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gore frustrated *Edit - Signed Extension on 8/30 - 3 years: May no longer be frustrated.*

Just wanted to add my observation to this stuff.....

The PFT article I think is really BS and here's why....

If you're an agent, this is the absolute WORST time to demand a trade in a shortened year where many FA who thought they were worth x found out they weren't as much in demand as they assumed. There's no way a team is going to give the 49ers anything above a 4th for Gore at this point - a RB with a lot of touches coming off a major injury. And then you have to ask what team is in dire need of a RB at that position AND would be willing to pay DeAngelo Williams money? Not too many.

Furthermore, the 49ers are not in an absolute position to win/go to the play-offs this year. If we have a losing record and miss the play-offs again, Harbaugh and staff will be given a pass - and they should. There's no pressure on the 49ers to win it all now. Come on let's admit it that the possibility of replacing Josh Johnson with Alex Smith will make all of you forget about the Gore stuff if he were to leave because contrary to what was posted previously, this IS a QB-driven league.

We need Gore, yes, but again over-paying a player simply because he demands it is not good football sense. Again, players should in my opinion finish the contract they agreed to play for - that's what AGREEING TO THE CONTRACT means. If you want a clause in your contract that says "my contract will immediately readjust to reflect no less than the 5th highest salary at my position" then your agent should be negotiating that and as a player you shouldn't agree until you get it. I'm just so repeatedly sick of this situation as if players are duped into signing for millions of dollars and suddenly realize in the final year of their contract they are being "ripped off".

Please.
To me it just feels good to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yeah ! gore& hunter one two punch...................
You build a team from within and cannot buy championships, just ask the Redskins. Team chemistry makes success and Frank Gore is a key to that. Even if he doesn't perform at the level he did 3-5 years ago, he is still a valuable asset. Go back and read all the reports on how the intensity in training camp stepped up when Gore arrived about a week in. That right there should tell you the influence this guy has over the team. He has been a mainstay and has continued to perform at a high level when healthy. I believe we should pay him, but I don't think DeAngelo money is order.
Originally posted by Youngb:
You build a team from within and cannot buy championships, just ask the Redskins. Team chemistry makes success and Frank Gore is a key to that. Even if he doesn't perform at the level he did 3-5 years ago, he is still a valuable asset. Go back and read all the reports on how the intensity in training camp stepped up when Gore arrived about a week in. That right there should tell you the influence this guy has over the team. He has been a mainstay and has continued to perform at a high level when healthy. I believe we should pay him, but I don't think DeAngelo money is order.

Well I believe that's the reason why Ninertalk is acting up

I'm not sure how DeAngelo's contract works, but IMO we should pay him as much guaranteed moola for a year or two, then create a clause where he would have to earn the rest through incentives over the following few years.
[ Edited by YungAce on Aug 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM ]
man this is tough. i love Franky G., but if the deal he is seeking is going to handicap the 49ers organization money wise or prevent us from bring in needed talent at other positions of need, we all have to accept his departure via trade or playing out his contract. i have read lots of comments that suggest we should pay him for what his done for us in the past, i strongly disagree. in the NFL is about what you can offer moving forward period. i have the up most confidence in our coaching staff and scouts that we would find a replacement. everyone is expendable. will we miss him? yes, until his replacement starts tearing it up, makes me sad to say but it's truth.

GO 9ERS!
[ Edited by niners on Aug 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM ]
  • Chief
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Give the guy a lot of money for a 3 year contract, he is a leader and even in his decline he will be a solid part of the team and contribute.
They just had the phone conversation on NFL network, JH has the tone of "god i hate the media why am I even wasting my time" when he mentions its water cooler talk and they will deal with frank man to man.
Originally posted by 5280High:
They just had the phone conversation on NFL network, JH has the tone of "god i hate the media why am I even wasting my time" when he mentions its water cooler talk and they will deal with frank man to man.

That only works if you are winning. The media will destroy him with that attitude if we are losing.
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Look at that fancy "Rumor" label on this thread.
Originally posted by Otter:
Look at that fancy "Rumor" label on this thread.

i came
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by 5280High:
They just had the phone conversation on NFL network, JH has the tone of "god i hate the media why am I even wasting my time" when he mentions its water cooler talk and they will deal with frank man to man.

That only works if you are winning. The media will destroy him with that attitude if we are losing.

who cares?
Unlike some, I believe dealing with the media is part of the job description. That's why talking to media, aka press confrences are manditory. I do think some reporters get carried away, but in general, the "paying fans" want to know.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by 5280High:
They just had the phone conversation on NFL network, JH has the tone of "god i hate the media why am I even wasting my time" when he mentions its water cooler talk and they will deal with frank man to man.

That only works if you are winning. The media will destroy him with that attitude if we are losing.

The same attitude where he actually talked to the media about it? He didnt have to answer a reporters call at all. The point of the post was that from his tone, it sounds like a non-issue to him. If he were aggravated or short with the response, it would seem like a bigger deal. But he responded fully and very laid back, just with a tone like "man this must be a slow news day".
i call b******t on this whole situation. Gore is not that kind of guy.
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Who needs Frank Gore when you have A-Dix and K-Hunt?

...Oh, we do.