Originally posted by tmpluff:
The question is, could Gore have put up the numbers craig put up in the 80's with that team? like wise could Craig have put up the numbers that Gore put up the last 7+ seasons? I'm guessing Gore would prolly been able to and Craig prolly not. It's a close call tho.
Craig was the first running back in NFL history to have over 1,000 yards receiving and over 1,000 yards rushing in the same year.
I think he should be in the hall of fame.
Comparing across time lines is imprecise at best.
What I find remarkable about Gore is that he seems to have incorporated an intellectual understanding of football into his muscle memory.
Gore has persevered on losing teams and just keep doing his job.
Combine his work skills and production with his commitment to his mother and his family, you can not deny that Frank Gore is , has been, and always will be a very special 49er.
In my heart, he has a special place.