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:
Frank Gore was very, very frustrated this season. Asked him about next year. His response: "I'm under contract. What can I do?"— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) January 3, 2016
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.