Browns OC Norv Turner said during the week that "it all starts with [RB Trent Richardson],'' and that first handoff was symbolic. Richardson darted through the defense -- albeit with no pads or contact until Saturday -- as if homefield advantage were on the line.
"I completely trust it,'' Richardson said of the shin. "I did a lot of rehab on it and I did a lot of stuff in the off-season to build my muscle back up. Right now I’m feeling pretty good. When it comes down to it, you’re going to see my game elevate. ... I’m just going up this hill we’re climbing on. I’m going to keep striving to win every time.”
As the practice wore on, Richardson caught the ball out of the backfield well and turned upfield with speed and agility.
The main question mark with T-Rich is his durability. Can he hold up to the workload he's likely to see in Turner's offense.