Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

49ers' offensive style no longer concerns Gore

About the Author

Dan Arkush

darkush@pfwmedia.com
Executive editor

Recent posts by Dan Arkush

Baylor WR Williams in first-round conversation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:26 p.m.

Thompson: Packers not worried about leadership void

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m.

Seahawks GM likes 'win-win' QB situation

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Packers RB Harris looks like a real keeper

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m.

Related Stories

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Super Bowl matchup: 49ers RBs vs. Ravens front seven

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 11:17 a.m.

Pierce, James diversify Super Bowl rushing attacks

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.

Niners' faith in Justin Smith remains strong for now

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 3:31 p.m.

Rams remain in dire need of playmaking wideouts

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 10:32 a.m.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 7:04 p.m.
Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
By Dan Arkush

Although the direction of the Niners' offense remains up in the air heading into the offseason, one thing is for sure: Frank Gore remains "the bellcow." Although we hear Gore wasn't overly excited initially when the team decided to get away from a power run attack in favor of a pass-happy, spread-shotgun scheme that better suited QB Alex Smith, the fifth-year back told team insiders at the end of the year that he believed his 2009 season was even better than his '06 campaign, when he romped for 1,675 yards. Despite missing essentially three games due to injury, Gore still managed to gain 1,120 yards rushing and score a career-high 10 TDs. "He is still the most talented offensive player on the team and proved he could be effective in any scheme," one team insider said. "He's always been an excellent receiver out of the backfield and — a lot like the Ravens' Ray Rice — he rarely ever goes down after initial contact."

 

PFW has launched its brand-new NFL Draft Newsletter series, with the second issue now ready for mailing. Produced by PFW's player personnel department under the direction of Nolan Nawrocki, the series consists of four information-packed issues. For more info or to subscribe — click here for PDF e-pub or here for print format.

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE