It seemed like a great idea when Frank Gore joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2015.
Gore, one of the most consistent backs in recent history, would join an Andrew Luck-led offense and provide balance to a team ready to make a title push.
Now the Colts are the laughingstock of the laughingstock.
The Colts sit dead last in the AFC South, football’s worst division. A 2-4 record boasts wins against only San Diego and Chicago. After an overtime loss to Houston in Week 6, Gore was rather blunt in his outburst, according to Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star:
Of all the Colts I visited with in the locker room after this collapse, the only one who seemed genuinely disgusted was veteran running back Frank Gore. And he was furious, frustrated almost to the point of tears.
“I didn’t come here for this,” the proud former 49ers star was pleading. “I came here to get into the tournament.”
Sorry, Frank, no playoffs for the Colts. Indianapolis has already dropped two games in the AFC South and other than more divisional games, the schedule also includes landmines such as Green Bay, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Oakland.
To Gore’s credit, he rushed for 967 yards and six scores last year on the eight-win team. He’s already at 434 and two this year, showing once again he won’t have any problems providing consistent quality play despite coming in at the age of 33.
It’s too bad the same doesn’t apply to the rest of the team.