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Gore was ranked 32nd on the NFL Network’s NFL Top 100 countdown. Gore has been sitting out for all of OTAs and minicamp and he would not comment on his injury. He said he would just continue to get back in shape and plans to be ready for training camp. For this year, he will continue to be the starting RB for the 49ers. Even though running backs have typically declined when they turn 30 years old, Gore said he isn’t worried about it.
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Louis’ Greg Zuerlein drilled a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the fourth to force overtime and then hit a 54-yarder in the extra period to hand the 49ers to 8-3-1 on the year. – Colin Kaepernick: 21 of 32, 208 yards, 84 yards rushing – Frank Gore: 23 carries, 58 yards, TD – Michael Crabtree: seven catches, 101 yards Week 14 27-13 win vs. Miami The 49ers didn’t turn the ball over and Colin Kaepernick broke off a 50-yard touchdown run late in the fourth to put the game out of reach. – Colin Kaepernick: 18 of 23, 185 yards, rushing TD – Frank Gore: 12 carries, 63 yards, TD – Michael Crabtree: nine catches, 93 yards Week 15 41-34 win at New England San Francisco blew a 31-3 second-half lead, but Michael Crabtree’s second touchdown catch of the game gave the 49ers a lead they wouldn’t again relinguish, clinching a playoff berth. – Colin Kaepernick: 14 of 25, 221 yards, 4 TDs, INT – Frank Gore: 21 carries, 83 yards – Michael Crabtree: seven catches, 107 yards, 2 TDs Week 16 42-13 loss at Seattle The 49ers fell behind 21-0 early in the second and couldn’t dig themselves out of the hole, falling to 10-4-1 on the year. – Colin Kaepernick: 19 of 36, 244 yards, TD, INT – Frank Gore: six carries, 28 yards – Delanie Walker: four catches, 54 yards, TD Week 17 27-13 win vs. Arizona Trailing in the second quarter, the 49ers turned it on, pounding the miserable Cardinals to clinched the NFC West and the No. 2 seed. – Colin Kaepernick: 16 of 28, 276 yards, 2 TDs – Frank Gore: 20 carries, 68 yards, TD – Michael Crabtree: eight catches, 172 yards, 2 TDs Divisional Playoff 45-31 win vs.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore inspired by critics
His jersey remains on display at Coral Gables (Fla.) High, where he was a teammate of New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma. Photo: Li, AP Frank Gore overcame two torn ACLs in college at Miami, above, and a… Frank Gore celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown that put the 49ers up 28-24 over the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. He scored another in the third quarter. Photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle Frank Gore celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown that put the…
49ers’ Frank Gore says he feels good
“I’m just listening to Ferg,” Gore said, referring to the team’s head trainer Jeff Ferguson. “He told me he didn’t want me doing anything right now and I’m listening to him.” Asked if he’ll be ready to go when training camp begins, he said, “If Ferg says I can go out there, I’ll do it. I feel good. I’m good. I’m just getting my body back. I just want to be fresh.” Gore is always fueled by perceived slights, such as where he was drafted and injuries he has had to overcome. After turning 30 in May, he has one more knock to deal with. “I San Francisco 49ers’ Aldon Smith (99), left, and San Francisco 49ers’ Frank Gore (21) sit in the continue reading this.. weight room during the first day of mandatory minicamp at their training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Nhat V.
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San Francisco hopes the time off will help keep Gore fresher for the regular season. He’s topped 1,000 yards in six of the last seven years but he’s also had a tendency to wear down late in the season. Since the end of the 2009 season, Gore has failed to record a 100-yard game in the months of November and December. He rebounded to top that mark twice in the playoffs last season, including in the 49ers’ Super Bowl loss to Baltimore when Gore ran for 110 yards and a touchdown. That wasn’t enough to silence the critics. And when Gore turned 30 on May 14, the doubters seemed to increase. Even his spot on a recently released list of the top 100 players in the NFL didn’t sit well with the ninth-year veteran.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters he was happy with the progress made by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the teams young receivers, rookies and veterans returning from injury. However, one player who didnt take part in the on-field drills this week will be an important factor for the 49ers in 2013. Running back Frank Gore has been held out of organized team activities (OTAs) and the mini-camp. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Gores relegation to observer is at the advice of Niners head trainer Jeff Ferguson. Gore, after all, has 8,839 yards on his tires over eight NFL seasons, and theres no reason at this stage of his career to add any more wear and tear on a proven performer. Once training camp starts in July, Gore will get his chance to work his way back into form in time for the season opener against Green Bay while allowing plenty of carries for the stable of younger backs LaMichael James, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon, B.
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If you ever get the opportunity to be the man, you always compete with the guys who went in front of you. That was one of my goals when I was the sixth back picked. And he was the sixth back picked in his draft. I told him, whenever I’m done, remember that.” Gore has been sidelined for practices, but it sounds like it is as much about getting ready for the season as anything else. He told the media that Jeff Ferguson (Director of Football Operations and Sports Medicine) wanted to keep him from doing anything at this point. He said he felt good and was simply getting his body back and in shape.