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How much longer does Gore have left?

He'll be fine once we get some actual starters on the OL. Just think about it, we're starting a couple of career backups in Baas and Snyder. Chilo is combusting this year, Staley can't run block, Heitmann is getting dragged down by the terrible play on both sides of him, and Sims is a retread with almost nothing left in the tank.

This is and has been a brutal OL for the past few years, and it's only Gore's ability which is keeping his YPC over 4.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by truekingcarlos:
Barlow, uh I mean Gore is on his last legs. I think his injuries will continue to stop him. I hope I'm wrong but he's hurt every year.


How can you compare Gore to that heartless f**k Barlow with a straight face?
They both had only one good year. Like I said, I'm hope I'm wrong, but so far I'm right.
wow 26 ? it feels like we've had him for a decade. it's sad that we have been talking "how much does gore have left" for the past 2 seasons.
We need 2 more backs to prolong his career, a good offense needs 1- The Bruiser(a Brandon Jacobs type of RB who can wear down the defense; 2-a quick downhill runner(which we already have in Gore); 3-the cutback, speedy RB(something like the one we just lost to the Dolphins"Kory Sheets"). I would suggest this formula if we would enjoy the presence of Gore when we win our next Super Bowl.
  • mayo49
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He has 3 more good years.
Originally posted by truekingcarlos:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by truekingcarlos:
Barlow, uh I mean Gore is on his last legs. I think his injuries will continue to stop him. I hope I'm wrong but he's hurt every year.


How can you compare Gore to that heartless f**k Barlow with a straight face?
They both had only one good year. Like I said, I'm hope I'm wrong, but so far I'm right.


Since taking over for Barlow in 2005 Gore's had one OUTSTANDING Pro-Bowl year and two solid 1,000+ years. The comparison does not compute.
I think that Gore still has a lot of gas in the tank, it's just a matter of how long he can hold up with a half-ass line mostly comprised of recycled NFL rejects (except you staley & heitman)

My guess is that Gore surprises everyone with his durability and give us 3 more good seasons after this one... Won't hurt to still keep an eye out for good RB propsects in the draft though(to challenge coffee).


Frank Gore(5 years+, decline after?)
Rushing: Receiving:
Year G Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds TD
2005 14 127 609 4.8 72 74 15 131 0
2006 16 312 1684 5.4 72 8 61 485 1
2007 15 260 1,102 4.2 43 5 53 436 1
2008 14 240 1,063 4.3 41 6 43 373 2
2009 // 38 237 6.2 80 3 8 57 1

Roger Craig (11 years, decline after 7)
year games ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS TD
1983 16 176 725 4.1 8 48 427 4
1984 16 155 649 4.2 7 71 675 3
1985 16 214 1050 4.9 9 92 1016 6
1986 16 204 830 4.1 7 81 624 0
1987 14 215 815 3.8 3 66 492 1
1988 16 310 1502 4.8 9 76 534 1
1989 16 271 1054 3.9 6 49 473 1
1990 11 141 439 3.1 1 25 201 0
1991 15 162 590 3.6 1 17 136 0
1992 15 105 416 4 4 22 164 0
1993 14 38 119 3.1 1 19 169 1

Edgerin James (11 years+, decline after 9 years)
Year Team G ATT Yards AVG LG TD
1999 IND 16 369 1,553 4.2 72 13
2000 IND 16 387 1,709 4.4 30 13
2001 IND 6 151 662 4.4 29 3
2002 IND 14 277 989 3.6 20 2
2003 IND 13 310 1,259 4.1 43 11
2004 IND 16 334 1,548 4.6 40 9
2005 IND 15 360 1,506 4.2 33 13
2006 ARI 16 337 1,159 3.4 18 6
2007 ARI 16 324 1,222 3.8 27 7
2008 ARI 13 133 514 3.9 35 3
2009 SEA 4 21 59 2.8 8 0
Tot. N/A 145 3,003 12,180 4.1 72 80


Shaun Alexander (10 years+, decline 6 years)
Year G Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg.
2000 16 64 313 4.9 50 2 5 41 8.2
2001 16 309 1,318 4.3 88 14 44 343 7.8
2002 16 295 1,175 4.0 58 16 59 460 7.8
2003 16 326 1,435 4.4 55 14 42 295 7.0
2004 16 353 1,696 4.8 44 16 23 170 7.4
2005 16 370 1,880 5.1 88 27 15 78 5.2
2006 10 252 896 3.6 33 7 12 48 4.0
2007 13 207 716 3.5 25 4 14 76 5.4
2008 4 11 24 2.2 8 0 1 9 9.0
2009 ////
About 3 maybe 4 years left.
I'd say one or two years. Maybe.
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He's good up until he's 29, after that Rb's are usually done.
Originally posted by mayo63:
He's good up until he's 29, after that Rb's are usually done.

He might be done a little faster because he already has two bum knees.
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Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by mayo63:
He's good up until he's 29, after that Rb's are usually done.

He might be done a little faster because he already has two bum knees.

Yeah, those surgically repaired knees go pretty fast.
Let's see... he was born in the year of the goat when Jupiter was in the second house.

Further, I noticed that he double knots his shoe laces and has a tendency to use the vowel "e" quite a bit.

Also, seeing as he has 10 fingers, and not 9 or 11, that tells me that he most likely has working thumbs. Therefore, I doubt he ever wears clogs.

If we put all those facts together, and the fact that my cat Mr. Magical Mittens the fifth crossed the street five times the last time Gore rushed for 3 TDs in a game, it means that Gore's career will end on a Tuesday.
I think those knee injuries form college are too often cited as limiting his career. We are 6 and 7 years removed from those injuries and the knees have held up fine. Those knees are probably stronger than a guy who hadn't had the surgeries.

Gore has as long as he has. He may decline in 2 year, he may decline in 4, who knows? Given Gore's dedication and work ethic, I wouldn't bet against him last longer than you think.
I say 3 strong years, followed by a 4th with struggles. He's only 26. It's not like he's averaging 350 - 400 carries like other guys. I still believe he's really fresh. I think he'll have a good week. Bad thing is, it's going to be difficult to hit 1,000 this year missing those games....we'll see...