Frank Gore on 49ers offense: ‘We’ve just got to make our minds up, do what we feel we’re good at’
Nov/02/14 09:46 PM Filed in: Frank Gore
An hour after the 49ers’ 13-10 upset loss to the Rams, Frank Gore still had not moved from the seat in front of his locker. He stood up briefly to address the media, clearly despondent but certainly willing to express his thoughts on the offense’s jumbled state.
“We’ve just got to make our minds up, do what we feel we’re good at and go do it,” Gore said.
Without further prompting, Gore spoke in defense of offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who’s play calls were the subject of scrutiny after the 49ers failed to score from the doorstep of the Rams’ end zone.
“I still think we have a good coordinator (in Greg Roman). I still believe in our coordinator,” Gore said. “He’s been successful since he’s been here.
“We’ve just, as players, have got to look ourselves in the mirror. When he makes a call, we’ve got to do it. I wouldn’t put it on him. It’s also us. I feel he put us in good situations.
“We’re just too up and down.”
Gore was so down in the dumps that defensive line coach Jim Tomsula sat down next to him after the interview and offered his counsel.
Gore finished with 14 carries for 49 yards. Carlos Hyde had only two carries, for 17 yards.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had five carries for 14 yards, including the fateful final one in which officials ruled he lost a fumble as he tried sneaking over center Marcus Martin and across the goal line with two seconds remaining.