INDIANAPOLIS -- I had a conversation with Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore during the open locker room period after one of the team’s offseason workouts when he brought up how he approaches the game.
"I like to practice," Gore said. "I'm not one of those guys that likes missing snaps during training camp. You'll see me out there all the time. I don't say much. There's not much talking from me. I go out and do my job."
The same can be said about receiver Andre Johnson.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano talked early in the offseason workouts about how Johnson and Gore had made a seamless transition to Indianapolis from Houston and San Francisco, respectively.
"There's no thinking," Pagano said about the relationship between Johnson and quarterback Andrew Luck. "One knows where the other's going to be. They know the exact spot to put it."
Johnson and Gore showed their commitment to fitting in and wanting to win by barely missing any of the team's eight weeks of workouts even though they were voluntary.
"I just like how they're all business," Colts GM Ryan Grigson said. "Those guys are all business. They have Father Time in the rearview mirror. Andre, his catch radius at 229 pounds, 6-3 and change? That guy is impressive. He just goes about his business. He's out here working. He doesn't say a peep. Neither does Frank. They just work. They're not prima donnas by any stretch. They are hungry for a (Super Bowl) ring and that's why they're here. They're lead-by-example type of guys, which we really love."
The work won’t stop for Gore and Johnson. Gore will continue working out in Florida and Johnson said he plans to workout with Luck at some point before the team reports to Anderson (Indiana) University for the start of training camp Aug. 1.