Sam Francisco in San Francisco, the most loyal caller to PFT Live, hates him. But Sam is going to have to tolerate seeing his name in the 49ers record books well into the future.
Running back Frank Gore needs 22 yards to become the franchise’s all-time leading rusher. When that happens, he’ll eclipse the late Joe Perry, who retired in 1963 with 7,344 yards.
“Frank’s a stud,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman said, per the Associated Press. “We love Frank. He never changes. Every day he comes in, he’s all about football, all about the team. He likes it rough. He likes to run up in there and break tackles and run through tackles. He’s got great vision, quickness. He’s probably aware of [the record] in the back of his mind, but I think he is more focused on the real task, which is finding a way to beat the Rams.”
Gore definitely is aware of the record.
“That would be real big,” Gore said. “It would be a blessing to do it in front of our fans who have been here with us and behind us. We can get there and we can do it this Sunday, and I’ll celebrate a little if we do.”
It’s safe to say Sam Francisco won’t.