Originally posted by THEB:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
At this point i might say yes, hunter has more desire than gore. Of course again its speculation, but gore is injnured, has a brand new contract, and isnt doing well...all of which play a role in his moral.
some players do exactly that. that's why its an assumption. citing his desire as a positive trait and a reason that he should or could become our #1 RB relies completely on your assumption that his level of desire is equal to the desire you assume he has. If anything, one could argue that over his career Frank Gore has exhibited the "most desire" of any player on our team. Does Hunter have more desire than Frank Gore?
my point is that Hunter's Hunger (dibs on that for a restaurant name, and/or porn name) is a silly thing that I've seen pop up in several threads, and I don't know where people are seeing this.
Its also about skill and i think at this point, especially with gore hurt, i think hunter is better. Its been shown that hunter is better so far this season.
Gore's contract requires him to play at a high level to even sniff any of that money. Comments like this definitely lead me to believe that the Hunter love is partly also Gore hate, a kind of retribution against him for wanting a new contract. His not playing well, whatever the reasons, fuel that, and fuel the myth that Hunter is playing with more
desire because Gore has lost
Looking at the numbers, the guys have played more or less equally crappy so far. Hunter has a nice burst and has gotten to show it on maybe two or three short plays this season, but overall the numbers don't lie.
i do agree, however, that with Gore hurt, Hunter should see more carries. This game, against a poor Eagles run D, should be the game to get our running game going. If Hunter is going to take advantage of his opportunities, it should be this game.
[ Edited by HessianDud on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:28 PM ]