San Franicsco 49ers
When Frank Gore arrived the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season and there was no real reason for hope among the 49er faithful. Gore’s consistent performances provided that that hope on offense. A few years later the addition of Patrick Willis gave the defense a stout, punishing identity. The duo helped tick the win-loss record higher until Jim Harbaugh arrived to put all the pieces together. It’s clear now that any future success for the franchise will come without any of them.
Quarterback Peyton Manning says he’ll still use the word ‘Omaha’ while calling plays for the Denver Broncos this season.
The 49ers lost tight end Delanie Walker on his first day as a free agent when he signed with the Tennessee Titans.