Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/17/13
SAN FRANCISCO -- Based on his initial reaction when he first saw the 'Pistol' offense, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore's appreciation for the offense is surprising himself. "I didn't like it at first," Gore said. "But it's working for us, so if it gets us to the Super Bowl, I'm with it." After four years at the University of Miami and seven years in the NFL, Gore was accustomed to running out of pro-style sets. Tight ends, fullbacks, pulling guards. That was the norm. That's how football was meant to be played. The Pistol? Not so much. "I just felt like that's not real football," Gore said. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman had a markedly different first impression: "I loved the downhill element of it and the neutrality of it, with the back in the home position. I loved the concept, a couple different things about it and I just thought it was a great idea." Gore could have been skeptical when coach Jim Harbaugh and Roman installed the formation as one of the ...
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