I didn't realize that Gore is 76 yards away from surpassing Curtis Martin at #4 of all time. Such an impressive career.
Hal Habib wrote:
He’s finally wearing Dolphins colors and about to turn 35, which isn’t ancient by running back standards.http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost. ... coattails/
It’s unheard of.
But if you think this is some kind of yearlong farewell tour for Frank Gore, forget it.
“Some guys go to different teams and feel like when they get older, they just want to just ride the coattails of other guys,” said Gore, who ran for 961 for Indianapolis last year. “I don’t want to do that. I respect every man on this team. But I’m here to still play and help the young guys, but I want to show the fans in Miami that I can still be a top guy in this league.”
Gore doesn’t walk around boasting about it, but it’s a sense of pride that the only backs to have ever rushed for more yards than his 14,026 are named Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin.
“I don’t think about it, but when people ask me, it’s a blessing,” Gore said. “Thinking about where I came from, coming out of college with two ACLs and all the doubters saying I won’t be able to play two or three years, getting picked in the third round was a reach — I’m still going.”