My thoughts on the #Bills signing Frank Gore:
It’s $2 million for one season, that’s not a big price tag. There’s a lot of cap space here in Buffalo. I can name at least 10 signings that per dollar were much worse over the last week.
He brings a veteran presence to the locker room that will help the younger players.
Gore can pass protect for a quarterback who was sacked 28 times in 12 games.
Gore’s been durable to say the least though I realize he can break down at any point. He’s not going to be asked for more than 200 touches especially with his buddy LeSean McCoy in the backfield, who he’s good friends with.
Shockingly, when given less than 200 carries for the first time in his career, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry last year. That was the same stat as Alvin Kamara, Kareem Hunt, Dalvin Cook and Lamar Miller. That was better than James Conner and Sony Michel.
My point is this – why was this such a laughable signing on Twitter? Because it came out early in the day? Everyone keeps discounting Gore and the drop-off for running backs is pretty steep. But the Bills improved their offensive line signing Mitch Morse (who is 26). That makes some sense too considering Matt Paradis (who is 29) is coming off a significant injury. The Bills likely aren’t done bolstering the offensive line (ahem, draft) either which will only help Gore.