Apr/27/15 10:45 PM Filed in: Frank Gore
INDIANAPOLIS – Frank Gore was hiding.
Speaking barely above a whisper on Wednesday, Gore was inside the media-shaped horseshoe laying out how his early days as a Colt were going.
His disguise wasn’t intended, but the 5-9 Gore would love to be incognito from opposing defenses later on this year.
Gore was an eager study when the Colts kicked off their offseason program on Monday morning.
After 10 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Gore is entering a spring like no other in his NFL tenure.
“I want to grow with my teammates, grow with my coaches, get the playbook down pact so when I come back from camp I can just get going and rolling, go out there and just work,” Gore said of his initial mindset with the Colts.
The 31-year-old-Gore arrives in Indy with a resume that dwarfs that of any other recent Colts running back.
As the tread on Gore’s tires grows, he continues to produce.
Gore enters 2015 on the heels of four straight seasons of at least 1,100 rushing yards. In playing 64 straight games, Gore’s consistent availability is something the Colts have struggled to maintain in the backfield.
That’s why, when Gore hit the open market earlier this year, the rumors of him to Indianapolis seemed ideal.
A team in need for a durable ball carrier could find that description in a veteran itching to join an organization built for postseason success.
One of the Colts greatest selling points to Gore, and frankly every free agent this offseason, was the man handing him the ball in 2015.
Gore has enjoyed listening to Luck’s direction this week.
“Just being out there throwing balls, he’s doing the small drills that a quarterback does,” Gore said of his new quarterback.
“He’s running the show. When we’re out there throwing the ball, he’s telling us what to do. That’s what I’m surprised about, I’m happy to see as a quarterback.”
Luck’s fondness for Gore extends back to the quarterback’s days at Stanford.
Sunday’s in college were days of relaxation for Luck and that meant football was on the tube.
Bay Area residents had an up close look at Gore each week, and Luck certainly admired how the then 49ers running back played the game of football.
“You talk about a tough guy, a tough runner, a tough blocker and a guy you can tell that does things for his teammates and is a team-first guy,” Luck said of Gore.
“Incredibly excited to have him here.”