Frank looks alot slower. He still has great vision and patience. He as good as any back in pas protection. But gone are those 80yard touchdown runs that he did on the Seahawks. I think those knee injuries are catching up to him. With that being said, he still has another year or two in him. I think we keep him, just use Kendall Hunter a little bit more next year on first down and screens.
I definitely agree that they should have called Gore and Hunter's number a lot more! They, especially Frank, were tearing it up! And with their pass rush coming I don't recall one screen pass! Hunter could also be our Sproales in this system. Just give the RB's more shot and we still might be playing!
Gore still has signficant value..because of his previous injuries, and the wear 'n tear after 7 NFL seasons, it makes good sense to incorporate Hunter into the mainstream of the offense more next year. I'd like to see them also either play Dixon more, especially in short ydg situations, or find another good-sized RB they'd rather use. I'd also like to see Roman use Gore more as a receiver...he can still make plays and avoid much of the punishment he gets going into the line.
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