Originally posted by backontop:
Ummm...you do realize that Gore isn't exactly a spring chicken anymore right? I'm not saying he is over the hill, I just don't think he should be the one that the offense centered around. He has been the center of the offense just about since he was drafted and look at how well that has turned out for us so far.
Really? You're going to start worrying about his age at 27? It's not like he's lost a step. He's not showing signs of age. When he shows signs of age, then I'll worry. He's not old, but he's a grown ass man. He can decide for himself when his body needs a rest.
Anyway, that wasn't the point. The point was that he's the centerpiece of the offense because he's good
. He's getting receptions and carries because he's good
. Not because he's some last ditch option check down on every play. We design plays to throw him the ball.
I've got no problem spreading the ball around, but you guys are giving all the wrong reasons for doing it. We need to spread it around so that we aren't predictable on every damn play. We need to mix up our run plays, too. This "Power O" crap is driving me absolutely nuts. Defenses watch film... they know our tendencies... you can't just impose your will on an NFL defense. Mike Singletary is a f**king moron. He's the problem, not Gore.
Jeebus... Gore is the only consistently good offensive player this team has had since 2004. You'd think he'd get a little more respect around here. Instead we get threads like this one or "What do you think Gore's trade value is?". It's totally insane. I just don't get it.
Before I end my rant, I have one more thing to add. WTF is wrong with a check down pass? Is is somehow less legitimate than any other play? Is it because it isn't exciting enough for you? Does it make a QB or RB or TE lame to throw/catch a check down pass? How many times has Gore won games for us on clutch check down passes? I know we almost always get at least one first down using them in the clutch moments of a game. Look at the freaking Rams game. Third and freaking 32 with 2:30 left to play an we complete two check down passes to Gore to convert on 4th down. Seriously? What's everyone's problem with the check down pass? WTF?
Ok, thanks... I feel better now. All the pent up frustration from the game today has to come out somewhere.