Let's get this out of the way. Frank Gore is a great teammate and has been a very good runner for many years. He is a credit to the team and the NFL.
But let's be honest, he is on the very back end of his career and he offers NOTHING to the Colts as far as what is their future. Nothing. He won't even be here next year.
So why, why, WHY does the coaching staff insist on giving him so many touches when you have a potential starting RB, and maybe a star, in Marlon Mack? Mack is the future. Or maybe not. But why not find out now when the season is lost anyway??
Every time Gore is in the game, the DE's rush full tilt towards the QB and totally ignore him. Where as when Mack comes in? They aim straight for him and many times he is hit in the backfield, where as Gore hardly ever is. That is because the D knows what is coming and is NOT afraid of Gore, but they are afraid of Mack.
Not only that, they rarely throw screens to him or pitches outside like you see with so many other RB's.
This is totally 100% the coaches fault.
And the thing is, it makes no sense. I don't think anyone expects the Colts to win a lot with out Luck. So Pagano's best shot of keeping his job is too develop the young guys. Ballard has even said that. And yet he refuses to play him enough. It defies logic!
I don't get it. Other than Pagano is an *.