Here’s a Thought: Frank Gore had a Career Year in 2009

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season in 2009 and to add insult to injury, they wasted what should have been a career year for their tailback Frank Gore.
San Francisco finished the season 8-8 and went through numerous ups and downs all year long which included different shifts in the offensive style. At the beginning of the season they were a smash mouth team, then in midseason they ran almost solely out of the spread offense and not until the end of the season did they find the perfect balance.
Meanwhile, the 49ers went a mildly impressive 5-0 throughout the season when Gore ran the ball over 20 times in a game.
No. 21, the 49ers bread and butter wasn't once unsuccessful in coming up with a victory when made the focal part of the offense.
In week one against Arizona Gore managed just 30 yards rushing on 22 carries but scored both 49er touchdowns and San Francisco was able to win the time of possession battle. This formula of ...

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