SANTA CLARA – Here’s what Frank Gore said to Bay Area reporters in the 49ers’ locker room Wednesday afternoon.
Q: How are you feeling? Sunday was so frustrating. Where are you at right now?
GORE: I’m good. We’ve got the Eagles this week. We looked at our mistakes last week. Now we move on. We know we’ve got a good team, we’ve just got to put everything together, start fast and also finish.
Q: Is the offensive identity of this team changing? Are you guys becoming more of a spread offense?
GORE: No, I wouldn’t say that. I would just say we felt like (the Cardinals’) DBs, watching film, weren’t as good so we felt we could throw the ball on them. It was working, so that’s the key thing. It was working. It’s just that we didn’t finish.
Q: How do you balance in your mind the game plan and what might be working and your own desire to help the team with the ball in your hands?
GORE: For me, I just feel like whatever works, I’m with it. If it’s passing, we pass the ball. If it’s running, we run. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win. If we’ve got to go out there and do the spread again, I’m with it. That’s the type of player I am. I just want to win.
Q: What was the most frustrating thing about the loss to the Cardinals?
GORE: If we would have gotten the win, I’m happy.
Q: Has this running game been affected with changes on the offensive line?
GORE: No, we’re pretty good with the guys who were in. Jonathan Martin, I think he’s been doing a pretty good job. You win some, you lose some. So I think it’s good that he did get an opportunity to play. Now we’ve got Anthony Davis back. Now we know if something happens up front again, we know he can step in, so that’s a plus.
Q: What has been happening to the offense in the second half? You’ve seen the film.
GORE: We just didn’t finish. They made more plays than us. We’ve just got to finish.
ME: You said the matchups in the passing game were good. Did you feel the matchups in the running game were not good?
GORE: I wouldn’t say that. We felt that we could beat them that way, and that’s what we did.
ME: In retrospect should there have been more balance in the play calling?
GORE: Whatever the coaches feel can help us win, I’m with it. As long as we get the ‘W.’