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‘I went to sleep happy’: Frank Gore praises Elijah Mitchell, others in 49ers’ rout of Rams

Nov 16, 2021 at 11:13 AM--


Frank Gore still watches San Francisco 49ers games. Last night, he was watching when his former team shockingly dismantled the revamped Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium. This morning, Gore joined KNBR and shared his thoughts on some of the 49ers' star players, including the rookie running back.

"They played physical," Gore said on the Murph & Mac show. "I liked the way they played the game last night. I like that young kid, [Elijah Mitchell]. ... He's a good back. He's got a bright future. Just tell him to keep working. Just keep his head down, keep working."

San Francisco rushed the football 44 times for 156 yards. Mitchell had 27 carries for 91 yards. The rookie leads the team with 560 rushing yards this season.

"I like your boy, Deebo [Samuel], balled out yesterday," Gore continued. "The O-line was pushing them guys around. They didn't care about no names over there. They went out there and played football the way they're supposed to play it, and I'm happy they got the win.

"I was happy for Kyle [Shanahan], calling the plays, and my boy, [George] Kittle, was ballin'. I saw his block [on Von Miller]. He a dog. I was happy last night. I went to sleep happy."

While the team's playoff hopes looked bleak a week ago, Gore hasn't given up on this year's 49ers squad.

"I still think they've got a chance because, the way Kyle calls plays, he's getting guys in great situations," Gore said. "And I think the way they played last night, that should let them know they should be with those top guys in the NFL."

Gore revealed that he plans to be at TIAA Bank Field this weekend to watch the 49ers play the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will be a guest of team CEO Jed York, with whom he remains close. There is currently no rush for the running back to make a return to the NFL, though. Instead, he is focused on his boxing career right now.

Gore added, "I'll be there watching, and hopefully, we get another win and keep going."

You can listen to the entire conversation with Gore below.



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