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More of Hunter is best for Gore and 49ers

More Hunter will give Gore rests to keep him fresh

The burden of carrying a struggling offense was too much for Frank Gore during the 49ers' first three games, when he was getting beat up and shut down by opposing defenses designed to stop him and instructed to key on his every move. Kendall Hunter changed all that last Sunday, and the 49ers need to use the flashy rookie in similar fashion henceforth for both Gore's good and the good of the team.

Gore's resurgent effort against the Eagles in Philadelphia saw the seventh-year veteran returning to top form and showing everybody that he still can be an elite running back that can make a difference. Gore had a season-high 127 yards rushing on just 15 carries, and he finished off the Niners' amazing comeback with both the winning touchdown and the vintage, run-out-the-clock grinding that...

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