Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC West [Print without images]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Cooler heads prevail with Frank Gore deal

By Mike Sando

Running back Frank Gore's new deal with the San Francisco 49ers sounds like a good one for the following reasons:
The 49ers held the leverage in this negotiation and, as always, the fine print matters a great deal in these contracts. We don't know the specifics of the deal, namely how much money Gore is likely to receive. If you're a 49ers fan, who cares? Gore's contract situation is no longer a contract situation. Time to focus solely on football.