6 Offseason Moments Where You Were Forced To Admit The 49ers Are RebuildingWhen 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.