When running back Frank Gore signed on with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015, the team was coming off of three playoff seasons in a row.
Then, everything came to a screeching halt. After two 8-8 campaigns since joining the Colts, Gore has every right to speak out.
“It didn’t happen,’’ he said, per Mike Chappell of CBS 4 Indy. And yeah, it was frustrating. It’s a team game. Coming in and what it was and going backwards, that’s tough.’’
Gore likely thought he was latching on to a franchise that could potentially get him to his first Super Bowl. After all, at the age of 34, Gore is not getting any younger. He is still personally producing at a phenomenal level considering his age and is the most indispensable non-quarterback on the roster.
Since joining the Colts, Gore has played two full 16-game seasons. He averaged 996 rushing yards per campaign and scored 10 rushing touchdowns. Last year he also scored a career-best four receiving touchdowns.
The five-time Pro-Bowler is holding up his end of the bargain and then some. Unfortunately, the Colts’ struggles are out of Gore’s hands. Things might not be getting any better in 2017 either. Preliminary reports suggest quarterback Andrew Luck may not be healthy enough to suit up in Week 1.
This season marks Gore’s final contract year with the Colts. Nobody would love to see the team get to the playoffs than The Inconvenient Truth. A healthy return of Luck is a must to make this happen.