Dan Herron takes over as Colts top back, earns praise from Pagano

The Colts running game has found its Boom factor in the form of former Ohio State running back Dan Herron.

With Ahmad Bradshaw again lost for the season and Trent Richardson looking nothing like the back the Colts envisioned him being when they traded for him last year the door had been left open for someone to take the job.

Herron got his second straight start on Sunday when the Colts defeated the Redskins 49-27. His 88 yards against the Redskins were more than Richardson had in any of his starts.

Of course Herron’s solid game did not come without issue as he fumbled for the second straight game. Still head coach Chuck Pagano offered praise.

“He’s a talented, talented guy, and I think we’ve seen that out of him,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said via the Indianapolis Star. “He’s quick, he’s fast to hit the hole and once he gets outside, he’s got some long speed; I think we all found that out.”

The Colts will hope for Herron to hold onto the ball in their next match-up when they travel to Cleveland.