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Jim Irsay tweets about “this day of monster trade”

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According to Colts owner Jim Irsay, the team has a big move in the works.

On Wednesday afternoon, Irsay tweeted that there was an announcement coming soon and then followed that up a short time with another bit of his inimitable verse that referred to “this day of monster trade.”

The Colts have said they plan to make a move at running back in the wake of losing Vick Ballard for the season. Irsay’s tweets could be the first sign that they’ve reached a deal to bring in some backfield help or there could be something else in the works to shock the system in Indianapolis.

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193 Responses to “Jim Irsay tweets about “this day of monster trade””
  1. icdogg says: Sep 18, 2013 5:57 PM

    Drunk-tweeting again, I see.

  2. elwaysagenius says: Sep 18, 2013 5:57 PM

    He could also be really overselling an average player

  3. pjofar77 says: Sep 18, 2013 5:57 PM

    Kenny Britt?

  4. wearethesteelers says: Sep 18, 2013 5:58 PM

    Drunk again

  5. salscobrakai says: Sep 18, 2013 5:58 PM

    MJD?

  6. dirtysouthniner says: Sep 18, 2013 5:59 PM

    Frank gore f or a 3rd rounder!! Only Kidding

  7. DaveKShape says: Sep 18, 2013 5:59 PM

    Can’t wait to see what underwhelming trade this is.

  8. agold831 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:00 PM

    Michael Bush? He needs a new home and would be better suited in Indy where he may get an opportunity to start

  9. dwats says: Sep 18, 2013 6:00 PM

    He’s gonna IR Luck so they can tank for Clowney?

  10. drekomp says: Sep 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    Toby Gerhart for a 3rd round pick. Do it.

  11. jetsclaps says: Sep 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    No!!!! I need Bradshaw to start fantasy now that David Wilson has completely failed.

  12. tvjules says: Sep 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    Marshawn Lynch? Please!!!

  13. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 18, 2013 6:02 PM

    Luck for Gabbert

  14. dtownsportslions says: Sep 18, 2013 6:02 PM

    MJD would be my guess. The only one that makes sense for him to be this excited. Or he could just be drunk tweeting again.

  15. legend30 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:03 PM

    Mikel LeShoure? That wouldn’t be a “MONSTER TRADE.”

  16. thewizardofbs says: Sep 18, 2013 6:03 PM

    Ha! He said the same thing when they traded for Vonte Davis. How’s that working out for them?

  17. hummer53 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:03 PM

    Chris Johnson for 2014 1st Rder ?

  18. tavisteelersfan says: Sep 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    Leshore.

  19. therevrand says: Sep 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    McFadden?

  20. kperagine says: Sep 18, 2013 6:05 PM

    Money can’t buy class.

  21. soforizo says: Sep 18, 2013 6:06 PM

    Save it. We were here last year, with his so-called MONSTER acquisitions.

  22. goldiehawn9 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:06 PM

    I think the trade is for Ryan Matthews

  23. rdrs68 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:07 PM

    Perfect example of why the world does not need Twitter or Twits. If one had to be licensed to tweet Irsay would have his revoked.

  24. supermadelf says: Sep 18, 2013 6:09 PM

    Cleveland doesn’t seem to care anymore, I’m going with Richardson.

  25. onemilemore says: Sep 18, 2013 6:09 PM

    Mark Ingram. “Rollin’” and “Tidal Wave” are big clues.

  26. possumsauce says: Sep 18, 2013 6:09 PM

    I’m going to give him a pass on the grammar on the assumption he was reduced to typing with his tongue when there was no place to put down either of his jumbo highballs.

  27. maddenisfordorks says: Sep 18, 2013 6:11 PM

    Someone suspend this moron’s Twitter account.

    Or require a sobriety test before he can touch a smartphone or computer.

  28. bradybbgoat says: Sep 18, 2013 6:12 PM

    Notable players whose contracts expire after this season:

    Darren McFadden
    Maurice Jones-Drew
    Joique Bell
    Ben Tate
    LeGarrette Blount
    Isaac Redman
    Rashard Mendenhall

  29. artvan15 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:12 PM

    The Colts and Ravens are trading teams. Baltimore Colts are back!!!!

  30. haansel82 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:13 PM

    Bryce Brown?

  31. slayer1224 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    Mark Ingram?

  32. marcinhouston says: Sep 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    Mark Ingram is available.

