Frank Gore spoke at his locker on Thursday afternoon saying that he feels the team is on the right track for this season. The 49ers had everyone practicing for the first time last week and almost everyone should be ready to go for Monday night against the Falcons.
"On gameday, everyone is making plays," Gore said. "From here on out, we played four quarters. If we play four quarters and we try to get it, we got an opportunity to do something."
The 49ers weathered the storm when Michael Crabtree was injured for the first 11 games of the season and going 7-4. Several defensive players were missing or hurt which included Aldon Smith (suspension), Patrick Willis and Ray McDonald.
San Francisco is peaking at the right moment with a 4-10 Atlanta Falcons team coming to Candlestick Park on Monday night. The most important thing is the fact that Colin Kaepernick has improved on offense with Michael Crabtree back in the fold and Anquan Boldin leading the way for the wide receivers.
Last Sunday against Tampa Bay, Kaepernick pulled several Harry Houdini acts when rolling out of the pocket to the right and either taking off running or finding an open receiver while improvising. The offense has taken a conservative approach when Crabtree was out and it is presumed the team is waiting until the postseason to play all their cards.
Gore is focused on nothing but a win on Monday night, saying it is the most important thing to do in closing Candlestick Park. He said he was thankful for the nine seasons in the stadium.
"We are tying to close the building out good as it's the last game at Candlestick," Gore said. "Good things have happened and I had the opportunity to do a lot of things there."