Frank Gore opening eyes for running, blocking

ESPN - [Full Article]

What should quickly become obvious about Colts RB Frank Gore during the preseason is his ability to block. He excels at being able to pick up the blitzing linebacker or defensive end coming off the edge trying to get to QB Andrew Luck. Gore's ability to do that is significant when you take into consideration the concerns the Colts have on their offensive line.

"He protects his butt off," Luck said. "Maybe one of the best in this generation of football players with protecting the quarterback. I know I'm learning a lot from him about protection and how running backs see things, and I know he's passing it along to the younger running backs. He's a great addition."

Gore had no choice but to be a good blocker. That was the message delivered to him when he was at the University of Miami, which was turning out running backs nonstop back in the 2000s.

Fantasy Impact: 

Gore's rushing résumé is well documented, the story said, featuring eight 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his 10-year NFL career. The Colts finished 22nd in the league in rushing last season, and Luck knows very little about having a player rush for 100 yards in a game because it's only happened once in his 53 career NFL games, the story pointed out. Gore's ability to block won't directly get owners fantasy points, but could keep him on the field more in passing situations, which could also lead to some receptions. Gore's potential in Indy with Luck at QB continues to look good for fantasy owners.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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