Gore says Niners also in New Orleans for “business trip”

January 30, 2013 | WNST Staff

 

RUNNING BACK FRANK GORE

 

(on getting back on the field) “I’m ready to get back to practice and get ready for Sunday.”

 

(on getting being in New Orleans for the week) “You’ve got to know what you are down here for. It’s a business trip and you know what the most important thing is, and that is winning the football game.”

 

(on his first play with the ball) “I hope I can break it, that would be good, but everybody likes to get hit to get the butterflies out and to get going.”

 

(on if an NFL locker room would be tolerant of a teammate being openly gay) “I don’t know. It would be tough. If you are gay, you are gay, I don’t have a problem with it. If that’s what (you) want to do, I’m fine with it. That’s their business and you shouldn’t be in another man’s business.”

 

(on dealing with the media and how distracting it is) “There’s a time for everything. There’s media time, but you always think about the game no matter what so I’m fine with it and enjoying it. You know what you are here for, to win a football game. You have to have focus if you want to win.”

 

(on the secret to playing well in big games) “Just be yourself, whatever got you there, do the same. Do whatever it takes to win, blocking, running, catching.”

 

(on being a quiet guy). “I’ve always been quiet. I like to just chill and watch and let everybody else do the talking and not waste time.”

 

(on the watches he got for the offensive linemen) “(They were) about $4,000 apiece. I got them for the five linemen, I got one for Delanie (Walker) and Bruce (Miller).”

 

(on his anticipation for Sunday) “It’s a big game. I’ve dreamed about playing in this game a long time, I’m excited and ready.”

 

(on this team’s locker room personality) “They are one of the best. We have great guys in the locker room we all respect each other and no one looks at each other any differently. That’s one of the reasons why we are here today, we have no one selfish. Whoever’s week it is, we let them have that week and do whatever it takes to get the win.”

 

(on the young players on the team) “It’s great, seeing (running back) LaMichael (James) come in and seeing him change. When he first got in he was not playing that much and now he is helping us get wins. It feels good to see those guys out there making plays.”

 

(on getting kids active and healthy) “What I want to tell all of the kids is that when I was young I used to go outside, run around and play basketball, play football and it helped me a lot with my skills and getting to the level I’m at now. I want to tell the youngsters out there, you can do the same.”

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