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Anthony Castonzo Breaks Down Frank Gore's Running Style

Intro: When Anthony Castonzo envisions the Colts running style in 2015, he likes the type of back coming downhill this season.





INDIANAPOLIS – OTAs weren't even a day old and the introduction to new running back Frank Gore was still in the infant stages.

Yet, the message was crystal clear to how the Colts offensive line was going to go about things in 2015.

Gore was the new face that the Colts offensive line would try and open up holes for.

The 2015 mindset in the offensive trenches goes further than Gore though.

"I think the biggest thing is we need to start moving people in the run game more," Anthony Castonzo said at the beginning of the Colts offseason program.

"More than just getting on our guys, physically moving people a little bit more, opening up those big holes to let our backs go to work."

The Colts had yet to hit the practice field when Castonzo made the above comment.

After nine weeks of working together, Castonzo now has a much clearer picture of how Gore fits into the Colts equation.

Castonzo easily sees why Gore's longevity in the NFL includes eight 1,000-yard seasons, after a decade in the league.

"Once he makes that cut, it's downhill," Castonzo says of Gore. "It's like he's literally running down a hill. You can tell he plays behind his pads. Even though we didn't have pads on, you could tell he was running behind his shoulders and when he finds a hole, he hits it.

"He finds some holes that you don't even think really exists and he just squirts out of there. I'm really excited to play with him."

A behind the scenes look at Frank's 2015 photo shoot in the #ColtsPhotoGarage.

The excitement from Castonzo inside the Colts locker room isn't the only locker room in the NFL that is sharing in the Gore enthusiasm.

Out west, the Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell doesn't hide his pleasure in knowing he won't have to see Gore twice a season in the NFC West.

Campbell, who like Gore, went to Miami, knows what the 10-year vet meant to the 49ers' success.

"(Gore) was the heart and soul of that offense and really the team," Campbell said earlier this offseason. "Playing against him (with Arizona), he was the guy. He was the one we had to stop.

"I think (Gore) going to the Colts, they will be a good team."

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