What has allowed Gore to play in the NFL so long? Dan Leberfeld

New Jets running back Frank Gore was introduced to the New York media today on a Zoom teleconference. Here are some excerpts:

Darryl Slater – Newark Star-Ledger: Frank, you’ve obviously been at this a long time. What is secret to your longevity, and how much do you think you have left in the tank?

Frank Gore – Jets running back: I have to say the Man up above first. I’ve been blessed. Also, the love of the game. All the things I said about Le’Veon, the way he prepares himself for the season, I also do the same thing.

How many (years) I have left? I take it one day at a time. One year at a time.

Rich Cimini – ESPN: Frank, ever since your rookie year, you led the team you were on in rushing attempts every year, so how do you feel about the prospect of being the #2 to Le’Veon (Bell)?

Gore: I’m cool. I’m happy to even be playing this game at my age. I’m happy this organization gave me an opportunity. But I’m just going to come in, and work, and help the young guys, and whenever I get my number called, just go out there and try to make a play for our team to be successful. I’m very happy.

Cimini: Frank, when you spoke to Adam (Gase), to spell out specifically what your role will be?

Gore: Nah. He just told me to be me. Come in and be the guy I’ve always been. Coming to work, trying to be the first guy in the building, and the last guy off the field. Go out to practice like it’s my last. If young guys see me going hard every day, that will help our team get better. I’m very excited. I’m a New York Jet and I can’t wait to get in the building and see what we can do.

Tina Cervasio – Fox 5: How have you been able to keep your physical fitness and been able to play this game this long.?

Gore: I really don’t think about the age. It’s about training. I love to be around younger guys at the position, to look at myself, be honest with myself, when we do agilities, if I’m about the same, if I look the same speed as them, I know I’m going to be fine for the season.


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