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Trent Richardson: Andrew Luck and I can win a lot of games together

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Trent Richardson practiced with the Colts for the first time today, and he said afterward that he thinks he and quarterback Andrew Luck are going to find a lot of success together.

“I like to call it a one-two punch,” Richardson said. “Me and Andrew, we’ve been around each other for quite a while now leading up from the Heisman to the draft and training and stuff. Andrew’s a good guy, just meeting him and his family, just knowing what type of person he is and just knowing that we’re going to grow together, how young we are, we going to be here for a while. We’re not planning on going nowhere. We plan to be here, we plan to grow and we plan to win a lot of games.”

Richardson believes the Colts are going to be a very tough team to match up with.

“You got Reggie Wayne on the one side, you got T. Y. Hilton, you got Andrew and you got a good defense over there,” Richardson said. “Just with the whole program, like I said, we just got to take one play at a time and do whatever you can to maximize our strengths and get our different matchups and make sure we win every game.”

The Colts aren’t actually going to “win every game.” But Richardson and Luck may win a lot together, for a long time.

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76 Responses to “Trent Richardson: Andrew Luck and I can win a lot of games together”
  1. scaredhitless says: Sep 19, 2013 3:31 PM

    “Thanks Cleveland! You suck!”

    -signed every Jag, Texan and Titan fan.

  2. 12444uggg says: Sep 19, 2013 3:31 PM

    Heck ya! I’d hate to think the plan was something else.
    The 9ers game is a bit of a trial by fire, but in a few weeks this is going to pay off big time for The Colts.

  3. themagicman1223 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Damn he looks good in that blue, he’s gonna be real good for Colts now that he has a passing threat. That O-line is a cause of concern though.

  4. thepftpoet says: Sep 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Trent Richardson is gone
    The Brown’s franchise is now depleted
    The only word the Browns will ever know
    Is the word “Defeated”

  5. bensstinkyfingers says: Sep 19, 2013 3:36 PM

    Trent, based on what went down yesterday, I don’t think you can ever “plan” on being somewhere for a certain amount of time in the NFL business. Good luck to you though! Many loyal browns fans have had enough and may just finally get smart, and realize our team is going nowhere soon, and switch teams to invest their time and money into instead of the product Banner, and Lombardi are trying to sell to Cleveland fans.

  6. swaggyy says: Sep 19, 2013 3:36 PM

    Its like Peyton and Edge James again.

  7. hogan19 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:36 PM

    If I’m Trent I’m the happiest man in the world that I just went to a team with a chance of winning. Indy’s offence is gonna be unreal, but Andrew Luck doesn’t have the wisdom that comes with age like Weeden.

  8. mogogo1 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:36 PM

    What a strange turn of events for Richardson. On the one hand, he must feel totally betrayed and rejected by the Browns. On the other, he ends up with Andrew Luck as his QB. I have the feeling the rejection will fade over the years as he watches the Browns continue to flounder around.

  9. thesmartest1 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:36 PM

    Luck is awesome without him. With him the sky’s the limit.

  10. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 19, 2013 3:39 PM

    I’m surprised the Raiders didn’t offer a 1st, 2nd and 4th round pick for Richardson. If Carson Palmer was worth a 1st & a 2nd, what is TRich worth?

  11. doe22us says: Sep 19, 2013 3:42 PM

    It must be an easy playbook to learn, what the hell, its pretty simple when you see a crease run through it. Saw Richardson play this Sunday in Baltimore, dude is a strong runner very hard to bring down, but he wasnt exploding through the holes well.

  12. txtuff says: Sep 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    3.5 yards a carry won’t win a lot of games, but yes Andrew Luck will.

  13. grandpoopah says: Sep 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    It’s like the Colts have version 2.0 of Peyton-Edgerrin, only if Edgerrin couldn’t break 3.6 yards per carry.

  14. seabrawk12 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    ^^^^^ Yeah, the Seahawks D in 2 weeks will cause no threat whatsoever.

  15. radrntn says: Sep 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    yep that is what the eagles are saying as well right now…we can outscore you, and we have no d

  16. drinkblatz says: Sep 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    I see Trent with a Colts helmet. Based on the stupid new NFL rules doesn’t he have to wear his Browns helmet the rest of the year?

