49ers will closely monitor Frank Gore's workload again this season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/28/14) 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman told reporters that they have closely monitored Frank Gore's workload in the last three-to-four years, and they'll do so again this season, per the Bay Area News Group on Thursday.
"We need to manage him," Rathman said. "We need to keep him (fresh) from Week 1 to the Super Bowl. So that's going to be the biggest challenge. He’s ready to go and he’s right where he needs to be."
Second-round pick Carlos Hyde could be the perfect back to work behind Gore this season. Hyde has 88 yards and averaged 5.9 yards per carry through three preseason games.
In 2013, Gore rushed for 1,128 yards on 176 carries. He rushed for 618 yards on 146 carries (4.2 yards per carry) through his first eight games, 130 carries for 510 yards (3.9 yards per carry) in the second half of the season.
Frank Gore looks good in cameo
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/17/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore carried twice for 12 yards during the opening drive against the Broncos on Sunday, then was done for the day. Gore barreled up the gut for nine yards on his first carry, then converted 3rd-and-1 with a 3-yard gain behind fullback Bruce Miller.
Gore should play a bit more in the third preseason game against the Chargers.
Frank Gore doesn't want to give up his workload
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (7/24/14) Recently there have been reports that 49ers running back Frank Gore would see his carries drop to around 200 to 220 over the course of the season. Gore's having none of that.
"I'm still here, so why not?" Gore said when asked if he wanted to continue getting a big amount of offensive work according to Comcast Sportsnet. "I'm from Miami. I've been competing ever since I left high school. I've been with top guys who've been in the league. I'm up for it. One day, they’re going to get this role. But I'm here, and I'm going to make it a challenge. ... I'm just going to try to be the Frank Gore I've always been."
The Niners drafted Carlos Hyde in the second round this offseason and still have Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore on the roster to help Gore, 31, shoulder the load.
Frank Gore's workload could drop to 200 carries
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/23/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore is still the guy the team will look to in the clutch, but his workload could drop to around 200 carries, reports ESPN.com. Gore, 31, carried 276 times last year and is entering his 10th season.
The website envisions Gore's workload falling thanks to the potential emergence of Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore and San Francisco's new receiving weapons.
Frank Gore's carries expected to take a hit
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/6/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore has averaged 272 carries the past three seasons. But ESPN.com guesses Gore, now 31, will see about 220 carries this year.
The website expects rookie Carlos Hyde and second-year back Marcus Lattimore to eat into Gore's workload. Kendall Hunter remains in the picture as the current No. 2 on the depth cart.
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At some point Frank Gore is going to slow down, but we keep waiting for that time to come. In the meantime, he continues to defy Father Time. Gore will be 31 this season, but he's coming off another year with at least 1,200 total yards and eight touchdowns, which he's done the past three years and six times in nine seasons. The 49ers, and Gore, know his career is coming to an end, and this could be the season someone else takes on a bigger role in the San Francisco backfield, especially with the addition of rookie Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore (knee) expected to be healthy. We know the 49ers are going to continue to manage Gore's workload -- he only had six games with 20-plus carries in 2013 -- but he still gets the job done with double digits in Fantasy points in 10 games. We're nervous about Gore this season, and he's at best a low-end No. 2 running back or more likely a flex option in the majority of leagues. He should be drafted in Round 4 at the earliest but most likely Round 5, with Hyde as the likely handcuff. Hopefully Gore has one more season of quality production left.