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.