Gore on Luck: 'He runs the huddle. I never had that'

During his 10-year run with the San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore was part of teams that went to a Super Bowl and three consecutive NFC Championship games.

The running back told NFL Media's Nate Burleson on Tuesday that his new Indianapolis Colts team could be the best collection of offensive talent he's played with, and he specifically singled out Andrew Luck.

"I think if we keep working and keep going and get that gelled, I think by far it can," Gore said. "Especially with No. 12, man. I'm not knocking my other quarterbacks, I respect them other guys, but being around this guy a couple months, he's a different breed. He's smart. He makes me feel young. He runs the huddle. I never had that."

During his stint with the 49ers, Gore played with quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith and Shaun Hill, among others. None came close to possessing Luck's talent and poise.

Playing with a superstar quarterback should allow Gore more room to run. As Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling broke down last month, Gore, even at 32, displayed pop down the stretch last season, carrying 61 times for 302 yards in his final two games in San Francisco.

The veteran running back believes he has plenty left in the tank. He could join Barry Sanders with 10-plus consecutive seasons averaging 4-plus yards per carry.

"I feel that I have to prove something to my team," he said. "What I done in San Francisco, that's done. That's in the past."

With Luck, Gore, T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, the Colts are poised to battle the Packers and Steelers for the NFL's top offense in 2015.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast features Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sharing his thoughts on the upcoming season.

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