With the understanding that it’s only day 2 of training camp, there was some excitement Friday for the Dolphins and now, 35 year old veteran running back Frank Gore.
Gore is having a homecoming in 2018 after having grown up in South Florida and starred for the Miami Hurricanes in the early 2000s. He was available, when the Colts did not re-sign him after a dismal 2017 season for Indianapolis.
And in Miami’s second workout Friday, the “wows” began to roll in from Dolphins media in Davie on what they saw from Gore:
It’s July 27. But Frank Gore does look faster than I expected. #MiamiDolphins
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 27, 2018
— Chris Fischer NBC6 (@FischerNBC6) July 27, 2018
The Dolphins clearly believed that Gore had at least a good season or maybe two left, when they signed him at a bargain in March. In doing so, Miami passed on the chance to sign it younger, but possibly more expensive, DeMarco Murray after Tennessee had released him.
Kenyan Drake has been seeing a lot of the first-team reps to the first two days with Gore out there some with the first team and with the second team.
Coach Adam Gase has made it clear from the time of signing in the spring that they believe Gore has enough tread left on the tires to make an impact this season. He repeated that sentiment post practice Friday afternoon:
“He is the last person I’ll ever doubt. He looks the exact same as he did 10-years ago,” Adam Gase on Frank Gore.
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) July 27, 2018
Going into his 14th season with nine 1,000 or more yard years under his belt, Gore has proven that he can be a star.
There is also no doubt that with Drake and also rookie Kalen Ballage in the fold, they both can learn from Gore in many ways. This would include the meeting room, the weight room and how to take care of your body, which he is obviously been able to do throughout his career.
Now, we watch and wait to see what Gore will look like once the games begin in August and play for real gets underway in September
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