Originally posted by tsty:
If Roger Craig ca'nt get in,I'm not so sure about Frank......................yet.
I agree. Craig changed the way backs are utilized and he's still not in the HOF. I love Gore, but without a couple more good seasons and possibly a SB ring, I don't think he gets in. The Niner HOF, no question though!
Originally posted by gavindirishmen:
Frank is great Niner. He is not a hall of famer. He only has couple years left in the tank and just over 7600 total rushing yards.
In the current era he'd need to get to 12,000 + for consideration in my mind. He's not gonna make it. I hope we get Frank
a SuperBowl ring though. He deserves it.
12,000+ Yards just to make it? i dont know about all that, i think it has alot more to do with how many years hes played, dual backs etc.. however those are things that will keep him out of the hall of fame.. a guy like adrian peterson being a one feature back would be the type of player to get into the HOF. i do agree though i dont think he will make the HOF even though he had that great 1600 yard year
He's a great player, but I don't see him getting the numbers to get in. Harbaugh is going to use Hunter and Jacobs this year to keep Frank fresh. It's hard to put up HOF stats in a RB committee scenario. A realistic good season and he's looking a around 1200 yds and 6 TDs. His receiving skills help, but I dont think we'll see him as the workhorse like we have in the past.
I don't think he will get in unless he really tears it up in his final years. As much as we love Frankie, the clock is ticking on his career.
When looking at the Hall of Fame, you have to look at what they did compared to others at their position in the same year. The top players around Gore's age are S-Jax, AP and MJD, and I think they will have better careers most likely when its all said and done if they stay healthy.
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