Indy's Mike Hart makes most of his first start
Good to see former Michigan running back Mike Hart get the start for Indy on Monday night, even if it was by default. Hart got off to an incredibly rough NFL start when he tore up his knee as a rookie. No surprise to anyone who ever met him that he fought back.
He most likely would have had a 100-yard rushing game had he not gone off with eight minutes left in the game after rolling an ankle. Still he had a dozen carries for 84 yards and three receptions for 19.
I was the Michigan football beat writer for the entire Mike Hart era and he was a pleasure to cover. Not only was he a good, shifty running back, but he seemed to get it that the media could only help him.
By the time he was a senior, when he'd give an answer that he knew was top-notch, he'd smile and wink. Too funny.
Sports talk radio folks loved to slam him saying he'd never make it in the NFL. Monday night might be his only NFL start but that he made it that far is a testimony to hard work and football smarts.
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