  17. purpblurpy says: Sep 19, 2013 3:46 PM

    Try beating the 49ers first Trent

  18. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:49 PM

    One piece away from Triplets. The whole AFC is probably shaking their heads and facepalming This latest stroke of Mike Lombardi buffoonery.

  19. rsh1023 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:50 PM

    I think too many people are getting hung up on the fact that Trent was a 1st round pick.

    The fact is you judge a player on his production and Richardson has had 2 carries of 20+ yards in his 18 game career. The bottom line is you DO NOT draft Rb’s in the 1st round of the draft. A mistake that Holmgren made that the current regime is trying to clean up.

    This list is proven fact why you don’t take a RB in the first round (especially the top 10). Here is a list of 1st round RB’s the past 5 years:

    Trent Richardson
    Doug Martin
    David Wilson
    Mark Ingram
    C.J. Spiller
    Ryan Mathews
    Jahvid Best
    Knowshon Moreno
    Donald Brown
    Beanie Wells

  20. mrplow3 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:52 PM

    “Heck ya! I’d hate to think the plan was something else.
    The 9ers game is a bit of a trial by fire, but in a few weeks this is going to pay off big time for The Colts.”

    The 9ers are 1-1 and played arguably the worst non Jags/ Browns game of the year last week. This is hardly trial by fire.

    Colts 24- 49ers 20

  21. tombradyswig says: Sep 19, 2013 3:52 PM

    and the Browns…. not so much!!

    Mike Lombardi, just LOL at that guy!!!!!!! Banner’s no good either!!

    Factory of sadness FOR LIFE, if it were up to them two jackholes!!!!

  22. bennyb82 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:52 PM

    I wish trades like this happened more often. It is extremely rare…for example, the Lions obviously need another WR. Kenny Britt is not really being used in Tennessee. What exactly would the Lions have to give up? A 4th rounder? Leshoure?

  23. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 19, 2013 3:52 PM

    I hope Colts fans aren’t getting their hopes too high. I heard a couple of stats today:

    1. Richardson has averaged more than 3.6 yards a carry only once in his last eight games.

    2. In his last 286 carries, Richardson has two runs of 20 yards or more.

    I think he’s a good player, but he’s far from the guy he was expected to be by now.

  24. longhairdontcare66 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:54 PM

    Just as a football fan I’m excited to see this team grow. T-Rich Luck and all the other young talent this will be a fun team to watch for years to come.

  25. easternshoresfinest says: Sep 19, 2013 3:54 PM

    Gotta agree with T Rich. They could be an offensive juggernaut.

  26. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Sep 19, 2013 3:56 PM

    Thank God Ditka isn’t coaching cause he would have given up a whole draft worth of picks to get TRich.

  27. indypappaw says: Sep 19, 2013 4:03 PM

    Long time reader, first time poster (can’t post from work, and can never get laptop away from indymammaw!) Anyway, very excited by this move. Could be just what we need for a balanced attack and get some of that pressure off of Andrew. I happen to work in the transportation business here in Indy, and as such had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Trent earlier today. Seemed like a very articulate and very polite young man. Just like we like ‘em here. Now I am not dreading the 9ers game so much as I was. Still likely we lose, but maybe not so ugly I have to stop watching. Never know though, just remember the Greenbay game last year……….

  28. patriots420 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:04 PM

    These guys might start a new dynasty if Trent works out and the defense grows over the next few years. I figure Brady and Manning will keep them down for 2-3 more years but after that all bets are off in the AFC.

    Luck needs a few years to get the nuance’s of the position down. I.E. hard counts pump fakes, and overall manipulating defenses. I think he will make Rodgers look like a poser in the semi mobile pocket passer class.

    Peyton has about 3 solid years left, given his talents and the Bronco’s future cap situation scares me, the have to pay Von and Demarius big money for sure. Welker is not getting younger and will be a FA after next year. Decker might walk next year having paid Peyton and the aforementioned two, which might cause havoc down the roster.