  33. broncosaddict says: Sep 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    Tiki’s comes out of retirement….everyone is flabbergasted!!

  34. gregski79 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    Ryan Williams perhaps? Not that it would be a huge trade.

  35. silverhornet says: Sep 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    Mark Ingram, book it.

  36. johnnyprc says: Sep 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    Percy Harvin – Seattle decided it doesn’t need him.

  37. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    C’mon Lions, let’s get involved! So is it LeShoure or Joique Bell, and would you like Burleson or Scheffler as a sweetener?

  38. Ben Tonak says: Sep 18, 2013 6:16 PM

    Fred Jackson

  39. lilpuppy says: Sep 18, 2013 6:16 PM

    their TE is also out isn’t he? Mikal LeShoure and Brandon Pettigrew for a couple of kicking tee’s

  40. tvjules says: Sep 18, 2013 6:17 PM

    They could trade for Adrian Peterson, and it wouldn’t help until they get that offensive line fixed!!

  41. gmenfan1982 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:17 PM

    This dude’s tweets make him look like a bot. Or some kind of malware email message.

  42. manofsteel22 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    To me the only one that would make sense is Ben Tate maybe ?

  43. chiadam says: Sep 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    Glug glug glug glug glug.

  44. icelandnfl says: Sep 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    Finally signing Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the strongest men in Iceland.

  45. ottawabrave91 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    he also had said the need for better pass protection. Branden Albert!!!

  46. floratiotime says: Sep 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    Him shutting his pie hole would do for a start.

  47. djlexluger says: Sep 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    Trent Richardson.

  48. GenXJay says: Sep 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    gotta be one of the two greatest rookie rbs gb drafted this year

  49. birdzflyinhigh says: Sep 18, 2013 6:20 PM

    It’s Trent Richardson! WOW COLTS, big deal!!!

  50. dtownsportslions says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    Schefter just said the trade is for Trent Richardson. What are the Browns doing??

  51. aosplayo says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    Trent Richardson for a 1st

  52. ramitbaby says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    As a Ram fan, I’d be happy to trade the Colts Isaiah Pead for a 7th rounder if they promise to take Brian Schottenheimer too.

  53. maiphatdong says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    Trent Richardson…wow

  54. stairwayto7 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    Ryan Williams of Cards!

  55. iamshamrocker says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    I heard he picked up Aaron Hernandez off waivers. Nicely done, Jim.

  56. sportnorcal says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    Traded for Trent Richardson for their 1st Round Pick.

  57. nevd83 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    TRENT RICHARDSON??

    That is a hell of a move by the Colts!

  58. jayrast says: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Tiki Barber?

  59. mianfr says: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Trent is indeed a shocker, after just 18 games…

  60. dbot1800 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Well, he didn’t oversell it.

    Trent Richardson

  61. zorollie says: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Trent Richardson

  62. mjzaky says: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Trent Richardson, rumor is Browns are fed up with him..

  63. Renewed Republic says: Sep 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Trent Richardson

  64. motown81 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    Trent Richardson is coming to the Colts!

  65. longislandcowboysfan says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    Trent Richardson for a first rounder

  66. pmw1718 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    It’s for Trent Richardson.

  67. boyshole25 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    Trent Richardson wow

  68. drmobert19 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    trent richardson

  69. chasechorleone313 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    The just got trent Richardson for 1st rounder

  70. liquidzoo says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    Trent Richardson, but I’m not sure what they gave up for him.

  71. drmobert19 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    book it

  72. greenejoemean says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Arian Foster

  73. vikingsgohard says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    MJD is injured Matthews isn’t leaving SD … Not that I care but it could be T.Garhart he’s a bruiser and hardly any playing time in 4yr behind AD … I’d actually be happy for him cuz his situation is probably worst them AD since at Least Adrian gets to play

  74. hatesycophants says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson.

  75. fanofthegame77 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Robert Turbin

  76. luckmylogicalballs says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson!

  77. nrdpmp says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Hello Trent Richardson….

  78. babybull12 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    steven ridley for t.y. hilton?

  79. wizwix says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson! Glad I got him on my ff team…

  80. sun602 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    trent richardson.

  81. kremis says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson

  82. ddogdaddy says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    How about Trent Richerson. Is that big enough?

  83. stlunatik says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson?! Holy crap!!

  84. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Traded for Trent Richardson for a 1st rounder. That is a pretty monster trade.

  85. dougyc123 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson!!!!!!!!!

