Originally posted by binary2nd:
He's lost a step, definitely. The rate at which he breaks long runs has declined dramatically. He's still quality though, but he needs to be used properly. Forcefeeding him only worked in his second year.
How do you not see that it is the blocking and coaching that are at fault here? He's not breaking runs because there are no holes because our line can't block and the defense knows what gap he's going to hit before the ball is even snapped.
Yes, he's getting more attempts per game this season than he has since 2006. We weren't "force feeding" him in 2006, though. Norv Turner knows how to run an offense. Gore had a great season because the play calling was diverse, unpredictable, and the blocking didn't suck... and because Gore > All.
He hasn't had that since 2006. Not even close.
Lost a step? Did you see him break the 64 yarder? The only reason he didn't score was because he was waiting for Crabtree to hold his block. If he'd just kept running, he'd have scored. Dumb move on his part, I agree, but does it mean he's lost a step? Are you kidding me?
Did you even watch the videos I posted? Be honest.