I think the coaching staff and Gore played a "Terrell Davis" a bit yesterday. Remember when TD went into the superbowl game even though he was nearly blind with a migraine -- and Shanahan explains on the sideline, "They won't believe its a run unless you are in there."
To a degree, I think they knew that Gore's ankle needed some rest, but they also knew that for the Giants to stick with their run first defensive game plan, Gore had to be in the line up and attempt a few runs. That way, the Giants would believe that Alex's passing at the beginning was short-lived.
When JH and staff saw that the passing game was working even without Gore as a "decoy threat" they were able to pull him out. IRONICALLY, with Hunter and Dixon entering the line-up, and the Giants backing playing the pass more -- runs were effective.
Nice how that all works out, huh. LOL :)
Oh yeah, play Gore if he can go, but limit his carries. Hunter and Dixon should be fine -- even do really well - -in getting a win over Cardinals. Gore needs a spell to stay fresh for the turkey day game 4 days later! And the rest of the season.
Originally posted by 9ermex:
I say rest him, what good do we get by playing him? obviously he is not 100% so why risk it? let him heal and play him after the Ravens game, we need him in January not next week
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