Browns running back Trent Richardson has watched the film of the Giants’ loss to the Eagles, and he liked what he saw.
Richardson told New York reporters that after seeing the Giants’ defense give up 191 rushing yards against Philadelphia, he’s confident that he can have a big game against the Giants on Sunday.
“Oh yeah,” Richardson said, via the Star-Ledger. “If we put a hat on a number, just cover them up, I think we can get yards on ‘em. But at the same time, I know they’re going to throw everything they can at us. I’m pretty sure they’re going to game plan on our running game, and so we’ve got to make sure we open up the passing game so we can get some good runs in.”
The Eagles ran outside the Giants’ defensive ends repeatedly, and Richardson is hoping to do the same.
“We’ve got to run some outside zone, and we’ve really got to try cover up No. 90 [Jason Pierre-Paul] as much as you can and big [Justin] Tuck,” Richardson said. “I think that if we cover the edges and run our hardest – don’t be doing all this juking and stuff like that, one move and go – I think we can have pretty good success in the running game.”
Richardson has shown flashes of the talent that led the Browns to trade up and take him with the third overall pick in the NFL draft, but in three of his first four games he’s been held under 50 yards. Richardson sounds confident that he can have his best game yet against the Giants.