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RB Frank Gore - Indianapolis Colts

5-10, 220Born: 5-14-1983College: Miami (Fl)Drafted: Round 3

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2017 Week 17 vs HOU (24 / 100 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)

Gore ran with high effort in the season finale, and more springiness and bounce than you would expect this late in the season from a 34-year-old. He had a dominant second half drive to help the team secure the win, and he also had the strong carries at the end of the game to salt away the victory. Gore was also more than competent in the passing game as a blocker and receiver and should provide quality play to a backfield in 2018 if he wants to keep playing.

2017 Week 16 vs BAL (17 / 68 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 1 rec)

Gore ran with an energy and power that was surprising considering his age and the punishment he has taken on a losing team this year. He exhibited patience on his inside runs, and a spring in his step on outside runs, even enough to make a tackler miss. He scored on a screen pass in the red zone to post the only Colts touchdown, and he was still winning collisions in the second half. Gore had a handful of touches on the possible game-tying drive including a good run and a screen pass, but when he tried to get outside, he was thrown for a loss and the drive eventually stalled.

2017 Week 15 vs DEN (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore was effective in his limited touches. Gore gained the edge on a screen pass and rumbled for a 22 yard gain. Frank Gore made two impressive cuts on a 9 yard run up the middle. Frank Gore left the game with injury but returned to open the second half. Gore picked up 10 yards on a check down from Brissett to convert a 3rd and 10.

2017 Week 14 vs BUF (36 / 130 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Gore was everything the Colts could have asked for, a lead sled dog. He didn't have any big gains, but he moved the offense enough to give the Colts a chance to win on the road. He was battered and bruised at the end of this one because of 36 carries, so he might not have his usual burst next week against Denver.

2017 Week 13 vs JAX (13 / 61 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore looked smooth making a cut and getting up field on an 11 yard gain. Gore burst through a massive hole up the middle for a 16 yard gain. The Colts offense had the most success when they utilized Frank Gore and the run game but had to go pass heavy facing a 3 score deficit in the second half.

2017 Week 12 vs TEN (17 / 62 / 1 rush, 5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore ran hard and played well against the Titans. Gore was more efficient than his numbers suggests and his play warranted more touches. A costly fumble by Marlon Mack may lead to more playing time for Gore. Gore managed 11 yards through traffic on a dump off from Brissett. Gore beat an unblocked Derrick Morgan on his way to a 13 yard touchdown run.

2017 Week 10 vs PIT (17 / 54 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore was featured early against the Steelers and produced. Gore was able to pick up chunks of 4 and 5 yards consistently early but clearly lacked explosiveness when he managed to gain only 9 yards despite the offensive line opening a massive hole for him. Gore followed a block from Jack Doyle and picked up 8 yards showing good vision. Gore followed two nice blocks from Haeg and picked up 9 yards. Gore picked up 7 yards on check down from Brissett. Gore did not receive many first second half carries as the Colts went away from him and struggled to sustain offense.

2017 Week 9 vs HOU (17 / 51 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore saw more touches and targets than Marlon Mack. Gore ran hard inside but did not appear to have as much pep in his step as the previous week. Gore caught a pass in the flat and raced for an 11 yard gain. Gore gained the edge almost uncontested and broke into the open field but only managed 16 yards. Frank Gore dropped what was a sure third down conversion and potential big gain in the flat. Gore was subbed out in favor of Marlon Mack who saw more carries in the red zone.

2017 Week 8 vs CIN (16 / 82 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore had his best game of the season against the Bengals. Gore looked energized and refused to go down on first contact by constantly keeping his legs moving. Gore picked up 8 yards catching a swing pass out of the backfield on his first target. Gore followed a block from Jack Doyle up the gut and got free for a 15 yard gain. Gore made Vontaze Burfict miss and picked up 12 yards on check down. Gore had more carries and catches than rookie Marlon Mack and was far more effective running between the tackles.

2017 Week 6 vs TEN (10 / 49 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore had a nice first half but saw few opportunities to keep the offense on schedule in the second half. Gore opened the game with a 9 yard burst up the gut. Gore lined up as wide receiver and made a catch running a comeback route gaining 11 yards. Gore picked up 10 more yards with a nice burst running behind Joe Haeg. Gore again exploited a crease created by Haeg and picked up 12 yards.

2017 Week 5 vs SF (14 / 48 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore did not have a strong outing against his former team. Gore picked up 12 yards on a check down from Brissett. Gore showed a nice burst and cut at the second level on a 16 yard run. Gore had the ball punched out of his hands on a short outside run but luckily the ball went out of bounds. Gore fumbled a wildcat snap a few plays later for a significant loss of yardage. Gore made a man miss in the open field on his way to a 26 yard gain on a well blocked screen pass.

2017 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 46 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore was involved as receiver against the Seahawks but did not see enough carries to establish any sort of rhythm. Gore also lost goal line carries to Robert Turbin who scored from 1 yard out. Gore caught a screen pass and followed his blockers downfield for a 19 yard gain. Gore caught another screen pass gaining 4 more yards. Gore caught another screen pass a few plays later and picked up 11 yards. Gore made a nice cut through the hole and made a linebacker miss with a nice cut on his way to a 14 yard gain.

2017 Week 3 vs CLE (25 / 57 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore handled a full workload against the Browns but struggled to find room to run. Gore was hit in the backfield and at the line of scrimmage repeatedly on his attempt. Gore ran hard and broke tackles consistently. Gore ripped a 21 yard run following Jack Doyle through a big hole. Gore received back to back carries in the red zone and capped a drive with a 4 yard score. Gore was featured in the second half but could not find many yards.

2017 Week 2 vs ARI (14 / 46 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore is clearly still entrenched as the Colts starter and goal line back but Mack and Turbin will continue to see work. Gore accelerated past an unblocked defender running the read option and scored a 5 yard touchdown. Gore looked to be running angry after halftime, refusing to go down on first contact. Gore found a crease inside and burst for 13 yards.

2017 Week 1 vs LAR (10 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore saw more snaps and the same number of touches as Marlon Mack and played well. Gore picked up 42 yards on his 10 carries compared to 24 for Mack. The game script makes it hard to predict usage going forward because the Colts trailed by a large margin the majority of the game. Gore followed a nice block from Anthony Costanzo and picked up 16 yards running off tackle. Gore caught a screen pass and fought through tacklers for a gain of 10.


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