Colts: Gore has shot to solve Indy RB issues
The Indianapolis Colts’ troubles at the running back position have been well noted in recent seasons and they’ve moved decisively to upgrade the position by acquiring Frank Gore. Seemingly headed for Philadelphia based on reports over the weekend, Gore had a change of head and will try to provide the quality at running back that Trent Richardson so completely failed to do after the Colts acquired him for a first-round pick in 2013.
Gore’s production is well noted (four straight 1,000-yard seasons, eight in nine years) and his performances go along with that, not simply riding a powerful San Francisco run blocking unit but creating yardage for himself. Gore has earned a positive running grade for four straight seasons with his best of the last eight years coming in 2012 (+13.9) when he was a driving force behind the 49ers getting so close to a Super Bowl victory.
More than just a runner, Gore will also add a willing pass protector for Andrew Luck having surrendered only six pressures on 185 snaps in pass protection in 2013. He may not add much explosion to any phase of the game but, will be a dependable all-rounder who would work well with a younger, more explosive back in Indianapolis to spell him based on workload rather than in a situational manner.