Originally posted by HoRneR:
He is gonna play that is for sure. Cardinals are one game back of us.. you really think a warrior like frank would even let them sit him?
That is why you have a coach. Frank is a warrior that runs without fear and his running style is hard on his body. This is the very reason that Frank wears down by game 12 of the regular season. He runs so hard because he is a warrior.
I love Frank, as do the coaches and all. For that very reason the coaches will make the hard decision to sit frank (if that is what the team doctors recommend) because they need a healthy Frank going into December and January.
Hunter the starter, Jacobs short yardage. this will give Franks ribs two weeks to rest.
Rest him. Isn't this what we got Jacobs and James for? And it's not like Hunter is a slouch. We don't need a banged up, or worse, Gore for the latter part of the season, not to mention the postseason, if we get there.
Like I commented on one of the threads here after the game, I know about sore ribs and it takes a LONG time to heal as most internal injuries do.
49er's are caught between and rock and a hard place in that they would be in GREAT shape within the division if they win and especially if Seattle loses to Detroit.
However if Gore goes down for any long period of time, it could be trouble down the stretch.
I would leave that option up to Frank Gore and let him know the consequences if his injuries gets worse, after all he is the only one that really knows the extent of his injuries. Doctors can only assume and they are always pressured by the coaches to dope up the players so that they can play. Not a good thing.
They can wait and see how Seattle does and take it from there.
No, he's kinda hurt. He's up there in age(football years anyways), he can use the rest. We have a bye after the Monday nighter & we enter the second half of the season in which the schedule gets kinda brutal. That's when we'll need gore, for the second half of season & more importantly the playoffs. I think Hunter(/James) is the future & I think the cards' game would be a small test to see how hunter handles being the back of the future. That's jus me doe.
[ Edited by calinig4life on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM ]
For those that are saying that we should suit him up, but not play him, we will run into the problem of only being able to suit up 46 players. It is better to not have him suit up so that we can suit up another player, like LMJ or Celek.
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