  86. gromgrimfist says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    wow Richardson really

  87. 700levelvet says: Sep 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    Trent Richardson

  88. clebrowntown says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Browns just announced Trent Richardson’s going to Colts for 2014 1st rounder pick

  89. falcons999 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Richardson!!! Okay, that is a monster trade.

  90. Ben Tonak says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Nope. Trent Richardson! Browns, what are you thinking?

  91. bigmike7914 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    WOW!!!!!! THEY JUST TRADED FOR TRENT RICHARDSON!!!!!

  92. jzone954 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    They just acquired Trent Richardson

  93. bennyblanco99 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Trent Richardson to the Colts for 1st Round pick

  94. marauder6 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Trent Richardson! Wow! It’s week 2 and the Browns gave up already???

  95. ravishingrickrude says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Trent Richardson

  96. stosh68 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Trent Richardson is kind of big.

  97. myhawks1976 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Damn…. it’s Trent Richardson. WOW!!!

  98. chiadam says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Whoa!! He was right this time. it’s for Trent Richardson.

  99. floridaeagles says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    It’s for Trent Richardson somehow, hell of a move.

  100. dbp29 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    The Cleveland Browns have traded former first-round pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round pick, according to a league source.

    Via Adam Schefter

  101. celty00 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Trent Richardson was traded to the colts for a 2014 first round draft pick

  102. silkyjohnson937 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trent Richardson for a 1st rd pick.

  103. iamdanabnormal says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    they got trent richardson from the browns for a first next year.

    wow.

  104. mattyork1972 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    If its me being a GM I’m trying to get Ben Tate,Fred Jackson

  105. booby120 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trent Richardson for a 1st

  106. grumpyoleman says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Why did the browns give up so easily on Trent ?

  107. FlashPatterson says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    I bet its Trent Richardson

  108. johnnycamparm says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trent Richardson!

  109. nyg201 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    TRENT RICHARDSON! TO THE COLTS WOW!

  110. texansfan713 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trade is for trent richardson according to NFL.com. traded their 2014 first round pick for him

  111. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    LeShoure – and Ill spell it right.

  112. themagicman1223 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trent Richardson to the Colts!!!

  113. dortega2388 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trend Richardson to Colts for 3rd rounder

  114. grantlee11 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trent Richardson

  115. icdogg says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Guess I was wrong, they just traded a 1st for Trent Richardson

  116. first2bomb says: Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Trent Richardson… Deal is done

  117. socalskinsfan says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Schefter reporting Trent Richardson for a 1st.

  118. thesportsguy52 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    They just traded for Trent Richardson. Not kidding.

  119. dortega2388 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    *1st round

  120. revischrist16 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Trent Richardson, wtf are the Browns thinking? Only 1 1st round pick, which will be less than what they drafted him for.

  121. jdubfla says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Richardson

  122. ravenousmind says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Trent Richardson

  123. niner650 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Trent Richardson. Now that is BIG

  124. ravensworknotsteel says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    B. Pierce for R. Wayne & mid-late 2014 pick

  125. rando74 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    It was Trent Richardson

  126. bandoy767 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    WOW Trent Richardson! ok thats worthy of MONSTER

  127. floriorealitychkr says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Trent Richardson coming from Cleveland…mark it down…book it./

  128. rgwhodey says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Sounds like Trent Richardson got outta Cleveland and is on his way to Indy, great trade Indy

  129. nyg201 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    JIMMY WASN’T PLAYING!!!

  130. giantjay2013 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    I just got a notice on NFL mobile… Trent effin Richardson for next years First rnd pick

  131. spr41 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Stevan Ridley for a WR and a pick, or Knowshown Moreno for an OL or David Wilson from Giants.

  132. johnnyqbp says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Richardson Wow!!

  133. mauijim3 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    ESPN and NFL.com reporting it’s for Trent Richardson in exchange for a first round pick. That fits Irsay’s description.

  134. canesgiants says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Richardson

  135. bearsfan4life says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Trent Richardson for a 1st round pick is what was claimed on Waddle & Silvy

  136. wolfies30 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    It’s Trent Richardson

  137. mitchem85 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Trent Richardson for a 1st

  138. ravenzombie says: Sep 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    Trent Richardson … I just heard it but how could you guys not guess by his tweet…. TIDAL wave.. ROLLIN the dice…. Roll Tide?

