Frank Gore: The Eagles gave up

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore scrambles across the goal line for the winning touchdown for San Francisco during fourth quarter San Francisco 49ers-Philadelphia Eagles game action at Lincoln Financial Field October 10, 2011. San Francisco defeated Philadelphia 24-23. UPI/John Anderson

Not only are they 1-3 after losing three-straight games, but now the Eagles are being called out by 49ers’ running back Frank Gore, who says they flat out gave up last Sunday in Philadelphia.


“I think playing that second half and the way we came out, the Eagles didn’t want to play no more,” Gore said in an interview on ESPN’s “First Take.”

The victory gave the 49ers the lead in the NFC West at 3-1; it dropped the 1-3 Eagles into the cellar of the NFC East.

“We just kept pounding and kept pounding and making plays and we kind of knocked the fight out of them,” Gore said.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, speaking to reporters Friday, disputed Gore’s version of events.

“I don’t think the team quit,” Vick said. “I think we put up the effort for all four quarters.”

Whether they threw in the towel or not, Reid has a ton of work to do before the Eagles right the ship. The pass protection for Vick has been bad. Despite adding Nnamdi Asomugha to the secondary, the pass coverage has been bad. And thanks to the fact that Andy Reid hired his former offensive line coach to be his defensive coordinator, the run defense ranks among the worst in the league.

Honestly, Gore saying that the Eagles gave up last week is about the least of Philly’s concerns. The Eagles should have one focus right now: Beating the Bills and trying to get the ship righted.

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