Daniel “Boom” Herron might be particularly looking forward to next week’s trip to Denver.
Following the team’s 26-10 playoff victory, Herron donned a pair of socks that, well, look at least remarkably similar to a marijuana plant. The socks, seen in a picture via USA Today, were a light shade of red with white images of what appeared to pot plants.
Some might interpret the clothing item as being Ohio State socks, since Herron played for the Buckeyes, and Ohio State has a symbol on its helmet that looks like a marijuana plant. Except that Herron’s socks had a few more “leaves” than the Buckeye leaf, which has only five.
Aside from perhaps a poor wardrobe choice, Herron had a pretty good day. Ever since the Colts lost Ahmad Bradshaw they have struggled to fill the void at running back, though Herron looked largely capable on Sunday.
The third-year running back rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown but also caught 10 passes on 11 targets for 85 yards as Andrew Luck relied on him as a check-down option.
“He’s got the ability to create his own yards and make people miss in space especially on the check-downs and things like that in the pass game,” Chuck Pagano said. “Proud of Boom and where he’s at, it’s coming at a good time.”
Though it didn’t end up costing them badly, Herron actually fumbled the ball twice, though only one was recovered by the Bengals.
“Can’t do that,” Herron said. That’s unacceptable.”
Herron was actually drafted by the Bengals, in the sixth round in 2012, but he said that playing his old team didn’t provide any extra incentive for him.
“The motivation was: this is the playoffs,” Herron said.”We have to come in and take care of business.”
That Herron and Zurlon Tipton got all of the carries for the Colts was notable because it meant that another one of their running backs didn’t touch the ball at all: Trent Richardson. Though the former third-overall pick had been battling an illness during the week, perhaps he wasn’t used simply because he isn’t good enough.