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More Hunter, Less Gore....

Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
Frank Gore (ankle) conceded to reporters after Sunday's win that he's unsure whether he'll be able to play in Week 4.


Gore sprained his right ankle in the second quarter, and coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that he had to be removed because of the injury. "I kind of tweaked it and I couldn't go the way I wanted to," Gore said. "I couldn't be myself. Some of the runs, I couldn't make the cut I wanted to make. Hopefully, I get better this week. ... "I can't tell until tomorrow. See how I'm feeling." Kendall Hunter is next on the depth chart. The 49ers play the Eagles in Week 4.


Gore gets hurt every year and misses games, so the situation will take care of itself. Oh, and he wasn't hurt the first two games, so I don't think that's the problem.
Originally posted by MarkD:
He scores one touchdown and you want to bench gore? I agree with having Hunter more involved in the game but common.

Agreed
Well now that Gore is doubtful for the eagles game, we'll see if Hunter can carry the load.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Context + Statistics > Statistics alone

You've entered the Zone. Leave your logic at the door.....

My apologies: AlEXX SmmiTH SUXXXX!! DoooD.

Is that better?
Originally posted by 49ERwhiner:
I don't buy into Gore is done quite yet , but since Seeing Hunter this year I have liked the idea of Running back by committee. When Gore is healthy again.

This
the truth is inconvenient.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
the truth is inconvenient.

I think Gore is still one of the toughest backs between the tackles. He is always falling forward and gets tough yards. Hunter is our speedy guy that we want running in traffic. He is so small and quick that he thrives when he is in open space because big guys cannot catch him. I think we have to find ways to get Hunter involved in the game but Gore is a big asset and we cannot write him off. Hopefully his ankle injury isn't too bad. He is injury prone so RB by committee will preserve Gore during the course of the season. A Gore and Hunter backfield could be explosive in the weeks to come!
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Context + Statistics > Statistics alone

You've entered the Zone. Leave your logic at the door.....

My apologies: AlEXX SmmiTH SUXXXX!! DoooD.

Is that better?

Next time you decided to cut and paste one of my posts you better ask permission.....
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Sep 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM ]
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Context + Statistics > Statistics alone

You've entered the Zone. Leave your logic at the door.....

My apologies: AlEXX SmmiTH SUXXXX!! DoooD.

Is that better?

Next time you decided to cut and paste one of my posts you better ask permission.....

I'm confused; I'm not sure what you're referring to.

Side note: It's next time you "decide", not "decided".

Yes. That JUST happened.
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Context + Statistics > Statistics alone

You've entered the Zone. Leave your logic at the door.....

My apologies: AlEXX SmmiTH SUXXXX!! DoooD.

Is that better?

Next time you decided to cut and paste one of my posts you better ask permission.....

I'm confused; I'm not sure what you're referring to.

Side note: It's next time you "decide", not "decided".

Yes. That JUST happened.

We have a serious Grammar Nazi. He just busted a semicolon on you.
Originally posted by jreff22:
I would change the ratio to 60/40 Gore/Hunter

agreed. gore needs to take less snaps which will probably make him more sucessful. the line still blows though and the running game wont get better until alex throws for more than 8 yards at a time. I also think dixon should be mixed in too.
Niners need variation in the backfield:
  1. Gore + Miller
  2. Gore solo (on passing plays)
  3. Hunter + Gore (provides lots of confusion on D)
  4. Hunter + Gore (1 in backfield + 1 wideout)
  5. Gore + Dixon
  6. Hunter + Dixon
  7. Hunter + Miller
  8. Gore + Sopoaga
  9. Miller + Sopoaga
  10. Gore + Hunter + Dixon

And you can keep going with TE (Vernon, Delanie) combos in the backfield with the aforementioned players. I hope this is just a matter of time

But this whole thing about sticking to Gore on 95% of the offensive plays needs to stop. Maybe 67-75% for now and see how it goes.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Context + Statistics > Statistics alone

You've entered the Zone. Leave your logic at the door.....

My apologies: AlEXX SmmiTH SUXXXX!! DoooD.

Is that better?

Next time you decided to cut and paste one of my posts you better ask permission.....

I'm confused; I'm not sure what you're referring to.

Side note: It's next time you "decide", not "decided".

Yes. That JUST happened.

We have a serious Grammar Nazi. He just busted a semicolon on you.

LMAO
Sprained ankle and he's done? Don't think so. Agree with split time but to rest Gore and give him a chance to recover, then more Gore and less Hunter.

There does appear to be a changing of the guard now, with Miller, Hunter, Bowman looking good; and perhaps Kilgore if Snyder is needed at center.