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Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:10am
The second-year wide receiver was on the field for 45 snaps in Indianapolis' 42-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The playing time produced all of two catches for seven yards.
The quiet afternoon was part of a disturbing trend for Hilton.
Hilton had two big games coming off the team's loss of WR1 Reggie Wayne, but Hilton admitted lately he's been drawing double teams and also team's top cornerbacks. Hilton is becoming a risky play at this point because over the last four weeks he has just 17 receptions for 135 yards. On top of that, it's another tough matchup against Houston in Week 15.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:42pm
But despite all the intensifying chatter on Richardson and his struggles since his much-debated September trade from the Cleveland Browns to the Colts, the team would argue one important angle has been overlooked.
Richardson's lack of success in the short term actually has little impact on the Colts' view of him in the long term. Put simply, the Colts made the trade to fill a current need, but also because they saw it as a deal that helps them in the future, when they believe Richardson can be better integrated into their offense.
As the story points out, the Colts dropping Richardson on the depth chart is not tantamount to the team making assumptions about tomorrow. They stand behind the decision to start Donald Brown on Sunday; even Richardson said it was the right call. It will be tough for owners in keeper leagues to protect Richardson and his stock going into next year could fall. But, he'll be a guy to take a shot on outside of the first round.
Wayne: Trent Richardson felt 'forced' into offense
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:29pm
"He came to me, he wasn't pouting or anything. This was the next day after he found out he was demoted and he said, 'Now I can sit back and actually watch the way it's supposed to be done.' He kind of feels that he was maybe forced into it early without actually learning it."
Whatever the reason for Richardson's struggles, he's playing behind Donald Brown now. Brown should be a solid RB2-type the rest of the way. He is the #21 RB since Week 9.
Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:34pm
Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:44pm
Colts RB Donald Brown played 49 offensive snaps out of 65 on Sunday and finished the game with 54 rushing yards on 14 carries (3.9 yards per carry). Richardson played 13 snaps and had 5 five carries for 19 yards (3.8 yards per carry).
“[He] earned the opportunity,” Pagano said of the new starters. “Donnie (Donald Brown) earned the opportunity the way he was working and running the football. Felt like, we’re still going to use two backs, but earned the opportunity to get in there and do that."