Frank Gore denies that he yelled at Jim Harbaugh
Sep/25/13 09:01 AM Filed in: Frank Gore
SANTA CLARA — Frank Gore disputed a report that he yelled at coach Jim Harbaugh late in the 49ers' loss Sunday and that he, along with his teammates, were all upset at the 27-7 outcome.
"I like Coach Harbaugh a lot. No issues," Gore said Tuesday. "No, I'm cool with Harbaugh. That's not me."
Gore had no carries after the second half's opening series, and he finished with a season-high 82 rushing yards. SFGate.com's Kevin Lynch tweeted after the game that Gore had "choice words" with Harbaugh on the sideline in the closing moments, and that sparked several reports of a feud that Gore says is non-existant.
"I just wanted to win, to get that nasty taste (of a previous loss) out of our mouth," Gore said.
Although Gore debuted on this week's injury report with a (left) knee ailment, he said he's "cool" and ready to go Thursday against the host St. Louis Rams.
Gore did not criticize his lack of carries in Sunday's second half, when the 49ers instead became more pass-oriented and thus used him on pass protection or short routes.
The 49ers racked up 34 points and 494 yards of offense in their opening win over the Green Bay Packers. But in two ensuing blowout losses to the Seahawks and Colts, they've totaled 10 points and 461 yards, combined.
"We've just got to get back to us, and being one," Gore said. "We'll be fine. We feel we can do whatever we want, like before."