Ryan Wilson of AOL Fanhouse responds to some Mike Hart quotes in a Detroit Free Press article:
Good news: Colts sixth-round pick Mike Hart is pleasantly surprised by his NFL experience so far. Bad news: he's still got a lot of work to do to make the team amid a pretty crowded backfield."It's a little different," Hart said ... "The only surprise is it's not as tough as I thought it was going to be, as far as practice and those type of things ... It's more laid back."Too bad the Colts didn't draft Erasmus James in 2005. Things might've turned out differently.
... "Indianapolis is a different organization. You watch 'Hard Knocks' on HBO and you expect to be hazed and a lot of those things, but the Colts are a lot different. It's not as bad as I thought -- we don't get taped, we don't get hazed with the Colts."
I think Hart's quotes are more praise for how the Colts practice than a revelation that he somehow thinks the NFL is "easy." Teams like the Cowboys and Chiefs are usually featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks," and unlike those teams the Colts have a fairly competent and professional coaching staff. Player hazing is not tolerated in the Colts locker room, and despite a team loaded with stars there are very few showboat-type players. This is pro football, not a frat house.
Maybe that was where Hart's comments were coming from, and not a sign that he thinks the Colts run a lazy camp, per Wilson's silly suggestion.