    Brady has a few more years than Peyton given his short pass decision based offense, with a better looking cap situation in NE, Gronk is locked up, it all weighs on the young receivers and how they develop. Dobson is a big target and looks promising if he can correct his drop problem. The defense is finally coming around to a SB caliber compliment, and they are pretty loaded at RB.

    At the end of the day the future looks like the road to the super bow in the AFC will run thru these 3 teams. It is fun to look into the future. Although a dark horse player or coach could come along and blow all of this up out of nowhere.

  29. riverace19 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:05 PM

    Hard to run when Weeden is your QB and you are looking at 8-9 in the box every down, not to mention the Browns leaky O line. Why don’t you look at YAC?? Much more telling stat than YPC. Richardson breaks tackles with the best of them. If he doesn’t average at least 4 YPC in the Colts offense THEN you can say T Rich is a bust

  30. texanfan62 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:05 PM

    They’ll be an offensive juggernaut when they get an Offensive Line and a Defense. They are going to get Luck Killed with that o-line.

  31. thegregwitul says: Sep 19, 2013 4:08 PM

    @rsh1023: I get the point of what you’re trying to say with your list of RBs, but there are some superstars on that list. Let’s break it down simply, with Stud, average and Bust:

    Studs: Doug Martin, C.J. Spiller

    Average: Ryan Mathews and Knowshon Moreno.

    Bust: Mark Ingram (probably the worst of the lot, maybe even over Wilson who is still young. Ingram is slow and ineffective in an explosive Saints offense), Beanie Wells, Donald Brown, David Wilson (the Giants reached for Wilson once Tampa jumped in front of them to steal Doug Martin) and Jahvid Best (a shame regarding Best as he was looking like CJ Spiller before Spiller looked like Spiller).

    Trent Richardson has the potential to join Martin and Spiller in the stud category, which is why the Colts rolled the dice, but he has to shake the injury bug and run with more purpose. Too often, Richardson would hit the wrong hole or get happy feet on his runs. I think Doug Martin is the more complete back and will have the better career and Alfred Morris has played much better than Richardson so far, but Trent is only 22 years old and is going to a solid team with a legit QB in Andrew Luck. I think he’ll be okay.

  32. spedman24 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:11 PM

    Luck is the 3rd best QB from last years draft, enough hearing about him…

  33. riverace19 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:12 PM

    Well okay YAC for Richardson in 2012 was 1.9… Not elite. But he will probably catch 50+ passes in 14 games with the Colts

  34. swaggyy says: Sep 19, 2013 4:20 PM

    Hopefully the Colts beat SF. I think they will.

  35. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:21 PM

    the colts can beat the 49ers, folks areacting like they are the big juggernaut n scared of them, the seahawks whooped on them, play them right and any team can beat them, play physical with AB and keep kaperfake contained, anythings possible!!

  36. indypappaw says: Sep 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Sep 19, 2013 4:21 PM

    the colts can beat the 49ers, folks areacting like they are the big juggernaut n scared of them,

    Naw, not scared, just realistic. But as I said earlier, I like our chances a lot better now. Just seems odd rooting against Harbaugh in a way. Most of the older folks like me will remember him as Capt. Comeback, one of our favorite sons here in Indy. The favorite before the Payton years without doubt. Anyways, I think it will be a much better game now, whichever way it goes.

  37. vikescry1 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:33 PM

    i feel bad for the browns fans…

  38. 11inthebox says: Sep 19, 2013 4:34 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician who says:
    I hope Colts fans aren’t getting their hopes too high. I heard a couple of stats today:

    1. Richardson has averaged more than 3.6 yards a carry only once in his last eight games.

    2. In his last 286 carries, Richardson has two runs of 20 yards or more.

    I think he’s a good player, but he’s far from the guy he was expected to be by now.
    —————————–
    I realize that these days everything is seen through a fantasy football prism, but a running backs production is routinely influenced by a few factors, like….

    how well his offensive line works together, a mixture of sets and personnel, and 3) the competency of the passing game.

    I don’t think Cleveland has exhibited any of those things.

  39. indypappaw says: Sep 19, 2013 4:37 PM

    Doh! I mean Peyton years. I work with a Payton, so I am always messing that up…..

