That wasn’t the player who has rushed for 1,000 yards in eight of his 10 NFL seasons.
That wasn’t the player who looked like the Colts lead back, they so desired this offseason, in the first half on Monday.
“I can’t do that. I put that on me. I hurt the team there,” Gore said of his third-quarter fumble on Monday that would have cut the Jets lead to 10-7.
Gore was concise with his answers but the words were clear. What he plans to do about it also followed a similar line.
“I will get better. I will go out there and fight each and every Sunday and try to make it right,” Gore said in a nearly empty Colts locker room.
One play doesn’t tell the entire story to Gore’s home debut with the Colts. A touchdown there likely changes the outcome of the game, but what he showed for the bulk of Monday night leaves plenty of promise. Gore had seven first-half carries for 41 yards (nearly six yards per carry). That also doesn’t include 12 and 11-yard scampers by Gore that were called back because of holding. It was close to nice fantasy performance - for what that is worth. While it doesn't help owners, it's perhaps at least a sign of good things to come. This is a big week for Gore owners as he goes against Tennessee.