"I think if we keep working and keep going and get that gelled, I think by far it can," Gore said. "Especially with No. 12, man. I'm not knocking my other quarterbacks, I respect them other guys, but being around this guy a couple months, he's a different breed. He's smart. He makes me feel young. He runs the huddle. I never had that."
Playing with a superstar quarterback should allow Gore more room to run. As Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling broke down last month, Gore, even at 32, displayed pop down the stretch last season, carrying 61 times for 302 yards in his final two games in San Francisco.
The veteran running back believes he has plenty left in the tank. He could join Barry Sanders with 10-plus consecutive seasons averaging 4-plus yards per carry.
"I feel that I have to prove something to my team," he said. "What I done in San Francisco, that's done. That's in the past."