The early word out of San Francisco is that Frank Gore might get 50 fewer carries this year. He had 276 last year.
The niners have been preparing for the wheels to come off the Frank Gore cart for three seasons now. They have an elite core of back-up runners headed by Kendall Hunter, trickling down to draftee Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore, and LaMichael James. It's too early to tell what the distribution will look like, but 2013 was Gore's least efficient performance as a runner. This is a situation to monitor. ANALYST: