It will be difficult for the 49ers to work another running back into the mix as long as Frank Gore is an option. That's because he is not only their best runner, he's also their best back in pass protection and catching passes out of the backfield. He caught nearly twice as many passes out of the backfield as any other 49ers running back, giving Smith a reliable safety-valve option on pass plays.
Frank Gore is a true stud running back....when healthy. Look for him to be the "bell cow" for the 49ers offense. Gore is currently ranked #5 on the 4for4 RB Cheat Sheet.