San Francisco 49ers’ running back Frank Gore may have a hard time getting to 11,000 rush yards this season due to the team abandoning the run-heavy approach for five-receiver sets when they’re feeling the pressure.
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick never looked better as he passed for a career-high completion percentage of 78.4 in yesterday’s loss in Arizona. Unfortunately, Gore had his lowest number of carries in two years with just six touches and 10 yards.
A disappointed Gore had this say to reporters (h/t NFL.com).
I can’t talk right now. I’m sorry. I can’t talk.
Gore’s carries have taken a drop. After receiving 16 in Dallas, he had 13 against the Bears and then six in Arizona. As Gore waited on the sideline, the 49ers went scoreless for the third time in the fourth quarter this season. He carried the ball just once in the second half, as San Francisco dropped its second consecutive game.
Unfortunately, Gore isn’t the only person upset with the 49ers’ offensive plans, as fantasy owners received only one point from his limited playing time on Sunday.
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