Colts Free Agents: How Will They Fit In

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Sep 28, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) breaks for 55 yard touchdown on a pass from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7), not in picture, against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Levi

Frank Gore, RB

2014 Stats: 1,106 yards, 4.3 avg, 4 TDs; 11 receptions, 111 yards, 1 TD

PFF Grade: -0.8 (-2.0 Pass, +1.8 Run)

DYAR: 154 (10th) DVOA: 6.3% (13th)

Gore has been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL over the past four years. He’s rushed for more than 1,100 yards each season and averaged over four yards per carry for his entire career.

His numbers suffered last season as the 49ers offense took a big step back. They were in the middle of the league in overall efficiency, and the running game managed to succeed in spite of a lack luster passing attack (and major regression from Colin Kaepernick).

The Colts finally have a quality running back, albeit one who is 32 years old. Gore is due for some regression but he also won’t be the focal point of the Colts offense. They will still be a pass first team centered around Luck.

All the Colts need from Gore is the threat of a run game. Just enough to take a little pressure off Luck and make opponents respect the play action. This season should be a classic case of the pass setting up the run.

Gore is also historically a very good pass blocker, which will help keep Luck upright and the offense moving forward.