  40. conormacleod says: Sep 19, 2013 4:38 PM

    If you’re Trent Richardson, is there really a down side to any of this? Moving? He’s rich, no biggee. Much better team. Everyone knows this. His yards per carry are bound to go up with a decent QB and better team, right? Seriously! Who complains about getting dumped by the fat chick and immediately getting hit on by the hot chick? Wait. Does that ever happen?

  41. 2ruefan says: Sep 19, 2013 4:38 PM

    The bad thing for the Browns here (kind of a head scratcher) is that they traded a guy who was (I think) the 4th overall pick in the draft for a Round 1 pick from a good team.

    So, if Indy does as well as last year or better this season, the pick could be as low as 28-32.

    Which is ALMOST a 2nd round Pick.

    So, if you really bottom line it, it may very well turn out that the Browns traded a guy they traded up in the 1st round (by one spot) to get and gave the Vikings a 4th, 5th and 7th round pick for a 2nd Round Pick.

  42. azarkhan says: Sep 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    grandpoopah says: Edgerrin couldn’t break 3.6 yards per carry.

    James averaged 3.6 or more yards per carry 9 out of 11 years. He averaged over 4 yards per carry 6 years. He also had 433 receptions. There’s this thing called google that you can use to get football stats. Try it.

  43. conormacleod says: Sep 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    spedman24 says:
    Sep 19, 2013 4:11 PM
    Luck is the 3rd best QB from last years draft, enough hearing about him…
    ——————————————–
    Even the casual fan knows Luck will have the longest, most successful, career of any other QB taken last year.

  44. dalcow4 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:45 PM

    Maybe they’ll win a lot of games in the future, but this year it doesn’t look that good for them.

    They’ll rack up loss #2 this weekend against SF, and face road losses at Chargers, Cincy, Titans, Texans, Chiefs, and will even lose at Arizona.

    Add two likely home losses to Seattle and Denver and we’re looking at a 6-10 team, folks.

    Then Cleveland fans will turn from tears to joy with #12-14 draft pick.

  45. hehateme2 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:47 PM

    Colt fans…. you’re not playing the last place schedule like last year. Better get used to reality.

    Got some nice pieces but so do others.

  46. eljefe322 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:50 PM

    All of the Richardson bashers – let’s see how they run without him. Do you expect Willis McGahee to tear it up? When Richardson was drafted, almost no one questioned him going third overall. Now suddenly he’s terrible?

    Waving that 3.5 average around is a joke when there are 8 men in the box on every play. Here’s a rookie’s stats – let me know if you’d get rid of this guy:

    196 carries, 679 yards, 7 TDs, 3.5 yards a carry
    33 receptions, 213 yards, 6.5 YPC.

    Those stats are worse than Trent’s. So you’d dump him, right?

    That would have been a mistake. Since it’s Walter Payton, who came into the league in a similar situation (losing team, no pass offense). Am I saying Trent is the next Walter? No. I am saying 18 games where he has had nowhere to run does not mean he’s a bust. We’ll see how he does in Indy.

  47. thetooloftools says: Sep 19, 2013 4:52 PM

    This was really a great move for Trent. Our Browns are a running joke even here in Cleveland. Now they have a green horn qb and just traded away their ONLY running option. Good luck with that this weekend.
    We are total losers. Oh and on top of that, our owner is going to prison.
    The Colts did well and I wish Trent Richardson only the best. He came from Alabama (those of many rings) to a team here in Cleveland he just knew sucked. He is going to be a beast.

  48. hehateme2 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:54 PM

    He certainty didn’t look like a 1st round pick when losing to the Dolphins.

  49. kingkornkahn says: Sep 19, 2013 4:57 PM

    If you think Eric Dickerson is coming to town you will be disappointed. A big man who dances may be entertaining(remember re-run?) but not a great trait for a back. If he can stay healthy, he will be effective though.

  50. jayniner says: Sep 19, 2013 5:01 PM

    “Andrew Luck and I can win a lot of games together”

    …Not starting this weekend, you don’t!

