Eddie George compares Frank Gore and Ray Rice
Ex-NFL running back Eddie George says that it's a wash between the 49ers' Frank Gore and the Ravens' Ray Rice.
I don't live presented by Farmers Insurance rolls on it is -- time in New Orleans is streets continuing to fill up as we head towards Super Bowl Sunday. Super Bowl 47. At the superdome. Bars -- fill the restaurants I can't get enough for deciding goes down. Let's talk a little football earlier spoke with the -- Georgie played the Super Bowl that Tennessee Titans. He had a lot to say about the upcoming big games. By -- when you play the NFL you face the Baltimore Ravens team that had a tough defense that included ray Lewis and what is it like facing a Ray Lewis lead defense. You know a young. Energetic. Ferocious. Ray Lewis the third I faced him when he's at his peak and up back then. It was still wasn't a passing league that is now it was were run oriented in I was one of the running backs that that carried the ball. Thirty times a game and the offense pretty much ran through knee in the running game. And there was no secret who was given the ball the majority of the time we faced this is -- -- And there Ray Lewis knew then and I had the opportunity to. Play against him more numerous occasions -- the same division. And it became the very -- rival between Matsui and I tell you what one thing that's you know you wanna get out of -- is a 110% because of the score because of the situation. He was going to play to the bitter end and he was going to inspire. The other ten men around him instead of the other teams a whole entire team to believe what he can lead and then became a very dangerous concoction. Let's build off you're running back experience this game has some good running backs Ray Rice in Baltimore Frank Gore for the 49ers who has the advantage in the run game right now. You know looking at it's it's almost sit going head to head the -- Both Frank Gore and to Ray Rice it's almost a wash but when you look dead will Baltimore how how they've gotten healthy in the deepest side of the football it's real Suggs. Not Ray Lewis in the middle. That crew rule on the defensive end. They are formidable front at this point time they're playing really well together. I like -- days -- like that matchup better for Baltimore. Going against the 49ers. Front office. In your career you played in big games all the way back to college at Ohio State huge bowl games lots of people big playoff games but you played a Super Bowl how different. Is this Sunday's Super Bowl Sunday to any other game he'll ever play as a as a player. It's the most pressure you -- one experience is a football player I mean it is. The granddaddy of them all the -- -- -- media there's no other a bit like this one in sports. And basketball you have a seven game series if it goes as far youth hockey same thing baseball same thing. This is a one night only. One shot only and you're the champion and that's what makes this so special and everybody around the world. Tom has interest in this game so to pass in the Super Bowl is. Is ubiquitous and and to have the opportunity to play in the game I mean people still remember. You know thirteen years ago. We felt just a yard short of time as does the St. Louis Rams so. There's nothing like -- it is a high pressure game. And job if you win it it's a lifetime. And it's a high stakes week as well media day on Tuesday and there's always story lines Randy Moss built a story lines for everybody calling himself the best wide receiver. Ever play the game but you know that I heard the quote. You know I was there and I heard the quote in it wasn't. -- -- he was saying -- arrogantly he was just being a matter of fact in. I thought that it was it was did all he said listen you know he revolutionize the game he recognizes. His contribution to the game with his talent did for the game he forced. Defense is to defend him differently must -- -- Taylor. Did four on the defensive side of football we had to defend him we get ahead that's for the West Coast office came from. Was sliding to protect. Will see so when Randy Moss talk about the needed. Two guys on him defend them with a CQ the top of cover two he revolutionized the game and he has he's entitled to that opinion because he was also done you look at his numbers. You look at his contribution to the game he is a bona -- hall of Famer there's no question. But that. Brings great debate it's almost sacrilege to and use those words wearing a 49ers uniform well because Jerry Rice -- -- -- and Jerry is the greatest football player of all time and you're -- -- okay compare yourself a good thing it was a public. Me you know let's listen to area as rings to prove it. Records to prove it. Series the greatest of all time -- Randy Moss can be in the conversation of one of the greatest fair enough so we get ready for Super Bowl 47 how do you see this when playing out on Sunday I you know. It's going to be a very physical match up I think you're seeing a young resilient team in the 49ers will begin its. The wily veterans or mix veterans. Of the Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis. Throwing his to -- speech. And if -- it is a close game like Baltimore. If before and as well aware that they -- run away with it but I think both coaches an outstanding job coaching them. I think he's going to be an outstanding game to watch and we'll see how it all pans out. One of those durable toughest running backs whoever played the game in the National Football League Eddie George thanks for your insights -- drawing the -- they could happen.