Trent Richardson will play in CFL for first time on Saturday

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By Saturday night, we’ll be able to enjoy fresh highlights of running back Trent Richardson missing a wide-open hole and running in to the rear ends of his blockers.

Via Sportsnet.ca, Richardson is expected to make his CFL debut on Saturday, playing for the 7-6 Saskatchewan Roughriders against the Toronto Argonauts. Former NFL linebacker Victor Butler plays for Toronto, and he is one of the few who will rave about Richardson.

The guy is a great back,” Butler said, via Sportsnet.ca. “When you play against guys like him, the worst thing you can do is one, underestimate him, and two, disrespect him. You’ve got to respect his game, the caliber of player he is.”

Are we talking about the same Trent Richardson who flamed out of the NFL and who hasn’t played since 2014? Apparently, we are. And, apparently, there’s more.

“The guy can fly,” Butler said. “He’s elusive . . . and can catch the ball out of the backfield. When you can put all those things together in one bag: Speed, power, quickness and vision . . . it makes him dangerous.”

Tasked with scheming to stop Richardson, a top-three pick of the Browns in 2012, will be fellow NFL washout Marc Trestman, who is coaching the Argos after a failed detour as coach of the Bears and offensive coordinator of the Ravens.

14 responses to “Trent Richardson will play in CFL for first time on Saturday

  1. Maybe he got in shape. Maybe he stopped taking football for granted. There’s something to be said for motivation and the disrespect to his game he has had to endure. This is his only way back to the big show. We will find out soon enough though.

  2. Good for him for doing it. Lot of pride gets in the way for others but if your not ready to stop playing the game opportunities are there. Swallow your pride and and play on

  3. “When you can put all those things together in one bag: Speed, power, quickness and vision . . . it makes him dangerous.”

    Problem with Trent is a few of those ingredients often fall out of the bag.

  4. I commend Trent Richardson for going to Canada and working to get back to the NFL.
    Unlike some other players who have not made it in the NFL and sit around and whine. Best of luck to Trent and any other player who is willing to work to keep their NFL dreams alive.

  5. Kelly’s Chronicles says:
    October 4, 2017 at 10:48 am
    Maybe he got in shape. Maybe he stopped taking football for granted. There’s something to be said for motivation and the disrespect to his game he has had to endure. This is his only way back to the big show. We will find out soon enough though.
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    Maybe he realized that there is absolutely no other job he is qualified to do. Maybe his University of Alabama “education” isn’t quite opening the doors he had hoped. Maybe, like many players, he somehow thought the checks would keep coming forever and didn’t save any of his money.

  6. He can fly? He’s elusive? The only thing he eludes is wide open running lanes.

    “Speed, power, quickness and vision” lol

    Speed? His feet were so slow it looked like looked like had cement bricks for shoes.

    Power? His legs went limp at first contact and he couldn’t break a single tackle.

    Quickness? He couldn’t hit an open hole before it closed if his job depended on it.

    Vision? He was so blind that he thought the backs of his o-linemen was the open field, and now that his new team wears green jerseys that probably ain’t gonna improve either.

    If he had “all those together in one bag” he’d still be in the NFL. He has none of them.

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