Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Gore is the best runner we have ever had But Craig allowed for the offense to be more multidimensional. Craig made a greater all around impact.
I think Gore would have shown more performance playing for Walsh/Montana than Craig would have had with the lousy 9er clubs of the 2000's.
Above, I mean comparing to the original player performance, i.e. Gore for Craig in 80's, Craig for Gore in 2000's.
And, of course, either player would outperform 99.9% of everyone else.
Gore would not have played for Walsh, his pass catching skills would not meet Walsh's standards. Also since Walsh used very little I-formation, mostly split back, Gore would not have had the chance to showcase his greatest skill. Also back under Walsh the Niners ran lots of toss sweep, and Gore is not particularly suited to the sweep, and the zone, stretch blocking schemes employed by Walsh, may or may not have been suited to Gores style. Walsh would have used Gore if he inherited him, but Walsh never would have drafted Gore.
Walsh also never used Shotgun so that might have been a plus for Frank.
[ Edited by GolittaCamper on Sep 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM ]