Oh no, you guys ... we all have reason to be afraid. Frank Gore is just about to turn 30 and when that happens, he's likely to collapse into a big ol' pile of useless running back. That's just how it goes in the NFL, right? Nah, I don't think so, and even if Gore being exceedingly productive in 2013 isn't the most surefire thing to hang your hat on, at least Gore fits the bill for a player keen on proving folks wrong.
Personally, I expect Gore to get another 1,000-yard season next year, and I expect him to do well the year after that, as well. I'm not sure how much tread is left on the tires from a longevity standpoint but I don't think Gore will ever truly hit that wall. I just think that one day, he'll be done playing football and that's that.
Until that time comes, he's among my favorite current 49ers. Let's get on to your links.
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