Originally posted by kray28:
Sorry but Frank Gore did not have a "great year" last year. He had a bunch of unproductive games where handing off to him consistently put us into 3rd and longs that we couldn't convert.
Sorry but 125 yards in 5 games straight games in the midst of an 8 game win streak when our passing game is still learning is a huge year. Expecially considering he finished with over 1200 yards at 4.3 yards a carry and did well in the playoffs. Not many other running backs would be able to achieve what he did under the same circumstances. Every team can't have an Adrian Peterson. Our QB produced 17 touchdowns and we won 13 games while featuring an every down runner. Try looking up the word perspective.
To argue your point about a string of unproductive games, that is a part of being a running back. You aren't going to find running room every week.
Gore--- 6 Games under 60 yards rushing.
This includes the Giants game, which he basically missed.
Ray Rice--- 6 games with under 60 yards rushing.
LeShawn McCoy-- 5 games under 60 yards rushing.
Those are young, elite running backs who both had comparable over all regular season production as Gore. Between Gore and Rice, Gore was the far better back in the post season.
[ Edited by DirtyP on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM ]