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Does Frank Gore mask our real problems?

Of course he does because our "real problems" are a lack of talent on the offensive side of the ball. Most notably on the Oline and at the QB position. Aside from pass rusher, those were our most glaring needs last year and going into this this year and we did NOTHING to address them.

So, obviously when a runner talented enough to gain yardage when only 1 or 2 out of 5 linemen actually do their jobs in on the field, it makes a HUGE difference. He finds the holes or creates one, even with a sub-par line in front of him.

And when he is effective running, we don't have to throw, and when we do throw, teams are having to respect the run, so they can't double every WR and/or pressure our QB on every play.

Almost every team sport is about match ups. And having a talent like Gore on the field creates much better match ups across the board because teams have to focus on him and there is far less pressure on our mediocre WRs, Oline and QB. Without him to draw that focus away, well, we have all see the results.

Unless the Rams are in town, it's not a pretty picture.
Is this an ignore list on this board? This guy posts nothing but negativity.
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Frnak was shut down vs Arizona, he only has one good game

O-line

Yet he still scored our two touchdowns that game. He was shut down (statistically) but still proved that he is the key to our offense. If Crabtree shows up he, like Gore, will make everyone around him, and on that side of the ball, better.

Thats just what great players do.
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Is this an ignore list on this board? This guy posts nothing but negativity.

We have our very own in-house Ray Ratto
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Frnak was shut down vs Arizona, he only has one good game

O-line

Yet he still scored our two touchdowns that game. He was shut down (statistically) but still proved that he is the key to our offense. If Crabtree shows up he, like Gore, will make everyone around him, and on that side of the ball, better.

Thats just what great players do.

And I would have scored that second TD against ARI he was so wide open.

Does SanDiego also realize that we were within a half a foot on the backline from beating the Vikings without Gore?

I love Frank, but he's not Walter Payton.
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Is this an ignore list on this board? This guy posts nothing but negativity.

Very true. Very negative. This is what happens when your expectations of your team are based off of a team in the 80's.
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Frnak was shut down vs Arizona, he only has one good game

O-line

Arizona has the best run D in football so far by FAR. its really not a big deal that Gore didnt get yardage.

1. AZ 59.6 ypg against
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2. PIT 74.5
3. MIA 76.4
4. DEN 79.7
5. NO 83.4
so Gore made every play offensively in the comeback drive against Arizona? And I guess in your view we didn't come from behind offensively in Minnesota? So, what, was Frank Gore supposed to be covering Greg Lewis? And we didn't dominate the Rams without him, did we? I think your negativity masks reality SanDiego.

Gore makes us better, no doubt, and having him in there gives us an element that makes it possible to alleviate certain offensive weaknesses. But A) our problems exist with Gore and without Gore and B) we are certainly not one of the worst teams in the league without him.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Is this an ignore list on this board? This guy posts nothing but negativity.

We have our very own in-house Ray Ratto

Ratto is a

Originally posted by Giant9er:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Is this an ignore list on this board? This guy posts nothing but negativity.

We have our very own in-house Ray Ratto

Ratto is a


run, swine flu ahhhhhh
I don't think Gore masks our problems because we know what our problems are.

Offense only:

1. OC play calling: Hill has proven to hit receivers and spread the field under Martz.

2. Blocking scheme: Same personnel on the offensive line blocked solid last year.

3. Talent at LG and RT. I still think Rachal is what he was last year, but as a second year player under another new system that doesn't look to have a good scheme doesn't make it easy.

However, Gore gives us a chance to win and I think we are highly under rating Gore. I think he would be the BEST back in the league on a team that has a solid foundation in OC, OL, QB, and WRs.

Since Gore gives us a chance to win, we do overlook the weaknesses more than we should, especially coaching.
[ Edited by Joecool on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:43 PM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
This is mostly the way it is with 80% of the teams in the NFL. The moment your axis goes out, without stable depth/replacement, you lose complete balance.

Frank Gore is the heart of this team, and people forget that his presence isn't just left by his running abilities, but he's probably the best blocking RB in the league (and that's why so many players/coaches respect him).

If you go back and watch the Cards game you'll notice that Frank WAS THE SOLE REASON WE WON THAT GAME (on offense). -He sniffed out all those sneaky linebackers that were finding holes through coverage, and Frank literally broke their jaws so Hill could sustain that 4th quarter drive.

It's simple, the 49ers won't make the playoffs without Frank Gore, just as the Colts (for instance) will not make the playoffs if Peyton Manning were to get injured.

I agree he is very essential. It's just when I see us without him we look like 0 - 16. We look like the worst team in the league.

IMO he even makes our defense better. He keeps them off the field by extending out very long drives.

lol we look like the worst team in the league without him?

even though we were within a play of beating the undefeated vikings and beat the rams 35-0?

R U STUPID OR SOMETHIN
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
When he goes wild for 200 yards we beat up on teams. When he is out our defense struggles because they are on the field more, our offense can't run or pass. And if we get behind or try to come from behind forget it. It's an absolutely hopeless team as far as come from behind situations.

When the game is on our QB and WR's we see what we really have. And this is not just the Atlanta game BTW. This has happened before. Minus Frank Gore we are one of the worst teams in the league. With Gore we can be competative in any game as long as we get a lead, keep the lead and run, run, run.

So are we really any good as a team when you take Gore out of the equation?


Why don't you just go ahead and take some Prozac? It will do wonders for you.
Originally posted by TexasNiner:
Of course he does because our "real problems" are a lack of talent on the offensive side of the ball. Most notably on the Oline and at the QB position. Aside from pass rusher, those were our most glaring needs last year and going into this this year and we did NOTHING to address them.

So, obviously when a runner talented enough to gain yardage when only 1 or 2 out of 5 linemen actually do their jobs in on the field, it makes a HUGE difference. He finds the holes or creates one, even with a sub-par line in front of him.

And when he is effective running, we don't have to throw, and when we do throw, teams are having to respect the run, so they can't double every WR and/or pressure our QB on every play.

Almost every team sport is about match ups. And having a talent like Gore on the field creates much better match ups across the board because teams have to focus on him and there is far less pressure on our mediocre WRs, Oline and QB. Without him to draw that focus away, well, we have all see the results.

Unless the Rams are in town, it's not a pretty picture.

We definitely have a lack of talent on offense other than Gore.
Kind of hard to hide the fact that the OLine is probably the weakest OLine in the league