It's a big DUH that he's frustrated, he did a holdout for nothing. I say give him a contract extension during the BYE week, and only if it's a damn good deal...He's 28 coming off of hip surgery. He's definitely at the tipping point in his career where he's got maybe 2 more solid seasons left. Rarely do they last longer than age 30.
Check out westbrook for example, who isn't even the grinder that gore is, at age 28 he signs a 5 year extension despite coming off of rib and ankle injuries the previous season(like gore signing now right after hip surgery), he has one more good year(2008), then in 2009 he only starts 8 games because of multiple concussions and other injuries.(and now he can't even find a job anywhere)
That's my fear with gore, that he'll kick ass this season and then be riddled with injuries next year.
I guess one solution to that is don't offer him a bunch of guaranteed money, offer him a bunch of incentives and such. But I'm betting his agent won't take a deal like that, they want to find the deal that'll pay his kids long after he's forced into retirement. I'd call any guaranteed money his "retirement package".
[ Edited by mike on Aug 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM ]