Originally posted by billbird2111:Originally posted by NinerBuff:Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:Originally posted by NinerBuff:He doesn't have the speed to take it to the house (yesterday withstanding ), but he has excellent vision and is a TANK to tackle. He will manage a 5yd/carry which is exactly what this offense needs.
Frankie has never had top end speed. He looks about the same to me.
The bigger question is his body holding up during the course of the season. I'd like to see him spelled quite a bit. Against the Packers, looks like he got 2/3 of the RB touches. I hope over the course of the season its more like 60% of the carries.
A few years ago, playing the Seahawks at home, Frank had 2 breakaway 70+ yd TDs, both had defenders in pursuit. What I'm saying is he doesn't have that speed anymore. But the combination of his vision, awareness, trucking ability, and pass protection still put him in the top 10 RB in the NFL (and I don't think I'm being biased there).
I think I remember that game. But I also remember games where he was hauled down after a gash of 40-50 yards.
Even with a lost step, he's still one of the best backs in the NFL.
He ain't the fastest but way too much is made of him getting caught from behind. The DBs had angles and full uninstructed paths towards him, where he was juking and breaking tackles before he started the foot race with the DBs already in pursuit -having just abandoned their coverage when play developed away from them.
Gore has all the speed he needs. Our damn coaches and Alex (not Kaep) need to get 7 when we get to the Red zone
[ Edited by SealTeam6 on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM ]