Touched the ball a whopping two times tonight and appeared to be limping a bit after his only carry. He covered the ensuing punt, but hasn't been on the field since. Not looking good for him at this point.
OT - Mike Hart
Not cut out for the pros... maybe he'll be a good high school coach or insurance agent in the next couple of years. Still a great story!
not cut out? prior to his injury last year he was making plays. his injury might be his exit from the league, not talent.
He's not good enough to be more than bench support in the pros. If the Colts thought that highly of his potential, they wouldn't have drafted Donald Brown this year.
Hart increased his stock his senior year with incredible performances when he was on the field. He also decreased his stock by succumbing to an his second injury-plagued season.
There aren't many 205lb, 4.7 forty power runners in the NFL. I think if Mike Hart could stay healthy, he could be an exception. But I'm a skeptic of his ability to stay healthy, as he's had significant playing time limiting issues in 3 of the past 5 years.
those overlappers, but I'm pretty sure Mike Hart isn't off topic on a Michigan board.
Any Michigan sports related > anything pro sports related, at least in this instance.
To the substance, I agree with either Dex or Chi, who said that Hart won't see out his rookie deal. He may not see out August.
I really hope hart turns out ok. I know last year he was doing good an had a shot to be the guy when addai went down, but he ended up getting hurt in the same game.
I feel like if he could just get a shot when he is healthy then he could do it. I hope at least is he doesn't make it with Indy then another team gives him a shot
At least he'll never have to buy a drink in the state again.
Unless he decides to visit his little brother.
They won't let him buy a drink there either.
I always liked Hart because of the way that he played. He was always about the team. That being said he is probably the most injury prone athlete I have ever seen. He missed most of the 2005 season, a good chunk of the 2007 season and then low and behold missed a good chunk of the 2008 season. Love the guy but maybe he should be a lawyer or some other non-contact career. Probably would not want him for a doctor. I would be afraid while I was on the operating table he would get an ankle injury and be unable to finish what he was doing.
he is probably the most injury prone athlete I have ever seen.
Tracy McGrady disagrees with this statement.
So does Carl Pavano.
And Rich Harden.
And any dog owned by Michael Vick.
Last time I checked... Grant Hill held that title.
Or maybe like if he was a refrigerator repairman he would hurt his knee and be like oh snap I can't fix your fridge now.
Most 5'7" backs who get the ball 25-30x game and run between the tackles would get hurt more, IME. Kid was all heart.
I remember him making the comment that he wanted to be the coach at UM some day.
he still ran for over 5000yds at Michigan, one of only 5 BT backs to ever do that
I remember he played really good last year in the pre-season until he got hurt. Tonight though he didn't do much and he was limping around, I hate to say this but I don't know if the guy is going to make the team this year.
this may sound strange, but in a way i kind of don't want him to, as long as he would get another shot with a different team. i just don't feel like there is a place for him in indy right now.
maybe he can come to miami and get the whole old team back together lol
I'll be praying for the man. I miss his college football days. :(
Such a stupid play he got hurt on too, 3rd and 26 and they give him a run up the gut and the defense is in the backfield as he gets the ball.
Chad Simpson also got hurt and fumbled and Lance Ball certainly didn't play well.
Hart's achilles are his legs. They're vulnerable. As they keep getting vulnered (past tense of what happens when you're vulnerable), so does his confidence and his chance of playing pro ball.
Hart isn't a power runner, he's a power finisher and one of the shiftiest slow backs you'll ever see.
Haven't seen Hart's play this preseason, but I hope he's not getting hesitant like Chris Perry did after all the years of injuries.
But IMHO he's not an NFL RB even though he was a great college RB. Definetly has coaching potential written all over him though.
He would make a great coach at UM, but I hope he is able to play at least a few more years in the NFL first.
To all those who say he'll make a great coach, I salute you. I've been saying this for some time now. He'll come back to UM after Rich Rod retires in 25 years and continue our (hopeful) success.
I think it's insulting to Mike Hart to put him in the "off topic" category. Career rushing leader and what-not you know.