Frank Gore explains postgame mood
Sep/24/14 10:27 PM Filed in: Frank Gore
After he fielded a series of questions about his mood after Sunday’s loss at Arizona, Frank Gore walked away from the media scrum with a faux snarl.
“I’m mad. I’m mad,” the 49ers running back said before breaking into a smile.
Three days after Gore, visibly upset, had to cut an interview short after he had a puny role in a 23-14 defeat, he said his frustration stemmed from the loss, not his lack of usage. Gore had 10 yards on six carries, no receptions and played 32 of 64 offensive snaps. His six carries matched his lowest total in a game he’s finished since he became a starter in 2006.
“For me, I just feel that whatever works, I’m with it,” Gore said. “If it’s passing, it’s passing. You pass the ball. If it’s running, you run. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win. If we’ve got to go out there and do spread again, I’m with it. That’s what I’m type of player I am. I just want to win.”
And the fact that the 49ers lost, Gore said, explained his postgame mood.
“I was frustrated,” he said. “If we would have won, I’m happy.”
Gore was happy to break this news: right tackle Anthony Davis will return for Sunday’s game against the visiting Eagles after he missed the first three weeks with a hamstring injury. Davis has been replaced by Jonathan Martin in the starting lineup.
“I think he’s been doing a pretty good job,” Gore said of Martin. “It’s NFL ball: You win some, you lose some. I think it’s good he got an opportunity to play. Now we’ve got (Davis) back … Now we know that if something happens up front again, we know (Martin) can step in.”