The 49ers got a much-needed win last but it was as costly as any win could be considering they lost Frank Gore, the work horse of their offense. This could certainly lead to some interesting offensive changes but it remains to be seen how the 49ers will respond in the wake of their biggest offensive weapon to date.
After the jump I've embedded the CSN Bay Area streaming video of Mike Singletary's regular day after press conference. It starts at 11:45 and we'll likely have a transcript of it later this afternoon if you miss it. There are some important questions to answer related to the injury issues. Gore is out, David Baas suffered a concussion, and Dominique Zeigler might have a serious knee injury. I'd imagine Coach Singletary will touch on all three injuries.
In conjunction with the Gore questions, there will most likely also be some questions about the offensive game plan moving forward without Gore. Brian Westbrook got the bulk of the carries but Anthony Dixon nearly tripled his previous high in carries and his 54 yards rushing was also a career high. I'd imagine Westbrook will be the main guy going forward, but I'd imagine Dixon will get plenty of carries.
It sucks to lose Gore, but there hopefully there is a bit of a silver lining in getting to see what Dixon can do in some kind of more prominent role. I'd never want to lose Gore for the season, but it's better for it to happen with a 4-7 team than with a 7-4 team.
Mike Singletary Press Conference