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Frank Gore never lost hope.
Not through all the injuries, all the losing early in his career.
That perseverance finally paid off this season for the San Francisco running back.
The 29-year-old Gore helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995, a triumph that is especially sweet given all he's been through. He tore up both knees in college. He underwent major surgery on both shoulders after he got to the pros. He lost part of another season to a hip injury.
Not to mention, Gore didn't experience winning in the NFL until his seventh year.
''It was tough, real tough,'' he said Monday. ''It was tough coming to work, especially for me coming from a winning program (Miami) in college. I was never used to losing. I used to take it hard.''
One of his teammates, fullback Bruce Miller, has noticed the determination in Gore's eyes as the team prepares to face the Baltimore Ravens in the title game Sunday.
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The San Francisco 49ers' former starting quarterback Alex Smith is expected to seek his release before free agency, according to Pro Football Talk.
Smith, who lost the starting job to Colin Kaepernick in Week 10, would prefer to be released so he can garner the full benefits of free agency, the report says.
The 49ers aren't likely to release Smith because of his value in...
Technically, the San Francisco 49ers are the home team in Super Bowl XLVII, and as grand arrivals go, their landing in New Orleans on an unseasonably warm Sunday evening was rather calm and unassuming. Players casually walked off the team plane dressed in casual attire, minus handheld video recorders recording the moment. Nobody waved to the crowd. They offered no real hint of the...
Randy Moss finally got his fourth second chance, and he plans to make the most of it.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Moss plans to play at least another year after the 49ers and Ravens face each other in the Super Bowl this Sunday.
The 49ers signed Moss this season after the veteran wide receiver spent more than a year out of the game. He had failed to draw interest...
Randy Moss was asked about his future as well as his current role with the 49ers during media day on Tuesday.
Moss seemed to suggest that he doesn’t want to be back with the 49ers next season.
“I don’t like my role,” said Moss of his role with the 49ers, per Tom Curran. “I really don’t.”
In regards to being back in San Francisco next season, Moss simply responded with ”next...
Randy Moss used to be a star. Now, he's just an afterthought with the San Francisco 49ers.
It's a role he's still struggling to accept.
Moss spent much of his career as one of the NFL's top receivers. During Super Bowl media day on Tuesday, he called himself ''the greatest receiver ever to do it.'' That's a claim sure to be debated in NFL circles...
The latest reports to come out during Superbowl week is that Randy Moss would like to play one more year and the 49ers would love to have Randy Moss back.
Jim Harbaugh is already on record stating that the 49ers would love to bring back Randy Moss next year and a report from Pro Football Talk eludes to the fact that Randy wants to play one more year.
Adam Schefter mentions this on...
A lot of people use disappointment, heartache, and someone not wanting them as fuel to spark success in their life. San Francisco 49ers All Pro linebacker Patrick Willis wasn’t always the dominating middle linebacker you see today.
Willis is from Bruceton, Tennessee, and as you can guess He wanted so bad to be a Vol. To disappointment and obviously something that pushed him...
Aldon Smith was among several players preparing for the Super Bowl who doesn't see anything wrong with their kids playing football.
Responding to President Obama's comments questioning the safety of the game, the 49ers' All-Pro linebacker and a few teammates said they'd allow their sons to follow them into the sport.
''It's not like we signed up and...
Rapid Eye Media writers and staff give you their predictions on Super Bowl xlvi between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens dominate the women picks while most of the guys are picking the Niners. Will Joe Flacco be the worst quarterback to win a Super Bowl since fellow Raven Trent Dilfer? [...]
Withe the regular season in the books and only one game left to play, I figured this would be a good time to discuss the major awards for the 2012 season and who should win them, as well as who will. I’m a defense guy, so I think I’ll kick off this series with the defensive player of the year. First, the candidates.
Aldon Smith, OLB, San Francisco 49ers
After a stellar season...