Boom’s-Day! Dan Herron Works Out for Patriots Monday
According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, former Indianapolis Colts running back Dan “Boom” Herron worked out for the team’s arch-nemesis New England Patriots on Monday:
While the Colts elected to bring in an ex-running back of their own in Ahmad Bradshaw on Monday for a workout, their rivals took the opportunity to check to see where Herron is at physically.
Aug 29, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Dan Herron (36) carries the ball past St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) during the first quarter of a football game at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports
As you may recall, Herron suffered a fairly significant shoulder injury in the team’s preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals on a kick return in the 2nd quarter. The Colts needed the extra roster spot, so Herron was waived shortly thereafter.
It’s interesting that Herron’s name hasn’t been linked to the Colts at all recently, as the team could really use a proven backup option behind Frank Gore where rookie Josh Robinson has had issues with ball security. Instead, it’s really been only Bradshaw’s name that has been linked to the team.
Last season, Herron was a revelation for the Colts running game, as he helped jumpstart a woeful ground game. With Trent Richardson once again disappointing and Bradshaw on season-ending injured reserve, Herron started the final 5 games for the Colts including playoffs, running for 351 rushing yards on 78 carries (4.5 ypc average) and 1 rushing touchdown on the season.
It would be downright painful to see him in a Patriots uniform, as New England has run all over the Colts featuring reclamation projects like LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray in the past.
It might be the final straw that broke the horse’s back if say Herron somehow finds his way on New England’s roster and runs down the Colts throat in accustomed Patriots-like fashion:
"“The Colts defense has been pummeled by the Patriots ground game for 657 total rush yards on 130 carries (5.05 ypc avg.) in their last 3 games, allowing 13 rushing touchdowns.”"
To put it bluntly, that would be nothing short of a downright “Boom’s-Day”.
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