Originally posted by db9er:
I would love to see it happen, but with the way that coaches are sharing the time between two running backs, and our OL history...I dont see it happening. But I hope Gore and the OL prove me wrong.
Really? I wasn't aware the season had begun and Gore was sharing the load with another back on a consistant basis.
We don't know how they're going to use our backs, but I doubt they will be splitting carries evenly or even close to evenly, especially since Coffee is a rookie. If we were to run the ball 30 times a game, there's a good chance that Gore would take 20 or more of those carries. If he runs it 20 times a game, that would mean he'd have about 320 carries next year. If he averages 4.7 yards per carry (which is his career average) he'll have slightly over 1500 yards rushing - probably not enough to win a rushing title, but more than enough to contribute heavily to our success. These things are more than possible provided Singletary really wants to run the ball, the offensive line can make some holes and Gore stays healthy all year. I know people cry about how Gore is always hurt and blah blah, but he doesn't miss much time because of those injuries. In the past 3 years he's missed 3 games, so lets stop blowing his injuries out of proportion.
If Raye's offense is as similar to Norv Turner's as everyone says it is, there's a pretty good chance we will be successful running the ball and Gore can put up some very big numbers.