Marlon Mack wants to show Colts he can be the top dog in backfield

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The Colts won’t have Frank Gore in the backfield this season and that means they are set to have a new No. 1 back for the first time since Gore joined the team in 2015.

Of the players currently on the roster, Marlon Mack would appear to be the one who will get the first shot at grabbing that title for the 2018 season. The 2017 fourth-round pick ran 93 times for 358 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie and said the spot left open with Gore out of the picture is one he’s going to do all he can to grab.

“I feel like, for me, it just motivates me to just go harder,” Mack said, via the Colts website. “Other guys in the room feel the exact same as me. Everybody wants to be the top dog, and so you’ve just got to (be motivated) and just be hungry and attack; attack, I’d say, just show your talents and do your best.”

The Colts have a handful of other options — Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Josh Ferguson and Matt Jones — but the biggest competition for Mack could wind up coming from the draft. However the pecking order winds up working out, a strong ground game would be a big benefit to a Colts team that needs to avoid putting everything on the offensive side of the ball on Andrew Luck‘s surgically-repaired shoulder.

12 responses to “Marlon Mack wants to show Colts he can be the top dog in backfield

  1. Maybe he will make the leap, but last year he never capitalized on his opportunities. He had fresh legs compared to Gore, but I didn’t see incredible talent.

  2. terripet says:
    April 13, 2018 at 9:22 am
    Colts 11-5

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    Let’s work though this….more like 5-11

    Home games:

    • Houston Texans – L
    • Jacksonville Jaguars – L
    • Tennessee Titans – L
    • Buffalo Bills – L
    • Cincinnati Bengals – W
    • Dallas Cowboys – L
    • Miami Dolphins – L
    • New York Giants – W

    Away games:

    • Houston Texans – L
    • Jacksonville Jaguars – L
    • Tennessee Titans – L
    • New England Patriots – L
    • New York Jets – W
    • Oakland Raiders – W
    • Philadelphia Eagles – L
    • Washington Redskins – W

  3. nhpats says:
    April 13, 2018 at 9:47 am
    terripet says:
    April 13, 2018 at 9:22 am
    Colts 11-5

    ——–
    Let’s work though this….more like 5-11

    Home games:

    • Houston Texans – L
    • Jacksonville Jaguars – L
    • Tennessee Titans – L
    • Buffalo Bills – L
    • Cincinnati Bengals – W
    • Dallas Cowboys – L
    • Miami Dolphins – L
    • New York Giants – W

    Away games:

    • Houston Texans – L
    • Jacksonville Jaguars – L
    • Tennessee Titans – L
    • New England Patriots – L
    • New York Jets – W
    • Oakland Raiders – W
    • Philadelphia Eagles – L
    • Washington Redskins – W
    ________________
    0-6 in the division?
    Keep dreaming Patsie* boy.

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  5. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    April 13, 2018 at 11:12 am
    Nhpats: I think you are being too optimistic, I don’t see the Dolts beating Washington or the Raiders! The framegate curse continues!!

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    Yeah I had those games as toss ups….

    And Crush22, yes the Colts will lose every division game this season

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