  51. toolkien says: Sep 19, 2013 5:03 PM

    Am I missing something about Luck? Don’t think he’s bad, but people seem to be under the impression he’s the next Brady or P Manning and tossing him(/Manning) in with the Montana/Young – Favre/Rodgers back-to-back pool. He had a mediocre year last year, and he’s upper middle of the road after two games this year. He certainly MAY develop into something but there seems to be a bandwagon already rolling along about the guy. I’m still hesitant to put Favre/Rodgers into the Montana/Young category until Rodgers gets a few more years under his belt. A guy has to have 7-8 years of great play to legitimately talk about HOF and Rodgers has a little ways to go yet. A mediocre rookie season plus two games doesn’t seem to much to go on as far as back-to-back HOFers. Are we so hard up for decent QB’s that Luck looks like something great?

  52. pacodawg says: Sep 19, 2013 5:10 PM

    McGhee free agent 4,8 yards a carry. T rich 3.6. I’m pretty sure my neighbor who plays high school ball could average that in the nfl. T rich is VERY overrated

  53. thefiesty1 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:16 PM

    Richardson is going to turn a lot of heads now that he is on a real team. Yards per were down because he was with Cleveland. Sorry, Cleveland, you’ll never get it.

  54. corvusrex96 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:21 PM

    The days of paying that much coin or use that high of a draft pick on a RB are over . The shock of trading T-Rich is not as much as the shock of using. 1st rd pick 3rd overall to begin with

  55. eljefe322 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:23 PM

    McGahee has a 4.1 yards-per-carry career average, not 4.8. And I am pretty sure your neighbor would get blown up on every play.

  56. normnailz says: Sep 19, 2013 5:24 PM

    11inthebox says:
    Sep 19, 2013 4:34 PM
    @Rick Spielman is a Magician who says:
    I hope Colts fans aren’t getting their hopes too high. I heard a couple of stats today:

    1. Richardson has averaged more than 3.6 yards a carry only once in his last eight games.

    2. In his last 286 carries, Richardson has two runs of 20 yards or more.

    I think he’s a good player, but he’s far from the guy he was expected to be by now.
    —————————–
    I realize that these days everything is seen through a fantasy football prism, but a running backs production is routinely influenced by a few factors, like….

    how well his offensive line works together, a mixture of sets and personnel, and 3) the competency of the passing game.

    I don’t think Cleveland has exhibited any of those things.
    ——————————-
    How does anything he say represent a fantasy football take? It’s simple, Richardson had an above average offensive line in front of him in Cleveland, but couldn’t break the 4.0 ypc plateau. Now we should all expect him to run all over defenses with a less than average OL in front of him. It just doesn’t add up. These mid-season trades never end up amounting to anything. Maybe he will prove me wrong, but I am not going to call him a stud RB until he shows us something. He was drafted in Fantasy Football as a stud RB by-the-way, only because he scored double digit TDs last year, not because he runs all over defenses.

  57. cornerstone2001 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:24 PM

    Geez. .I lost count of all the double negatives he used…….

  58. sampulls says: Sep 19, 2013 5:28 PM

    Just you and Luck? I guess you may as well trade the rest of the team away.

  59. wearethesteelers says: Sep 19, 2013 5:30 PM

    This trade saved his career. He would’ve rotted away in Cleveland.

  60. weepingjebus says: Sep 19, 2013 5:34 PM

    The way he’s been going Richardson was probably also the guy who won the Powerball last night.

  61. brownsclown says: Sep 19, 2013 5:48 PM

    If they win more than six games they’ll be doing better than Lombardturd and Joe Bummer! It will take those two three years to win that many. And those two POS’s have such a pathetic record that by that time, god willing, they’ ll both be out of the league (and Haslam in jail)!

  62. indy420 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:52 PM

    I hope Colts fans aren’t getting their hopes too high. I heard a couple of stats today:

    1. Richardson has averaged more than 3.6 yards a carry only once in his last eight games.

    2. In his last 286 carries, Richardson has two runs of 20 yards or more.

    I think he’s a good player, but he’s far from the guy he was expected to be by now.

    Well he has only been in the league 1 year and had to deal with the Browns offense. He now has a QB, Wr’s, and a quality RB(Bradshaw) to help him out. I don’t think you can judge a player from a rookie season in Cleveland.

  63. themagicman1223 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:55 PM

    @conormacleod Knows? I think Luck is the most talented QB but do you have a crystal ball? Anything can happen in an NFL career.

