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Do You Agree with NFL Network- Frank Gore #10 all time great 49ers?

Do You Agree with NFL Network- Frank Gore #10 all time great 49ers?

Originally posted by dchrie:
Originally posted by CD401NINER:
Frank was a beast when everyone knew he was getting the ball, during a time when we barely knew who our starting QB was. He has always had that knack for breaking a 50,60,70,80 yard run off after wearing down defenses. Imagine Frank in his prime right now with Kap and our squad.....

this. the impact he's had on this team, when everyone else was garbage starting with the oline puts him in the top. most of our favorite players we want to put up had great players around them and a system built for them to succeed. Frank had none of that, until very recently. I put him at #7 in nfl's list, behind Willis, only because Willis had more impact
agreed!
Originally posted by niteshade80:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
I think he's deserving. He's the franchise's all-time leading rusher.

I hear that and he definitely did old school it in demonstrating a discipline to the game, loyalty to the 49ers, and constantly working to get better, even in this stage of his career. He will always be a beast in my book.
agreed
Originally posted by SofaKing:
I think he's deserving. He's the franchise's all-time leading rusher.

Best Rb ever for the niners, sadly the team we field around him was some of the worst we've ever had.
At first look at thread title, I thought no way. Past the top 4 the rest are debateable. But I would put Gore ahead of Willis.
Whoever compiled the list must have been born after 1980. There are some really good names missing.
Originally posted by SaksV:
Originally posted by Kronos2560:
Can someone recap what the list was? I missed it.

#1 - Joe Montana
#2 - Jerry Rice
#3 - Ronnie Lott
#4 - The Million Dollar Backfield (Tittle, Johnson, McElhenny, Perry)
#5 - Steve Young
#6 - Patrick Willis
#7 - Roger Craig
#8 - Dwight Clark
#9 - Charles Haley
#10 - Frank Gore

I say yes and higher. My quick list (a good mix of era's)...

#1. Rice (best player to ever play the game)
#2. Montana
#3. Steve Young
#4. Lott
#5. Willis
#6. Gore
#7. Haley
#8. Justin Smith
#9. Craig
#10. Bryant Young
-------------------------------------------
#11. Bowman
#12. Perry
#13. Brent Jones
#14. Rathman
#15. T.O.
#16. Garcia
...
#5,974. AJ Jenkins
#5,975. Rashaun Gone Fishin' Woods


I took out the million dollar backfield because that's 4 players, but I did include Perry on the list. I also left out Deion because he was a one year mercenary.

I just imagine what Gore could have done were he in Craig's position. And that's no knock on Craig who, IMO, definitely deserves to be in the HOF.
1. Jerry Rice
2. Joe Montana
3. Joe Perry
4. Bryant Young
5. Jimmy Johnson
6. Roger Craig
7. Bob St.Claire
8. Steve Young
9. Ronnie Lott
10. Hugh McElhenny
I don't think Gore needs a ring to validate his place as the #10 running back. He played on some horrible teams and was basically the lone standout on offense. Joe, Jerry, Roger, and Steve all benefitted from a great offensive system and good to great teams. We forget that during Gore's tenure, the 49ers has only been relevant the last 3 years. Being the all-time leader in rushing yards and TD's speaks volumes for Gore's contributions to this organization. One may argue that he should be higher on the list but he definitely deserves to be at least 10th.
Plus since when did RB's need rings to validate their greatness? Yes QB's but not RB's.
No J.J Stokes????
Originally posted by maxsmart:
Greatest 49ers:
#1 - Joe Montana HOF
#2 - Jerry Rice HOF
#3 - Ronnie Lott HOF
#4 - Steve Young HOF
#5 - Leo Nomellini HOF
#6 - Jimmy Johnson HOF
#7 - Y. A. Tittle HOF
#8 - Bryant Young
#10 - Patrick Willis
#11 - Bob St. Clair HOF
#12 - Frank Gore
#13 - Dave Wilcox HOF
#14 - Charles Haley
#15 - Fred Dean HOF (not a 49er?)
#16 - Joe Perry HOF
#17 - Hugh McElhenny HOF
#18 - Dwight Clark
#19 - Roger Craig
#20 â€"Justin Smith, VD, Charlie Kruger?

Fred Dean! That's someone I really need to add to my list!
Gore was a historically good running back on some bad teams, that statistically has been aided by longevity.

But he is neither iconic nor great.... Something a skill position player really needs to be.

He has to battle the likes of BY to get a "tenure" vote from me.
Gore was a historically good running back on some bad teams, that statistically has been aided by longevity.

But he is neither iconic nor great.... Something a skill position player really needs to be.

He has to battle the likes of BY to get a "tenure" vote from me.
1) Otis Amey
2) Zak Keasey
3) Mark McMillan
4) OJ Simpson
5) Jim Druckenmiller
6) Mike Rumph
7) Owen Pochman
8) Lawrence Phillips
9) Ken Dorsey
10) Israel Ifeanyi
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Unquestionably the best 49 RB of all time. Far more productive than Craig (who I love) while playing on far worse teams. Two major knee injuries in college. Faced 8 and 9 man fronts constantly. Running the ball is only a part of his game. One of the most complete football players ever. Team leader. Ask any player or coach from the last 8 years, who's the heart and soul of the 49ers... they'll tell you.
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