  139. phillyphan77 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    Bryce Brown to the Colts for a safety, corner, or 2nd rounder.

  140. mitchem85 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    It’s Trent Richardson .. For a first rd pick

  141. purpledrank26 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    Trent Richardson ?!

  142. rhamrhoddy says: Sep 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    Am I the only one who looks at the timestamp of some of his wacky tweets?

  143. firewolf777 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    Who saw this coming

  144. robinandtony101 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    yea Trent Richardson

  145. adamagedbillsfan says: Sep 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    Richardson for a 1st round pick…did NOT see that one coming.

  146. 12444uggg says: Sep 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    never mind, t rich is killing my fantasy team all ready and I’m a colts fan. dang.

  147. lakedog19352 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    Fozzy Whitaker?

  148. donth8thehorns says: Sep 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    Wow, now they will have 2 1st rounders next year, can get their QB and replace at running back, smart move for the browns!!

  149. makavelidafins says: Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Trent richardson damn I just trade for bradshaw

  150. legend30 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Wow…….. Trent Richardson!?!?!?

  151. spr41 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Or Trent Richardson. LOL

  152. blueballz77 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Wow T rich factory of sadness

  153. theallegedone says: Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Holy moly! TRENT RICHARDSON!

  154. indychiefsfan says: Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Trent Richardson

  155. reggiesluck8712 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:32 PM

    Trent Richardson !!!

  156. dwarftosser says: Sep 18, 2013 6:32 PM

    Huh.

  157. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 18, 2013 6:32 PM

    Indy’s front office moves and talent acquisition have never really impressed me, but now that I know a 14 year old girl is actually running the show, I’m totally floored. That is one talented belieber.

  158. dmdlion says: Sep 18, 2013 6:34 PM

    Holy crap! Trent Richardson. I guess Browns already giving up.

  159. mackcarrington says: Sep 18, 2013 6:34 PM

    You deserve a drink Jimmy!!
    Good move.

  160. ryno39 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:35 PM

    its trent richardson!!!

  161. j0esixpack says: Sep 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    He’s lured Barry Sanders out of retirement.

  162. weepingjebus says: Sep 18, 2013 6:37 PM

    Anyone heard who it is yet?

    lol

  163. ziplock10 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:37 PM

    Drunk ___ like his father! Was a Colt fan as a child… I hated the whole AFC since. What a moron.

  164. denverwally says: Sep 18, 2013 6:38 PM

    Trent Richardson for a first round pick? … finally, Cleveland does something right!
    Hey Indy, the only way this deal makes sense for you is if you get the Alabama O-line from 2 years ago to come along with Trent. Otherwise you just got rolled big-time by the Browns.
    Not a Browns fan here but I always love seeing Irsay look like a moron. Well done Cleveland, well done.

  165. camdenyard says: Sep 18, 2013 6:39 PM

    silly Clowns

  166. picking6s says: Sep 18, 2013 6:39 PM

    Browns giving Willis mcgahee a physical

  167. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:40 PM

    come on to indy trent , come play for a real team and QB!!

  168. tolan04 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:40 PM

    Browns are the browns

  169. soforizo says: Sep 18, 2013 6:41 PM

    I take it back, crazy but indeed MONSTER!

  170. peopletrains says: Sep 18, 2013 6:43 PM

    I guess Willis McGahee is more Chud’s style. Terrible trade. The Browns were a QB short of competing for the playoffs in a wide open AFC North and now they are a QB and a RB short.

  171. reeggss says: Sep 18, 2013 6:46 PM

    Who takes RB job in Cleveland now? They are brining in McGahee for a workout.

  172. oneandtwenty123 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:47 PM

    the browns thought so much of trent that they took him out of the game near the goal line and on third and twos all day on sunday

    well played cleveland

  173. doublezero74 says: Sep 18, 2013 6:52 PM

    Is Jim Irsay a 13 yr old girl?

  174. justintuckrule says: Sep 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    Luck for a bottle of Louis XIV

  175. slammincamnewton says: Sep 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    Judging by this thread, it’s Trent Richardson.

  176. justintuckrule says: Sep 18, 2013 6:54 PM

    Trent Richardson for a 1st rd. pick is definitely a Browns’ type move.

  177. yooperman says: Sep 18, 2013 7:00 PM

    He was at the bar and talked Paul Horning to come out of retirement.

  178. thewizardofbs says: Sep 18, 2013 7:03 PM

    Horay! I’m out of Cleveland!

