Colts beat writer Mike Wells: Not starting Trent Richardson would be admitting that the trade with Cleveland was a complete bust. Richardson will continue to be the starter, but Ahmad Bradshaw will get his fair amount of carries with his load continuing to increase if Richardson can’t hold onto the ball. Richardson was going to be one of the most talked-about players in the Philly game if the Colts had won because he had his best rushing game (79 yards) since coming to Indianapolis in September 2013. Richardson was talked about a lot after the game, but not in a good way. The Colts recovered his first fumble, but his second one led to an Eagles touchdown and played a significant factor in why they lost the game.
For Ahmad Bradshaw owners, it doesn't matter much if Richardson is the starter in name only. It just means that Richardson will get the first chance to shine, which he rarely does. Week 3 could be the exception, with a tasty matchup against the Jaguars.