Grigson: Gore and Johnson ‘Hungry for a Ring’
Indianapolis Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson has been more than pleased with his two high-profile offseason additions in Frank Gore and Andre Johnson. The two should-be future Hall of Famers are still hungry for a ring and have been working extremely hard in the team’s offseason practices, even after having already achieved such acclaimed careers:
"“I just like how they’re all business,” said Grigson. “Those guys are all business.”“And it shows,” added Grigson. “They’ve got father time in the rear view and you can tell by, Andre (Johnson) last night, his catch radius at 229 pounds, shredded at 6’3″ and change. I mean that guy is impressive and just goes about his business. He’s out there working, and he doesn’t say a peep, neither does Frank (Gore), and they just work. They’re not prima donnas by any stretch. They are hungry for a ring. That’s why they’re here. And they’re a lead by example type guy, which we really love.”"
Jun 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) goes through workout drills during minicamp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
If the Colts will be hosting the Lombardi Trophy come February, Gore and Johnson will be a big reason why. The Colts offense was stifled last season in their AFC Championship Game blowout loss to the New England Patriots, where the offense only mustered 7 points.
In theory, Johnson will provide the offense with a proven #2 wideout to complement T.Y. Hilton, while Gore at starting running back will help to solidify what has been a shaky Colts ground game. The two decorated veterans have always been highly regarded for their veteran leadership in addition to their exceptional production, and are looking to make one last push with the Colts for a championship.
The duo realizes that their playing careers may not have much time left, and this year is as good as any bet to make some serious noise and perhaps win an elusive Super Bowl, something that has escaped each of them during their entire NFL careers.
It looks like they have worked up quite the appetite.
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