Where in the World Was Glen Coffee for San Fracisco 49ers?

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Published: September 19, 2009

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... back Glen Coffee would spell veteran Frank Gore often when they met the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.

While you're at it, count me amongst the folks who were definitely shocked Coffee got a grand total of ONE carry.

With multiple analysts spending the week leading up to the Arizona game asking not "if" but "how many" carries Gore would lose to Coffee, it makes you wonder what was going on.

It's not as if Gore was a monster moving the chains. Twenty-two carries for just 30 yards doesn't leave you with much more than a cringe when you look at the statline. The two touchdowns were very good but in terms of moving the ball, Gore just couldn't.

It certainly wasn't Gore's fault. The offensive line played badly and I counted easily half a dozen or more times where he was met—and hit by—Cardinal defensive players in the backfield.

In fact, his touchdown on the ground highlighted what he can do when he gets some blocks, i...

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