Unhappy Frank Gore has snapped at assistant coaches
Drew Rosenhaus is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers beginning Monday in efforts to hammer out a contract extension for running back Frank Gore, who recently has “snapped” at assistant coaches as the pressure of the situation wears on him.
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that it’s out of character for Gore, who staged a brief holdout at the start of training camp. The running back wants a big deal along the lines of the $43 million, five-year deal DeAngelo Williams received from the Carolina Panthers last month, a contract with $21 million guaranteed. Williams, however was an unrestricted free agent, and Gore is under contract so there is an element of comparing apples to oranges.
Per the report, Gore is unhappy he is being used as much as he is in preseason. Entering his seventh season, he should become the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher provided he remains healthy in 2011. He trails Joe “The Jet” Perry by 930 yards.
Gore’s considered the possibility he doesn’t get the extension he wants.
"I'd be upset, but I'm still a football player," Gore said. "I want to be here for my whole career. That's up to upstairs, the team. If they want me here, I want to be here. I'm just going to come out every day and practice hard."
From the sounds of things, he’s already upset by the situation.
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