Originally posted by English:
That is the more interesting question.
I'm a Gore man, although recently I was a Craig man. I have the utmost respect for Craig, but I increasingly think of him as a product of the Dynasties. Frank Gore, on the other hand, has been *the* team for an entire era. Now that Smith has taken a bow, it's clearer than ever that these were the Gore years.
I watched Craig's complete career, but against Gore, I can't help but think that Craig was the right guy in the right place. Moreover, Craig had one of the best O lines in the history of football. Frank Gore, on the other hand, has adapted to so many different schemes and still managed to top the charts. Gore is the better rounded, more competent running back--even though Craig's hands were vastly softer. A lot of Craig's career was opened up for him; Gore, on the other hand, had to bludgeon his way toward his numbers.
If my life was on the line, I'd hand the ball to Frank Gore.
[ Edited by BubbaParisMVP on Dec 22, 2012 at 5:22 AM ]