The 49ers are in turn counting on Glen Coffee to keep the offense, yes, percolating along while Gore recovers from his ankle and foot Coffee played most of the game Sunday in Minnesota and finished with 25 carries for 54 yards, with long efforts of 12 and 13 yards.
"We're not going to alter it one bit," coach Mike Singletary said of his Gore-less offense. "Obviously, you're missing one of the best backs in the league. We're fortunate to have Glen Coffee and I think he'll do a good job. Our offensive line will be the ones who have to take up the slack. We have every bit of confidence in Coffee to go out and do a very good job and be efficient."