It has been over a month since Trent Richardson joined the Colts and we are still waiting for a breakout performance. The running back was traded from the Browns on September 18th just two games into the season. With his new team Richardson is averaging 3 yards per carry and his longest run is 16 yards. But, don’t go calling the former first round pick a bust just yet.
“I don’t think it is nothing I’m doing in particular to say that I am playing bad. The numbers is what it is you go back and look at the film and I’m doing my job, the lanes just haven’t been there and that is why we’ve been able to be successful in the pass game,” said Richardson.
The Colts gave up a first round selection in the 2014 NFL draft for Richardson so fans are expecting bigger and better things. He has yet to gain more than 60 yards in any of the five games he’s played with the team this season. Then there was that critical fumble late in a win over the Broncos two weeks ago. The Colts offensive line has his back and takes the blame for Richardson’s low numbers.
“We just got to create the holes. Get him on the second level one on one some safeties because he is a great runner who can do somethings when he can do that,” said left tackle Anthony Castonzo.
There should be a heavier workload on Richardson now that wide receiver Reggie Wayne is out for the season with an ACL injury. Richardson is up for the challenge adding that the team will play hard for #87.