Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by 24plus25er:
Originally posted by WeAreLegend:
The fact this question is being asked tells me some fans need to do some history work. There's been some huge talent on this team through the years.
No one is denying that, but Frank Gore is easily the best 49ers running back of all-time, and def a 1st ballot hall of famer. So yes, that makes him top 10, not top 5 but at least top 10. Keep in mind he has compiled most of his stats on some very bad teams facing 8-9 man fronts.
Frank Gore is definitely not a first ballot hall of famer. 49er hall of fame? Sure. NFL hall of fame? I doubt it.
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
Thomas Jones 10,59123
All-Time NFL Leaders-Total Yards From Scrimmage (as of Sept. 15, 2008)
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