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Is Frank Gore a Top-10 All Time 49er?

Gore is also plating in a passing league. Teams arent as geared to stop the run as they were in the past.
Originally posted by kingairta:
Gore is also plating in a passing league. Teams arent as geared to stop the run as they were in the past.

They still put 8 in the box to stop him his whole career.
No Frank Gore is not quite a top ten 49ers

1. Montana
2. Rice
3. Lott
4.Eddie D
5. John Brody
6. Charles Haley
7.Steve Young
8. Roger Craig
9. Bill Walsh
10. Bryant Young
Top 10 9er in my book
I think most of us are way too young to be even commenting on this. There is a predominantly post 1980 bias on this thread.

Gore would make my top 15 and definitely top 20 list.

That Jimmy Johnson and Leo Nomellini are getting no love tells me that you are probably ignoring 49ers history.

Here's my top 10 in no particular order

Jerry Rice
Joe Montana
Ronnie Lott
Jimmy Johnson
Steve Young
John Brodie
Bryant Young
David Wilcox
Leo Nomellini
Charles Krueger
[ Edited by skaw23 on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM ]
That hit on lance Briggs for the first TD was absolutely amazing. Off his gad damn feet.

Gif it now!!!
Originally posted by SealTeam6:
That hit on lance Briggs for the first TD was absolutely amazing. Off his gad damn feet.

Gif it now!!!

Dont kno if anyone noticed or not, But Gore as helping Kaep with some of his pre snap reads early in the game as well. His blocking tonight as second to none as well. He is having a career season this year. He is STILL facing the stacked box, and look at his #'s this year.

Top 5 niners are as follows.

1 Montana
2 Rice
3 Lott
4 Young
5 Gore
The block on Briggs is what makes Gore so valuable. Great pass protector, and having Rathman who thrilled in blitzpickup as his coach doesn't hurt either.
No. The 49ers have more than 10 players in the HOF.

Far too many greats in front of him. Montana, Rice, Young, Lott, Tittle, Nomellini, McElhenny, St. Clair, Willis, B.Young, Brodie, Perry, Wilcox, Dean, Jimmy Johnson, JHJ, etc, etc.

Gore is really good, but the 49ers franchise is far too rich in great players for him to crack the top 10. Top 20? I think so. You just cant forget some of the old school guys that were dominant forces. Leo Nomellini might have been the toughest, meanest defensive player in NFL history. He just gets forgotten because he played so long ago. He was also the 49ers first ever draft pick, and didnt miss a single game for his entire 14 year career, all with the Niners.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:18 AM ]
If he stays with this playoff caliber team for at least two more years he will be in the top 20 all time leading rushers
Emmitt Smith18,3552
Walter Payton16,7263
Barry Sanders15,2694
Curtis Martin14,1015
LaDainian Tomlinson13,6846
Jerome Bettis13,6627
Eric Dickerson13,2598
Tony Dorsett12,7399
Jim Brown12,31210
Marshall Faulk12,27911
Edgerrin James12,24612
Marcus Allen12,24313
Franco Harris12,12014
Thurman Thomas12,07415
Fred Taylor11,69516
John Riggins11,35217
Corey Dillon11,24118
O.J. Simpson11,23619
Warrick Dunn10,96720
Ricky Watters10,64321
Jamal Lewis10,60722
Thomas Jones 10,59123
Tiki Barber10,44924
Eddie George10,44125
Ottis Anderson10,273


All-Time NFL Leaders-Total Yards From Scrimmage (as of Sept. 15, 2008)
In 7.5 season Gore has 10,992 total yards.

1Jerry Rice 23,540
2 Emmitt Smith 21,579
3Walter Payton 21,264
4Marshall Faulk 19,154
5Barry Sanders 18,190
6Marcus Allen 17,654
7Curtis Martin 17,430
8Thurman Thomas 16,532
9Tony Dorsett 16,293 13 years in league
10Tiki Barber 15,632 12 yrs
11Eric Dickerson 15,396 11yrs
12Tim Brown 15,124 17yrs
13Jerome Bettis 15,111 13yrs
14Edgerrin James 15,002 10yrs

Gore is best Niner RB ever, top 5 niner ever, deserving team MVP virtually every single year he has played. Without him, many of us would have been institutionalized or suicidal.
Originally posted by SealTeam6:
If he stays with this playoff caliber team for at least two more years he will be in the top 20 all time leading rushers
Emmitt Smith18,3552
Walter Payton16,7263
Barry Sanders15,2694
Curtis Martin14,1015
LaDainian Tomlinson13,6846
Jerome Bettis13,6627
Eric Dickerson13,2598
Tony Dorsett12,7399
Jim Brown12,31210
Marshall Faulk12,27911
Edgerrin James12,24612
Marcus Allen12,24313
Franco Harris12,12014
Thurman Thomas12,07415
Fred Taylor11,69516
John Riggins11,35217
Corey Dillon11,24118
O.J. Simpson11,23619
Warrick Dunn10,96720
Ricky Watters10,64321
Jamal Lewis10,60722
Thomas Jones 10,59123
Tiki Barber10,44924
Eddie George10,44125
Ottis Anderson10,273


All-Time NFL Leaders-Total Yards From Scrimmage (as of Sept. 15, 2008)
In 7.5 season Gore has 10,992 total yards.

1Jerry Rice 23,540
2 Emmitt Smith 21,579
3Walter Payton 21,264
4Marshall Faulk 19,154
5Barry Sanders 18,190
6Marcus Allen 17,654
7Curtis Martin 17,430
8Thurman Thomas 16,532
9Tony Dorsett 16,293 13 years in league
10Tiki Barber 15,632 12 yrs
11Eric Dickerson 15,396 11yrs
12Tim Brown 15,124 17yrs
13Jerome Bettis 15,111 13yrs
14Edgerrin James 15,002 10yrs

Gore is best Niner RB ever, top 5 niner ever, deserving team MVP virtually every single year he has played. Without him, many of us would have been institutionalized or suicidal.

If he gets a SB ring and plays at a good level for 2-3 more years he should be a HoF.
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Gore had a great game yesterday. The stats aren't that impressive, but the tape is. He ran with tenacity and desire, and I think LaMichael might've even inspired him a bit. The rushing combo of Gore, James, and Kaepernick is gonna be sick.

Regarding his place in 49er history, I originally balked at the idea of putting him in the top 10 category, but after reconsidering I have to say that Frank Gore is undoubtedly one of the greatest 49ers of all time. Right up there with Montana, Lott, and Rice. Yesterday reminded me that the stats just don't tell the story on this guy. The blocking, the leadership, the ability to take the team on his shoulders. He's a football player's football player and the heart and soul of the team. He's now the all-time touchdown leader and all-time rushing leader, and he accomplished most of this while playing on a series of really bad teams. Top ten for sure. We are witnessing greatness and I really, really hope the 49ers can find a way to get him to the Super Bowl.
[ Edited by Lifer on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM ]
What Gore did yesterday was one of the most impressive outtings i've seen from any running back ever. Not to sound to overly dramatic, but he's running style at this stage in his career is exceptional. Reminds me of a Marcus Allen style, the way he can locate a hole is impressive.