  64. jeremycrowhurst says: Sep 19, 2013 6:10 PM

    I love this kid’s attitude. His reaction right from the get-go — having found out about the trade by watching t.v. — has been nothing but class and “glass half-full”.

    Sign me “an instant Colts fan”.

  65. themagicman1223 says: Sep 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    The most talented QB in the 2012 draft class**

  66. indywilson40 says: Sep 19, 2013 7:05 PM

    Go Coats!!! Super Bow !!!!

  67. houdatgunnabeatdemtexans says: Sep 19, 2013 7:10 PM

    Colts will go 8-8. Trent Richardson will do you no good without an offensive line. Colts barely beat the raiders and lose to the dolphins? You really expect to make the playoffs? laughable.

  68. justadude71 says: Sep 19, 2013 7:17 PM

    Wait… since all players are only allowed to be fitted for a new helmet once a season, will he have th wear his old Browns one to ensure his safety?

  69. johnnyprc says: Sep 19, 2013 7:29 PM

    Yeah, I have to agree that T.Richardson will do very little good without an OLine. I also highly doubt Colts would have selected a RB in next years draft #1, so this decision hurts them in the long run as well.

  70. mrsmell says: Sep 19, 2013 7:36 PM

    If this trade works out, it could be like seeing Luck in his Standford days with Taylor in the backfield. Im going on a limb here and saying, watch out, Fleener is about to showcase.
    Only problem is that Defense.

  71. patfaninbflo says: Sep 19, 2013 7:39 PM

    indypappaw says: Sep 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Sep 19, 2013 4:21 PM

    the colts can beat the 49ers, folks areacting like they are the big juggernaut n scared of them,

    Naw, not scared, just realistic. But as I said earlier, I like our chances a lot better now. Just seems odd rooting against Harbaugh in a way. Most of the older folks like me will remember him as Capt. Comeback, one of our favorite sons here in Indy. The favorite before the Payton years without doubt. Anyways, I think it will be a much better game now, whichever way it goes.

    ___________________________________

    I used to love watching Jim H. when he was in Indy! It was heartbreaking when his Hail Mary didn’t connect at the end of the AFCG against the Steelers.

  72. indy420 says: Sep 19, 2013 8:13 PM

    @toolkien……. Am I missing something about Luck?

    Well, Luck broke rookie records for passing yards in a game and season, won 11 games with mostly rookies and players from a 2-14 team, made the playoffs and overall had a better rookie season than Peyton did when #18 had a better overall team around him.
    Sees like that is better than the mediocre year you claim. Really, hardup for decent QBs that Luck looks like something great…Do even know anything about football?

  73. tegan3 says: Sep 19, 2013 8:30 PM

    Comparing McGahee’s YPC to Richardson’s from last year is stupid, the Browns o line is worse than the Broncos backup line…of course the rb with the WAY better line would do better.

  74. latenightroach says: Sep 19, 2013 10:15 PM

    Funny how this 0-2 Colts team gets all this media coverage who just got beat by a team that gets zero respect (Miami 2-0), who also stuffed Trent Richardson in week one.

  75. seanpbeck says: Sep 19, 2013 11:07 PM

    You’ll get a beast, Colts fans. Played with broken ribs all last year and broke Jim Brown’s rookie TD and yardage records (had more games to do it). Also, Browns line was decent last year but his whole 18 game career here was spent without a proper blocking back and a right side of the line that was adequate at it’s best and poor the 1st 2 games this season. We only carried 2 TEs into this season, both of whom are better receivers than blockers. He was pulled on 3rd downs, even in short yardage situations, for a journeyman who was supposedly better at blitz pickup (I think that’s Cameron Wake’s cleat-print on Obie’s chest). Set up to fail because they knew they were gonna trade him all along and prove how smart they were (held him out of huge chunks of camp and pre-season to “keep him fresh”). Good luck Trent: stay healthy & have a Hall of Fame career.

  76. packersarethebest says: Sep 20, 2013 7:29 PM

    @hogan19 – really? You mean the same “wise” Weeden that the Browns, by trading Richardson, are explicitly acknowledging is not the quarterback they want? That same one?

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