By any measure 49ers running back Frank Gore has been enormously successful. Gore would be part of the 49ers’ Mount Rushmore during the era of 49ers history in which he has played. What’s notable about the 30-year-old Gore as he enters his eighth season as a still-productive-running-back is how much he hasn’t changed over his career.

Gore said success depends on a few simple pillars – Work hard and train listen to the coaches compete and have fun. Do those things Gore said and “You’ll be fine.”

As Gore grows in stature within the NFL and particularly within his own team he doesn’t feel anymore pressure to become more of a vocal leader.

“I’m the same” Gore said. “If I have to say something I will say something. It’s the same way with (wide receiver) Anquan Boldin he’s not a vocal person but he works and he has had a nice career.”

Boldin also has what Gore covets a Super Bowl ring.