Trent Richardson was a major disappointment in Indianapolis last season, rushing for just 458 yards and 2.9 yards a carry in 14 games after the Colts shipped a first-round draft pick to Cleveland to acquire him. But Richardson sees big things ahead this year.
Asked if he thinks he can gain 1,000 yards this year, Richardson scoffed that his goals are a lot higher than that.
“A thousand is not the goal. For me, it’s personal. I’m going to keep it to myself. But a thousand is not it for me. It’s higher,” Richardson said, via the Indianapolis Star.
This year Richardson believes his greater understanding of the offense will allow him to play a greater role on the team.
“I can’t wait to be involved in the passing game, even if it’s just pass blocking,” Richardson said. “I’m trying to be a three-down back. It would be four if they let me play special teams.”
Richardson may find himself relegated to special teams if he doesn’t play a lot better in 2014 than he did in 2013.