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The Ringer: The Legendary Workout Stories of Frank Gore, Football’s Indestructible Force

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In a league filled with football obsessives, Gore is one of the most notably obsessed. “Last night I was standing near him,” Bills coach Sean McDermott told me at training camp. “And I could hear him going over play calls to himself, just spitting the play calls out. Some guys are three feet away BS-ing, and there’s a possible Hall of Famer spending every minute of his waking day breathing in football.” 

“There’s a saying, in scripture, about being lukewarm. Frank Gore is not lukewarm,” McDermott said. 

The amazing thing about Gore is that for all of his heroics in games, the legendary stories that circulate about him mostly come from practice fields.

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So reading McDermott's quote, i looked up "lukewarm" and "scripture", this is what i found, not exactly highly inspirational

 

Revelation 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

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5 minutes ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

So reading McDermott's quote, i looked up "lukewarm" and "scripture", this is what i found, not exactly highly inspirational

 

Revelation 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

 

That's what she said.

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I'm telling you, Gore is going to be vastly important this season.

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16 minutes ago, Seasons1992 said:

I'm telling you, Gore is going to be vastly important this season.

The combination of Shady and Frank as the vets around Singletary is almost ideal as it gets. Shady has similar playing style and Frank is the example you want every young RB to follow 

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50 minutes ago, BuffaloBillies said:

 

That's what she said.

 

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2 hours ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

So reading McDermott's quote, i looked up "lukewarm" and "scripture", this is what i found, not exactly highly inspirational

 

Revelation 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Being lukewarm in Christianity is a negative.

 

McDermott was using it as a positive to say that Frank isn't lukewarm and is 100% dedicated

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2 hours ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

So reading McDermott's quote, i looked up "lukewarm" and "scripture", this is what i found, not exactly highly inspirational

 

Revelation 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

must of been something in the coffee

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10 hours ago, Buffalo716 said:

Being lukewarm in Christianity is a negative.

 

McDermott was using it as a positive to say that Frank isn't lukewarm and is 100% dedicated

Lukewarm in football would not be a good thing in McDermott's eyes, as lukewarm in Christianity is not a good thing in God's eyes.  Frank Gore lives and breathes football.

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1 minute ago, TigerJ said:

Lukewarm in football would not be a good thing in McDermott's eyes, as lukewarm in Christianity is not a good thing in God's eyes.  Frank Gore lives and breathes football.

I agree

 

I don't think I said Gore was lukewarm in football either

 

The opposite actually

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16 hours ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

So reading McDermott's quote, i looked up "lukewarm" and "scripture", this is what i found, not exactly highly inspirational

 

Revelation 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

 

Neither is the lukewarm

 

 

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9 hours ago, TigerJ said:

Lukewarm in football would not be a good thing in McDermott's eyes, as lukewarm in Christianity is not a good thing in God's eyes.  Frank Gore lives and breathes football.

We are in agreement.  I just found it a bit confusing the way you said it.

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The Gore stuff is so crazy.  He never could stay healthy and now he never gets hurt.  Still not a HOFer. 😉

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Gore showed how much he loved training. “[After the 2011 NFL Players Assocation collective bargaining agreement], guys should have longer careers [because of reduced practices], but not all guys take it seriously. I really think Frank wants to finish no. 1 in rushing all time if he could.” Gore has 14,748 career rushing yards, 3,607 behind leader Emmitt Smith.

