore has Harry Potter's cape!

Try telling that to the defenders that were looking right at him squared up to make a tackle, but lost him in plain sight. I can't remember who, but somebody said that's what happened to them. Barry Sanders was just on another level.

I do get what you're saying, though. It's like skiing, I think....
Originally posted by Wodwo:
Try telling that to the defenders that were looking right at him squared up to make a tackle, but lost him in plain sight. I can't remember who, but somebody said that's what happened to them. Barry Sanders was just on another level.

I do get what you're saying, though. It's like skiing, I think....

LOL...I can't ski or run in the NFL...without injuring myself that is! So I'll accept them as being identical!
Why are people even talking about Frank Gore being cut while he's having a career year? Are you watching? He's having his best year since 2009. He not only hasn't lost a step, he's gotten stronger. Maybe it's the boxing. I don't know. But, he's nowhere near ready to be put out to pasture.
Didn't read far enough back?
I love Frank Gore.
I really want the 49ers to win a Superbowl and there's no player that I want them to win it for more than Gore. He's been the heart of this team for a long time, he busted his ass back when this team was terrible and has stuck with them through all these seasons, has always worked hard, been incredibly professional and I want to see him get a Superbowl ring before his career ends, he deserves it and doesn't nearly get enough recognition for all that he has done, tremendous RB that has had a hell of a career thus far and doesn't appear to be slowing down any.
He should have a statue at the new stadium after he retires