Nov/22/13 10:15 AM Filed in: Frank Gore
This week, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been criticized by the media and his teammate, wide receiver Santana Moss, for pointing fingers and not accepting responsibility for his role in last week’s 24-16 loss to the Eagles.
Meanwhile, here in Santa Clara, running back Frank Gore is apparently the anti-RG III, whom the 49ers will face on Monday night.
In the locker room today, Gore repeatedly referenced his dropped fourth-quarter pass in last week’s 23-20 loss to the Saints when queried about the 49ers’ recent offensive struggles. With the 49ers leading 20-17 with seven minutes left, a wide-open Gore dropped a potential big-gainer on 2nd-and-9 from San Francisco’s 21-yard line.
On Sunday, Gore said: “I have to make that play. I’m a better player than that. If I had made that play, we would have won the game.”
And he was just getting warmed up.
Today, Gore referenced his drop, without prompting, on three occasions in the course of a six-minute interview:
“A play here, a play there. Even the play where I dropped the ball, we could have won the game.”
“When the plays are there, we’ve got to make them. I point at myself with the pass. I should have made that catch. We wouldn’t be talking about this right now.”
“Like I said, if I would have caught the ball, we wouldn’t be talking about this right now.”
Gore may have botched a potential huge play Sunday.
In the aftermath, however, he hasn’t dropped the ball.