Memo to Frank Gore Owners...

Justin HulseyCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 14: Running back Glen Coffee #29 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball against the Denver Broncos during a preseason game on August 14, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


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The preseason rushing yards leader is an absolute must for all Frank Gore owners.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Gore leading up to my draft and tried to steer clear of him. I thought most had him a little too far up their draft boards, and a lot of that has to do with Mr. Coffee.

Coach Mike Singletary said he “was looking for another option at running back” leading up to the NFL Draft. In the third round, he got what he wanted.

The Alabama product put on a show Saturday night in the first half of the San Francisco-Oakland game. Coffee ran for 129 yards—an 8.1 average—in only 16 attempts. He has 196 yards total in the preseason, but no touchdowns, in 30 attempts.

49er coaches and front office members have made it VERY clear that they plan on using Coffee immediately. Singletary told San Francisco reporters that he wanted Coffee to get “around 15 attempts per game,” which would be an easy 40 percent of the workload.

If the team truly plans on making it a “time-share” deal, all Gore members NEED to pick up Coffee. Even without Gore, Coffee would not be a terrible acquisition.

Until next time, take it easy.

- Jay -