Injured Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne said this week that running back Trent Richardson told him that being demoted from the starting lineup would be a chance to pick up more of an offense he’s been learning on the fly since coming to the Colts in a trade early this season.
Richardson said pretty much the same thing to reporters on Thursday. Richardson said that the lack of experience in the offense “slows you down” because of thinking too much and that he can’t argue with what he called the “humbling” decision to elevate Donald Brown to the starting lineup.
“I think it’s only fair that Donald is the starter, especially the production he’s been putting up and the numbers,” Richardson said, via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “He’s been playing good ball. I tell people all the time that when I first got here they thought it was a two-headed monster with me and Ahmad [Bradshaw]. I always said it was a three-headed monster.”
The last two weeks have given Richardson a chance to “sit down and dig my head into it,” a process that has left him feeling good about where things are going with the Colts. He’ll get more chances, something that the price they paid to get him guarantees, but it might take a while before they come on the first offensive snap of the game.