NEW ORLEANS — Ray Rice has known nothing but winning since he came into the NFL. For Frank Gore, it took a while. Two running backs with contrasting styles and story lines will be on display at this Super Bowl, but they have one thing in common — plenty of respect for each other.
“To battle through what he’s been through? He’s a warrior,” Rice said Monday evening, shortly after the Baltimore Ravens arrived in the Big Easy. “Hats off to my man Frank.”
Gore, the leading rusher for the San Francisco 49ers, also was generous with the praise.