Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
Gore is Done. Sure he'll pop a 30 or 40 yarder here and there in the 4th Quarters like he did vs the Chickens in December and vs Carolina on the playoffs But he just doesn't have the power or quickness or speed that he used to have. In the NFCCG, I seen Kendall Hunter take the ball and actually get a couple nice gains because he used his quickness and I seen Gore get BURIED a few times right at the LOS. 49ers need to really think about telling Gore to take a Massive Paycut or I hate to even say it but release him? He's an all timer but his best days are behind him.
Been hearing this for the past 4 or 5 years now. It's getting old. Gore was not the problem. Seattle was living in our backfield. Part of that had to do with the quickness of their front 7, and the crowd noise forcing us to use predictable snap counts. They were getting great jumps off the snap all game long.
Hunter only had 3 carries, so it's not like he had proven, consistent production against that defense. He had one nice play on a stretch run. He certainly has speed to turn the corner that Frank doesn't have. You can't repeat that 20-25 times a game with success. You need a between the tackles runner. We tried to get it done, Seattle's front 7 was too much for us to handle.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Jan 27, 2014 at 5:18 PM ]