The San Francisco 49ers offense was one of the best in football in the four years that Greg Roman was their offensive coordinator. The unit did take a step back last year with speculation of disagreements between the head coach and the front office being a major detriment to the performance of the team. 49ers GM Trent Baalke was asked specifically about Bills new offensive coordinator Greg Roman and his future in the league now that he’s moved on from the 49ers.
“I think Greg is one heck-of-a football coach and for whatever reason last year it just didn’t work,” said Baalke. “As you look at why, we had injuries. There were other things that were going on and there were a lot of different battles being played out in different ways. But, I take nothing away from the coaches. They worked their tail end off. They
were in there early. They stayed late. They did everything that was asked of them and so did the players. But, sometimes it just doesn’t work.”
Baalke was also asked about veteran RB Frank Gore, who at 31 ran for over 1,100 yards last season, but is set to become a free agent.
“Frank… everyone asks that question all the time. I think I’ve been asked that question for five straight years now,” said Baalke. “Frank’s just the Energizer battery, he just keeps on ticking. The last two games of the season, I think you saw what Frank still has left in the tank. A very good football player. One of the most passionate, if not the most passionate football player I’ve ever been around. So, I still think he’s got it in him. I know that he still believes it. I talked to him the other day on the phone and we’re going to do what we can to get him back as a 49er.”
Whether Gore would be of any interest to the Bills would have to wait until the free agent market opens March 10th. With a 34-year old Fred Jackson already on the roster, it’s the general consensus that Buffalo would like to get younger at the position. Gore is one of the oldest free agent backs set to hit the market.
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