Gore eager to try new approach

Frank Gore's goal - "to be the best player on the field" - might be more attainable under Jimmy Raye's offense than it was under Mike Martz's.

The 49ers' running back implied as much Wednesday after practice. "With Martz, we were more finesse, throw the ball deep, get outside," Gore said. "This is more running with my shoulders squared up, a lot of power, a lot of downhill plays."

He's delighted to be reunited with his old running mate, fullback Moran Norris, who spent two years with the 49ers before moving to the Lions last year. "I love it," Gore said. "As a team, we're trying to be physical, and that's what he is."

The two are close friends. "If he does something wrong, I give him a look," Gore said. "If I do something wrong, he gives me a look. I know his technique and how he blocks."

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