Frank Gore Airs Out Frustrations
Frank Gore thought he was joining a winner when he joined the Colts in 2015, but two disappointing seasons have led to some frustration.
The Colts went 11-5, won the AFC South, and reached the AFC Championship Game in 2014 capping off three straight 11-win seasons and playoff appearances with Andrew Luck.
It looked like the franchise was on a clear upward trajectory, and a Super Bowl appeared to be on the horizon.
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Frank Gore chose to join the Colts over the Eagles in the offseason of 2015 as he was hoping for a chance to win the first NFL Championship of his illustrious career. But it’s been a rough couple of years for Gore in Indianapolis as the Colts have gone 8-8 for two years in a row.
"“I thought I was one of the missing pieces they needed to get them over the top,’’ Gore said Monday."
Gore has been more productive than most expected as a 30+ year old running back who has logged a ton of miles during his career.
He ran for 967 yards in 2015 and 1,025 yards in 2016, but that production didn’t lead to wins for the Colts and that’s all he cares about at this point in his career.
"“I’m here to get to the playoffs or go to the championship and get a Super Bowl. I’ll be satisfied with that.” said Gore. “It didn’t happen, and yeah, it was frustrating. It’s a team game. Coming in and what it was and going backwards, that’s tough.’’"
The rest of the organization shares Gore’s frustrations as they expect to be a perennial playoff team. Gore’s heading into the final season of his contract with the Colts, and his future with Indianapolis is in question.
Gore is beloved by his teammates and he’s been a great addition to this Colts locker room, but he doesn’t have enough time left in his career to be patient.
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The prospects aren’t great for the Colts to get back to the playoffs this season as they begin training camp with their starting quarterback on the sidelines. But Frank Gore will continue to do all he can to fight for his first career Super Bowl ring.