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Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:29 pm
F. Gore is frustrated with his lack of new contract (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While we detail the comings and goings of Chris Johnson -- first he’s in Florida, then he’s in Nashville, then he’s in Florida with no new deal -- a running back who desperately wants a new contract and is nearly as important to his team is actually in 49ers camp. He’s just not very happy. And he’s apparently not very pleasant to be around right now.

One team source told CSN Bay Area that Frank Gore is frustrated and has snapped at some of the team’s assistant coaches as he continues to wait a new contract offer.

Gore is scheduled to make $5 million this season, but after that, he’s a free agent and he wants to get paid. He accumulated four-straight years of 1,000-yard seasons from 2006-09 before missing five games due to a fractured hip last year. Plus, he’s 28 years old, meaning he doesn’t have much time left in his prime as a running back.

Although Gore originally threatened to hold out from training camp -- just like like somebody else we know in Tennessee who actually did it -- he’s been working out and playing in the preseason games.

That’s also a sore point with Gore, because he feels like he’s playing more in the preseason than in years past, and since it’s a contract year, he’s claiming the 49ers are putting him at greater risk for injury. The flip side to that, though, is San Francisco could want to see how his hip is responding to game action.

Gore also has the same problem as Johnson because even if he wants a trade from San Francisco, it’s unlikely to happen, because the cost to another team would be too great. Even if he was traded, his new squad would have to come up with a lucrative new deal. At this point, that’s probably impossible.

Gore's Inconvenient Truth
So, the two sides will continue to meet.*

*Which doesn’t impress’s Pete Prisco. Wrote Prisco on Twitter today: “So Frank Gore will meet with 49ers? Hey, Frank. They ain't paying you. … Gore and Johnson should have a meeting and repeat after me: We are just running backs.”

"The best thing we can say is we're doing everything we can to make Frank a 49er for life and whether that gets accomplished in the near future or not remains to be seen," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said this week.

Well, that doesn’t tell us much, does it? How about it, Frank? What if you don’t get that extension?

“I'd be upset, but I'm still a football player," Gore said. "I want to be here for my whole career. That's up to upstairs, the team. If they want me here, I want to be here. I'm just going to come out every day and practice hard."

And hopefully control his temper with the coaches.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:10 pm

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Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:42 pm

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

No CJ is cryin about the eight hundred  thousasnd- 1 million, get  it right, Tennesee has yet to spit out any numbers cause they are way too far apart.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:22 pm

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

You idiots bashing Gore amuse me! He has averaged 1500 yards from scrimmage for his career, 50+ receptions, and 7+ touchdowns! He has only missed 10 games as a running back, which is one of the most demanding positions in football! Do you people just talk to hear yourself speak? And you propose what you would do with 5 million dollars? Funny proposition, since you obviously do not have 5 million dollars. Have that ability and then talk smack!

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 12:17 pm

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

Memo to all rb's out there...You want a contract extension and/or make more money throughout your career, learn a different position.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 8:30 am

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

Apparently the 49er fans don't want Gore judging from the comments here.  I can see this from the front office of the 49ers perspective.  We are not a good team right now.  He is in the last year of his contract, and they are not sure he is worth the kind of contract he is seeking.  Why not let him hit the open market to find out what he is really worth? 

Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:50 am

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

Gore has never been that good.  He's not an elite back and has never been one.  He can be explosive at times, but he's not a clutch player and is certainly not a leader.  If he wants more money he'd better put up 1700+ yards from scrimmage this year.

Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 4:56 pm

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

This fan is frustrated.  Tired of hearing about all the players that don't like thier contract. They signed the contract play out the contract. Then they can go where the hell they want. Chris Johnson is crying the blues about 10 mil. a year come on enough is enough.

Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:45 pm

Gore frustrated, snapping at coaches

Maybe it's time for a change.

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