Gore has acknowledged he needed time to adjust to the pistol and the read-option plays the 49ers often run from the formation. Gore, however, has since come around on the pistol, which the 49ers have used plenty since Colin Kaepernick became their starting quarterback in mid-November. "Kaepernick did a great job last week," Gore said. “I just felt like that’s not real football,” Gore said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today. In last week's 45-31 divisional-playoff win over Green Bay, Kaepernick's 181 rushing yards hogged all the headlines, but Gore quietly collected 119 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown. A part of pro-style offenses since his days at the University of Miami, the eight-year veteran thought it belonged in the arena leagues.