Frank Gore will still be a ‘workhorse’

Reports are that the well known running back is expected to retain control of most of the snaps in this coming season.

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(Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

(Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Frank Gore will still be a ‘workhorse’


  • CBS 4 Indy’s Mike Chappell says that he expects that RB Frank Gore will be the workhorse back this season for the Colts.
  • Last season Gore’s overall grade of 70.9 ranked him 27th out of 62 qualified running backs.
  • Gore struggled with his elusiveness last year, ranking 23rd out of 25 running backs in yards after contact per attempt with 2.06, and his elusive rating (used to measure a runner’s success beyond the point of being helped by his blockers) of 15.7 put him dead last out of those 25 running backs. He also only forced 15 missed tackles on rushing plays, which was 23rd among those qualified backs.
  • In 2015 however, Gore was 10th out of 26 backs in elusive rating at 39.0, and he forced the seventh most missed tackles on rushing plays with 36.

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  • Mike

    As a Colts fan this is freaking awful. Gore is about 55 years old and with this crap offense line Gore will be lucky to play 10 games.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Frank may not be the player he once was but what kind of fan complains about having a future Hall of Famer on the roster? The guy is a true inspiration to other backs around the league as a grinder who can keep the chains moving forward. He’s outlasted a lot of guys who were all “sizzle” but no steak.

      • Pete and the pumpkin

        No to mention, that the oline wasn’t crap in run blocking. And after an early struggle with 3 rookies in the line, they come together in pass blocking as weel for the last 8 games. Many experts expect them to be a decent unit in 2017.

        • crosseyedlemon

          I agree the OL has some good upside. Ryan Kelly had some early struggles but he could easily be an all pro center in the near future.