This time, it is Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga providing that extra push, saying Richardson “didn’t do nothing spectacular” in his first game as a professional.
“He can run you over and you can miss a tackle, at the same time, from what we’ve seen he didn’t do nothing spectacular,” Maualuga said. “From running screens, missing passes, trying to find a hole when he’s running the ball. He just didn’t do anything spectacular from what I’ve seen. I’m pretty sure he’s going to want to get after it once he plays us.” (Source: CBS Sports)
The problem is, Maualuga actually has a point. Richardson didn’t do anything spectacular on Sunday, except obliterate Eagles safety Kurt Coleman and his helmet. Other than that, he rushed 19 times for a measly 39 yards and looked every bit like a guy who missed the entire preseason.
If there was ever a time to prove people wrong, this Sunday would be it, as the Browns take on the Bengals in Cincinnati.