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Frank Gore Comments on Colts' 2015 Season After Win vs. Titans

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) rests on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Miami Gardens, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIJanuary 3, 2016

Frank Gore joined the Indianapolis Colts to win a championship, but he'll be spending the playoffs the same way as last season: watching them from home.

The Colts finished the 2015 season at 8-8 after a 30-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, falling well short of their high expectations. Gore, who did not eclipse 1,000 yards rushing for the first time since 2010, called it the most frustrating season of his career.

Dave Furst of WRTV-6 in Indianapolis provided footage of Gore meeting with reporters after the game (Warning: The following video has been edited but contains NSFW language):

Gore was one of the Colts' prized free-agent acquisitions in the offseason, along with former Miami Hurricanes teammate and Houston Texans star receiver Andre Johnson. However, the Colts could not keep Andrew Luck on the field, as the young star quarterback played only seven games this year after suffering shoulder, rib and kidney injuries.

Gore signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Colts, so it's a matter of "wait until next year," per Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star:

The San Francisco 49ers' all-time leading rusher has a right to be frustrated. The Colts were supposed to take the next step and become an elite team in the AFC, but injuries, especially to Luck, caught up to them at the worst time. Indianapolis went 5-3 in the second half after starting 3-5, and that was with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback.

If the Colts address their weak offensive line and give Luck enough time to make plays, though, Gore won't be experiencing many more frustrating seasons as an Indianapolis resident.

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