    Signed:

    Trent Richardson

  179. mattyork1972 says: Sep 18, 2013 7:10 PM

    its shocking to say the least and not one of you saw that coming till it was announced don’t care what you say

  180. redsoxu571 says: Sep 18, 2013 7:14 PM

    What a great comments thread…a whole mess of people (rightly) speculating on who the RB would be and figuring that Irsay was blowing smoke again, and then a sudden switch to “whoa!” The internet wins again…

  181. jtumen88 says: Sep 18, 2013 7:41 PM

    OMG GUYS I BET IT’S TRENT RICHARDSON

  182. officialgame says: Sep 18, 2013 7:50 PM

    Joey Banner!!!! Little Joey Banner!!!!!!

  183. dirtybird28 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:54 PM

    They’re like trading cards to him. every single player.

  184. sfsugator says: Sep 18, 2013 9:29 PM

    Just another day at the office for Jim and Ryan putting together a powerhouse and now Andrew Has a horse to hand the ball off too. gonna be scary when Ballard comes back next year.

  185. swaggyy says: Sep 19, 2013 1:17 AM

    Not sure if anyone saw the comments, but its Trent Richardson

  186. defscottyb says: Sep 19, 2013 3:21 AM

    Eric Dickerson

  187. Erik says: Sep 19, 2013 7:28 AM

    I love reading through these comments. There’s the immediate jubilation by Colts fans and disgust of Browns fans…but letting it sink in I wonder how many people realize that no one gives up a first for RB’s anymore, except for Irsay.

  188. delsj says: Sep 19, 2013 1:33 PM

    It’s true that the RB position has been devalued in the draft over the last 3 years, but I would argue that only makes Richardson that much more special. He was the 3rd pick overall in 2012. No other RB from 2011-2013 was drafted higher than 28th.

    Seems like a good gamble for the Colts to me. If he works out that will push the pick the Browns got into the 20s easily. Another 1st round pick may help the Browns get in position to get a franchise QB next year, but then again they may get into that position all on their own.

  189. macbull says: Sep 20, 2013 9:23 AM

    The Colts and Irsay come out of this looking like they just pulled off one of the biggest heists in NFL history.

    This is what “good management” does…they search for those franchises with weak, inexperienced management, and they take advantage without looking like they are taking advantage.

    Contrary to what some might think, Joe Banner has “NEVER” been in charge of the football side of any football franchise.

    …Joe Banner’s claim to fame in the NFL…he is one of the best “bean counters” in the NFL.

    Jimmy Haslam, the Browns new owner…I seriously doubt he even cares about the Browns team he bought just a year ago.

    Haslam is facing a federal lawsuit (Pilot Flying J) hoping he will not be living in a 9 X 9 cell for the next few years….I seriously doubt that Haslam gives a damn what Banner is doing with his team.

    Notice, while Irsay is happy to address media about the trade for Richardson…Jimmy Haslam IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND and silent, concerning the trade.

    …THAT SPEAKS volumes for those asking who got the best deal, the Browns or the Colts.

    Irsay took advantage of the Browns weak management, knowing they were ripe and easy pickings…

  190. kscogg says: Sep 20, 2013 12:21 PM

    having no horse in this race, i kinda feel like the colts are reaching here. yes, it is true they needed a running back but giving up a 1st round pick? don’t you think jacksonville would have moved MJD for a 3rd or a 4th? that list of RBs whose contracts are up at the end of the season has some interesting and talented names on it. richardson is a nice player, so far anyways, but a solid veteran presence might have been the better fit for this young team.

    bradshaw is not solid, he is a hot head, injury prone chump.

    maybe the browns, unknowingly, did something right for a change. still you have to wonder why they waived the white flag so soon.

  191. tvguy22 says: Sep 20, 2013 1:59 PM

    I love 200 posts in a row breaking the news.

  192. cheapglazers says: Sep 23, 2013 2:52 PM

    If Trent Richardson is a bust, doesn’t it mean the Browns got a steal in a first round pick in return for him? I mean if they tried to trade him in a few years, I’m sure his trade value would be much less. At least the Browns get another shot at getting it right with another pick. Richardson was great in collage, but isn’t as explosive on the NFL level. He has one of the lowest yard-per-carry averages in the league.

  193. mkar1835 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:46 PM

    Dear Jim and Grigs,

    How’s that “dice rollin’” working out for you?

    Sincerely,

    Joe Banner

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