 

  Games Rushing Receiving Total Yds      
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rush Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch% Y/Tgt Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD Fmb AV
Career       210 196 3382 14748 77 80 4.4 70.2 16.1 662 455 3796 8.3 18 55 2.2 18.1 68.7%   3837 4.8 18544 95 46 125
10 yrs SFO     148 134 2442 11073 64 80 4.5 74.8 16.5 503 342 2883 8.4 11 55 2.3 19.5 68.0%   2784 5.0 13956 75 36 95
3 yrs IND     48 48 784 2953 13 37 3.8 61.5 16.3 143 101 789 7.8 6 49 2.1 16.4 70.6%   885 4.2 3742 19 9 25
1 yr MIA     14 14 156 722 0 39 4.6 51.6 11.1 16 12 124 10.3 1 24 0.9 8.9 75.0%   168 5.0 846 1 1 5
2005 22 SFO rb 21 14 1 127 608 3 72 4.8 43.4 9.1 22 15 131 8.7 0 47 1.1 9.4 68.2% 6.0 142 5.2 739 3 2 4
2006* 23 SFO RB 21 16 16 312 1695 8 72 5.4 105.9 19.5 86 61 485 8.0 1 39 3.8 30.3 70.9% 5.6 373 5.8 2180 9 6 16
2007 24 SFO RB 21 15 15 260 1102 5 43 4.2 73.5 17.3 69 53 436 8.2 1 23 3.5 29.1 76.8% 6.3 313 4.9 1538 6 4 9
2008 25 SFO RB 21 14 14 240 1036 6 41 4.3 74.0 17.1 66 43 373 8.7 2 26 3.1 26.6 65.2% 5.7 283 5.0 1409 8 6 10
2009* 26 SFO RB 21 14 14 229 1120 10 80 4.9 80.0 16.4 75 52 406 7.8 3 48 3.7 29.0 69.3% 5.4 281 5.4 1526 13 4 12
2010 27 SFO RB 21 11 11 203 853 3 64 4.2 77.5 18.5 72 46 452 9.8 2 41 4.2 41.1 63.9% 6.3 249 5.2 1305 5 4 8
2011* 28 SFO RB 21 16 15 282 1211 8 55 4.3 75.7 17.6 31 17 114 6.7 0 13 1.1 7.1 54.8% 3.7 299 4.4 1325 8 2 10
2012* 29 SFO RB 21 16 16 258 1214 8 37 4.7 75.9 16.1 36 28 234 8.4 1 26 1.8 14.6 77.8% 6.5 286 5.1 1448 9 3 10
2013* 30 SFO RB 21 16 16 276 1128 9 51 4.1 70.5 17.3 27 16 141 8.8 0 29 1.0 8.8 59.3% 5.2 292 4.3 1269 9 3 9
2014 31 SFO RB 21 16 16 255 1106 4 52 4.3 69.1 15.9 19 11 111 10.1 1 55 0.7 6.9 57.9% 5.8 266 4.6 1217 5 2 7
2015 32 IND RB 23 16 16 260 967 6 37 3.7 60.4 16.3 58 34 267 7.9 1 34 2.1 16.7 58.6% 4.6 294 4.2 1234 7 4 7
2016 33 IND RB 23 16 16 263 1025 4 22 3.9 64.1 16.4 47 38 277 7.3 4 49 2.4 17.3 80.9% 5.9 301 4.3 1302 8 2 10
2017 34 IND RB 23 16 16 261 961 3 21 3.7 60.1 16.3 38 29 245 8.4 1 26 1.8 15.3 76.3% 6.4 290 4.2 1206 4 3 8
2018 35 MIA RB 21 14 14 156 722 0 39 4.6 51.6 11.1 16 12 124 10.3 1 24 0.9 8.9 75.0% 7.8 168 5.0 846 1 1 5
 
That is going to be really really hard to surpass Emmitt Smith who used to fake injuries to give his offense a break.  Four years at his last full season rate.

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On 8/15/2019 at 11:40 AM, RoyBatty is alive said:

So reading McDermott's quote, i looked up "lukewarm" and "scripture", this is what i found, not exactly highly inspirational

 

Revelation 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

 

It sounds similar to the quote when deciding to be involved in a war vs staying neutral.

 

Basically it says always choose a side because if you win the war you get to share in the spoils, if you lose the war you will still have a great ally who appreciates that you rode it out with them but if you stay neutral both sides will hate and distrust you.

 

Can't remember the exact quote now and couldn't find it..

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