Colts running back Trent Richardson has been a major disappointment since he was traded early last season from Cleveland to Indianapolis. But Richardson says he’s still the same player who was once viewed as an elite running back prospect.
Richardson, who is preparing to face his former team on Sunday, says he has the confidence to brush off the people who point out that he’s come up short in Indianapolis. That confidence stems from his own belief that he’s still the same guy who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
“When I hear people talk down about me, I just laugh at them and I say, ‘God bless you,’” Richardson said. “I want everybody to see and know that I’m still that running back, I’m still that guy that Cleveland chose with the third pick. A lot of people are saying Trent is a mistake and he was bad and he was that, but I’m telling you folks now, watch these next four weeks and see what happens.”
Whether it's true or not, it seems like Dan Herron has passed Richardson after just one week, and despite fumbling. As the story points out, through Richardson's first 27 games as a Colt, he has averaged 3.05 yards a carry and 33.5 yards a game.