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Trent Richardson feels that he has to redeem himself for fumbling

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Colts running back Trent Richardson had about as bad a game as it’s possible for a running back to have on Saturday against the Chiefs: He touched the ball once, and he fumbled to set up a Chiefs touchdown.

Richardson hopes he’ll be able to do something against the Patriots to make up for that.

You feel like you’ve got to redeem yourself for it,” Richardson told the Indianapolis Star. “You feel like you’ve got to make a statement. . . . That’s one thing that my brother has always told me: the fastest way to get yourself on the bench is fumbling the ball. And that replays in my head every day when I come out to work.”

The question is, will the Colts give Richardson the chance to redeem himself? Donald Brown has proven himself to be the superior runner, averaging 5.3 yards a carry during the regular season to Richardson’s 2.9. (Everything goes so well when Brown gets the ball that even when he fumbled against the Chiefs, Andrew Luck picked it up and scored a touchdown.) The Colts might not give Richardson many opportunities at redemption in New England.

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32 Responses to “Trent Richardson feels that he has to redeem himself for fumbling”
  1. bobsacamano2 says: Jan 9, 2014 7:58 AM

    What is going on with this guy? Hard to believe that he kept Eddie Lacy on the bench at Alabama and is doing so much worse than him in the NFL.

    Also hard to believe that he’s doing worse on a good team than he did on a bad team.

  2. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 9, 2014 7:59 AM

    thinking of a word that starts with B and ends with ust….any guesses?

  3. uglydingo says: Jan 9, 2014 8:02 AM

    He looked really good in college but maybe he’s simply not as good as expected.

  4. baltimorons says: Jan 9, 2014 8:07 AM

    How about redeeming yourself for sucking?!?!

  5. deidunx says: Jan 9, 2014 8:08 AM

    I wish I could give up on this guy but Dammit Donald changed it around this year. Damn you Donald.

  6. hakunamangata says: Jan 9, 2014 8:08 AM

    Might want to start to redeem yourself for being being a two time first round pick BUST, first there TRich….

  7. barkymingo says: Jan 9, 2014 8:08 AM

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Sincerely,

    Browns Fan

  8. jerruhjones says: Jan 9, 2014 8:10 AM

    One of the very few bright spots for the Browns this year.

  9. gacoltfan says: Jan 9, 2014 8:23 AM

    Us Colt fans remember how big of a bust Donald Brown was his first few years. Here’s hoping Trent can turn it around too.

  10. dankinator says: Jan 9, 2014 8:43 AM

    I’m willing to give the guy another chance. I saw what he did in AL. I’ve also seen that my Colts haven’t yet been using him right. He’s a zone read guy and they haven’t run much of that. I think if they implement some of those plays for him, he could flourish.

    Everyone is calling him a bust, but everyone thought that of Donald Brown too and it took him 4 seasons to become what they had hoped for when he was drafted.

  11. Youknowimright says: Jan 9, 2014 8:44 AM

    He needs to redeem himself for ruining my fantasy team. Forget about ruining the colts, I waited all year for this guy to do something. Go pats get me some fantasy revenge.

  12. spicymudbugs says: Jan 9, 2014 8:59 AM

    Another Bama Bust

  13. jcmeyer10 says: Jan 9, 2014 9:02 AM

    Hey Trent, go long and we’ll tell you when to stop!

  14. ma5terbla5t3r says: Jan 9, 2014 9:06 AM

    This guy sure was worth a first round pick! The Browns actually did somethign right, but we all know they will waste the pick on some guy who will be out of the league in three years.

  15. streakap says: Jan 9, 2014 9:08 AM

    Virtually impossible for this guy to get a 100 yard game without 35 carries

    Absolutely no flash or vision … just falls for 1-2 yards a pop

  16. icanspeel says: Jan 9, 2014 9:24 AM

    Only way he will get a chance to redeem himself is if the Colts are winning by 3+ scores late in the 4th quarter. It’s playoff football, mistakes aren’t taken lightly, especially when performance has been sub-par.

  17. illinininer says: Jan 9, 2014 9:40 AM

    Yeah, he should put more pressure on himself… since that’s worked so well all season.

  18. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 9, 2014 10:01 AM

    This is one thing for Browns fans to smile about at least. Then they will draft another bust with that pick and all will be forgotten.

  19. cylondetector says: Jan 9, 2014 10:02 AM

    After 4 years a 537 yard season suddenly means Donald Brown is considered a non-bust?

    The hyperbole surrounding this guy is unreal.

  20. boyshole25 says: Jan 9, 2014 10:12 AM

    Bust. Donald brown is too

  21. fbjunkiedc says: Jan 9, 2014 10:19 AM

    He need’s to redeem himself for the colt’s giving up a first round pick for him. Brown’s made a great move by letting him go!

  22. hockeyman22 says: Jan 9, 2014 11:15 AM

    Shouldn’t he redeem himself for not being able to hit a hole and for being awful all year??

  23. urbusted2 says: Jan 9, 2014 11:38 AM

    Richardson hasn’t learned how to see a hole then hit it. He takes the ball and starts dancing while looking for a hole. He would be a great runner if he could ever acquire field vision.

  24. wimpyburgers says: Jan 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    It’s okay Trent.
    We appreciate anything that shuts up Irsay

  25. halkim says: Jan 9, 2014 1:04 PM

    To the Browns fans: admit it, you’d trade your team for the Colts any day.

  26. dcstinks says: Jan 9, 2014 1:13 PM

    redeem yourself with a new hairstyle.

  27. jolink653 says: Jan 9, 2014 1:35 PM

    I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence, but ever since the league changed the rules regarding runners lowering the helmet in the tackle box, Trent has completely gone in the toilet. His hit on Coleman was the textbook example the league used to ban that kind of play, but that’s what made him so effective running between the tackles. It’s not easy to change a running style, and having watched him this year, it seems obvious that something isn’t right. We all know he has the talent and he succeeded in his first year with Browns, so it’s not like he can’t play. A first round pick was still way too much to give up, but I think he can still be a really good back

  28. 2ruefan says: Jan 9, 2014 2:19 PM

    I think this guy’s issues are mental. If you watch film of him elsewhere, he has plenty of speed, quickness, moves and strength. (although he has never averaged more the 3.6 yds per carry in the NFL)

    But he just seems to go NOWHERE now. I think he is tentative, and afraid to make a mistake, and wants to “prove” something every time he touches the ball.

    I think he is the kind of back who just needs to get the ball more in order to get going in a game. Not a great fit in Indy to be honest…

  29. bgm9876 says: Jan 9, 2014 2:22 PM

    He was better with the browns. I don’t no why they traded him away. That was a stupid trade…

  30. lscratchingthesurface says: Jan 9, 2014 2:57 PM

    Hey, Indy sucked for Andrew Luck so somehow the football gods have to try and cause the rain to fall on the good and bad to even things out. Can’t wait to hear Indy GM compair T-Rich to Bo Jackson as they are so similar

  31. mrfrostyj says: Jan 9, 2014 3:02 PM

    halkim says:
    Jan 9, 2014 1:04 PM
    To the Browns fans: admit it, you’d trade your team for the Colts any day.
    ————————————————–
    Colts are 1-6 against AFC North teams in the last 3 years (1-1 against Cleveland). Browns pretty much can do that on their own. Pretty sure they’d love to have that cake of a division to compete in though.

  32. brownsclown says: Jan 9, 2014 3:17 PM

    The Cleveland GM, Mike Dumbturdi, is telling everyone that, off the record, he really wanted to keep TRich in the Factory of Madness. That’s all you really need to know!

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