INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This isn’t what Frank Gore signed up for.
This isn’t what the veteran running back, then a fresher 32-year old, envisioned when he left San Francisco, spurned a free-agent offer from the Philadelphia Eagles and signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts, remember, were a franchise on the rise, fresh off the 2014 AFC Championship game and hell-bent on taking that next step.
“I thought I was one of the missing pieces they needed to get them over the top,’’ Gore said Monday.
He’s still waiting.
Instead of being instrumental in the Colts building on ’14, Gore has had to deal with maddening mediocrity during the twilight of a career that could lead him to a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Consecutive 8-8 records, which means three straight .500 seasons for Gore.
Consecutive non-playoff seasons for a franchise that had followed Andrew Luck into the postseason for three straight years.
Individually, Gore has held up his end. He’s led the team in rushing each season –…
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