Browns running back Trent Richardson was unhappy after Sunday’s loss to the Redskins — unhappy not only with the loss, but with the fact that he only got 11 carries. And he told Cleveland fans that they deserve better.
“Today we let ourselves down and we let the whole city of Cleveland down — especially, the season-ticket holders,” Richardson said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I feel bad for them and I want to say as a man, I just want to come to them and apologize because this was the last home game. We’re supposed to go out with a blast. It was a big ballgame and we didn’t do what we were supposed to do.”
Early in the game, Richardson was the focal point of the Browns’ offense, and he scored two early touchdowns to give Cleveland a 14-10 lead in the second quarter. But as the Browns fell behind, they turned away from Richardson, and he had two carries for zero yards after giving the Browns that second-quarter lead. He didn’t like that.
“I think we’ve just got a game plan, and the game plan we had at the beginning of the game, I think we should’ve stuck with it. But we didn’t stick with the game plan and we tried to go do some other stuff, and the outcome came in a different way,” Richardson said. “It’s shocking. But like I said, the game’s much bigger than me. I’ve got to let coach do what he does.”
If Richardson has a problem with coach Pat Shurmur, the good news for Richardson is that in two weeks, Shurmur may be fired.