Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by kstolai:
Gore does not a team make
His production does not justify the number of touches he gets. We need fresh legs in there. There is no reason why Westbrook and Dixon can't carry the ball for a series or two a couple times a game.
When the games on the line, yes I want Frank Gore. But, we are waisting his talent and tacking on the miles acting like nothing good can happen if we take him out of the game.. Outside of a few plays here and there, Gore hasn't been a game changer. You cannot convince me that with all the carries and passes Gore sees he doesn't get tired. Then we call WB name for one play and he's out. Are you f**king joking? I love Frank, but even too much of a good thing is bad for you.
14 - 0 when Gore get 24+ carries.
I also love me some Gore, but Westbrook is a dynamic player. Shoot, why aren't we putting him in as our slot WR? The Eagles did that all the time. Could be in there a lot. I don't know what's going on with him. Just not creative enough, I guess. That or Westbrook doesn't have much left in the tank.
As far as convincing you about Gore not getting tired... do you know how hard the dude trains in the offseason? I really don't think he's tired unless he says he is. That's not the issue... it's the wear and tear on his body.
It's just really hard to take Gore out of the game. He's just on another level right now than most backs in the league. Still.... He's getting around 20 carries a game... 8th in the league. Then you add on the 4 or 5 catches a game and he's around 24 touches a game. That's a bit high....
I think it just boils down to Gore being too good to take off the field. I mean... Westbrook and Dixon are both averaging 1.8 yards a carry. Gore knows the protections better than Westbrook (and is just a better blocker) and he's almost as good a receiver (could be better right now, haven't seen enough of Westbrook this year), so how do you take him out on third down? The only thing I don't get is not putting Dixon in on short yardage. As much as I love Gore, that's probably his weakest area. He's more of a find a crease in the stack/pile guy while Dixon is more of a power through guy... pushes the pile better.
Stop typing fingers, that's enough.