Originally posted by NickSh49:
This guy is still pretty good...
And he's 34!
RB's that can go 10-15 years in the league are a dying breed. RB's are becoming a dime a dozen. Most break out for 2, 3, 5 years and then are done. That's why I doubt many of the rushing records will be broken. That and the league becoming more pass oriented.
P.S. Fred Taylor, Curtis Martin... two great RBs that are highly underrated.
As for Frank Gore we can use our choice of philosophies on him....
1. Let Gore run until his legs fall off (and he will) and run him into the ground for the next 3 or so years and then let Dixon take over for him.
2. Give Gore his carries but mix Dixon and Westbrook in to keep from wearing him down so we can prolong his career. Instead of him going 3 years maybe we can have him in a 2 back system 5 years from now still. Problem with this is Gore gets better as he goes and he needs his carries because he will eventually break one.
Edit: and it's hard to take Gore out on any down including 3rd because he is such a great receiver out of the backfield. You just hate to take him off the field because he is such a threat. It would be different if he couldn't block or catch the ball. Then you could say let's get him off on 3rd downs and get someone else in.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Sep 23, 2010 at 5:57 PM ]