NFL Live's Runningback U: Lamar Miller is training with Frank Gore

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  1. TealAttack13

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    Today Lamar Miller and Frank Gore went on ESPN's NFL Live (will insert the video if it gets posted). Apparently they have been training together this off season. Both of them had gone to the University of Miami, so it seems like Gore has taken Miller under his wing.

    Some of the highlights of the segment:

    Frank Gore:

    -Didn't want to bother Miller his rookie year, but decided to approach him in his second year, especially after finding out the Dolphins weren't bringing Reggie back.
    -He wanted to help him become successful in the league.
    -Says his advise to Lamar is to be the smartest guy on the field and that he must protect his quarterback.

    Lamar Miller:

    -They have been training together since February, and Gore has been a great mentor.
    -He believes the advise and work that they have done will bring him to the next level.
    -He believes the new offense can open the running game, help the passing game, and make them a dominant group.
    -Thinks Tannehill will have a better season, seems comfortable with the offense.

    I love the fact that he and Gore have been working together. Gore has been productive over his career and seems like a good mentor. He's a good guy to learn from, and hopefully Lamar can take his advise and get to the next level. If he had a Frank Gore on our roster, we would be a dominant team. Hopefully we see it happen.
     
  2. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Have you seen junior's grades ? Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Gore had to overcome a major injury as well and should be an excellent role model for Miller.
     
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    Gores Carrier #s
    Att Yards TDs
    1,911 8,839 51 4.6 avg

    Not a bad teacher to have..
     
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    Good call!
     
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    I like everything this offseason. The player pickups the good things we keep hearing about players working hard being hungry. I've been excited before but this just has a different feeling to it.. Can't wait!!!!
     
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    Loving point 3. i.e. you have to be the smartest guy on the field and protect your quarterback.

    I'm hoping that the maturity that Gore brings and the fact that he continues to work hard even after the success he's had, rubs off on Miller.

    Perhaps this all feeds into why Miller appears to be the the coaches preferred no 1 back so far through OTA's and Mini Camp. Can only bode well for Millers progression.
     
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    I love it. Miller is gonna be great this year. I also love that we have a rookie RB that looks very promising, who works real hard and has always wanted to play for the Fins. We may have TWO great running backs on our hands. Thats one of those good problems.
     
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    :lol: @ Gore saying "be the smartest guy on the field"

    :shortbus:
     
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    i don't know very much about him, but i have heard that he isn't the most intelligent person in the world. I vaguely remember hearing about a learning disability with gore? i appreciate the joke as much as anyone, but the man has overcome serious adversity (how many knee injuries0 to become a damn good running back. I have never heard any negative press in regards to him, though i certainly could be missing something...but i would say he has done pretty well for himself, so its hard for me to justify the knock on him. not knocking you bump, just felt like throwing this out there, dunno maybe i'm on the rag or something.

    edited to add i am thrilled he appears to be mentoring miller!
     
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    Thank you Sean for posting.:up:
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Gore isn't a hard worker. HE IS.

    He's just not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
     
  13. fishfanmiami

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    If Miller has a good year our play action with Wallace going long should be deadly.

    Go ahead and stick another safety in the box to stop Miller. We dare ya :up:
     
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    If Gore is the smartest guy on the field, anything is possible in life
     
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    Gore is the smartest guy on the field if the comparison is Miller.

    Still, this is a positive story. I'm more upbeat about Miller's chances than I was at the end of last season.

    Running the ball 27 or 28+ times per game as a team would do more for Miller than any of Gore's tutelage.
     
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    You are welcome!
     
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    Guy has a learning disability. Lay off.
     
  18. So Be

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    Cane helping Cane to get better is a VG thing. Gore has proven to be a VG RB in the NFL. Miller working out and learning from him is a VG thing, and shows his desire to improve for the betterment our our team.

    But, let's forget about that, and talk about each players IQ. That's where we need to go as fans. Forget about Gore ripping through NFL D's, and Miller wanting to learn how he did it. That don't matter. All we should want to know is how smart they are.

    Is this as mindless as I believe it to be? :)
     
  19. So Be

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    Agreed but, he does just fine with X's and O's on the football field, which is all that "should" matter to fans.
     
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    I understand but it was difficult to watch. I have to wonder how they got into college...I'm not making fun or trying to belittle...just makes me wonder.
     
  21. So Be

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    Do you have any idea of how many learning impaired people, not athletes, go through college and do very well?

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
     
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    Gore has a learning disability...what's the excuse for WVU grads?
     
  23. So Be

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    Low blow, and a cheap shot for no reason. :(
     
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    There's a big difference between football smart and book smart [oh and I'm just waiting for the response saying.. what if it's a football book... any hew]

    It's about knowing what do to on the field and he touched on one thing... protect your quarterback.

    The sentiment is the important thing here.

    I've dealt with players who had learning difficulties who I could trust completely when I put them on the field, and conversely I've worked with some players who held PhD's or Masters degrees who were dumb as **** on the field.

    We have a saying here... two bob head - million dollar body.
    Translation: two bob = 10 cents [not exactly as 'bob' is an 'old money' reference - just trying to simplify for translation purposes]
     
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    What's important about Gore as well is despite his learning disability, he can read the Xs and Os and knows how to build a strategy. Lets not forget, he has kept his nose clean as well. Very important.
     
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    where were you guys able to watch it?
     
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    Two Canes doin work. I like it!
     
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    I caught it live. Has ESPN posted it online yet? I haven't been able to check.
     
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    can lamar miller do something before we crown him best ever?

    Gore is a pro bowl level player but lets be honest, the 49ers o line is ridiculous and the 49ers have multiple back field weapons.
     
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    No one has crowned him anything. All that's being said is that we expect big things and he has a good mentor.
     
  31. So Be

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    I'm guessing that working out with a Pro Bowl RB is a good thing. No one is crowning him anything, If you, or anyone else has a problem in reading and/or understanding the posts. I would be happy to help you.
     
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    I'm not a UM fan by any means, but I've always been a HUGE Frank Gore fan. Talk about maximizing your talents and overcoming adversity. Also, his running instincts are top-notch. I don't know how much of that can be shared, but I still take this as great news.

    Thanks, OP, for posting.
     
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    Just don't start telling us we don't know what we are watching...or we're just average fans!
     
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    Miller posted a short clip on his instagram account last night as well of him and Gore doing sprints with there trainer.
     
  35. So Be

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    I believe I was telling you, not us. In that regard, I would say that you do not know what you are watching witch matters a damn, and to call you an average fan is a little much. JMO
     
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    Got it...
     
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    Gore's success is nothing new. He had great seasons before the San Fran O-line developed into anything noteworthy.
     
  38. So Be

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    All is good BH, it's just that time of year when everyone gets a little testy, myself included.

    July 20, camp starts, and we have something to talk about. CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Gore went to San Fran the same year they got Alex Smith and at that time their OL was nothing special.

    I always admired him having overcome a devastating injury that could have ended his playing career. This caused his stock to fall just as Millers shoulder injury cost him a possible 1st or 2nd round opportunity.
    Through three coaching changes and some below average teams he has always been the dependable guy in San Fran. You might even say he carried the team for many for those crappy years.
    if Miller can become even close to that guy both in ability and character we have ourselves a winner.

    Bump was right in that neither of these two will probably have a job in public speaking after football.
    Not dumb just not very articulate. Who cares ?
     
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    I here ya.

    What's great about forums like this is...you can see many differences in opinion both culturally and age differences.

    And then...there's the football side.

    Have a great 4th.
     

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