In this week’s column for Pro Football Weekly, I consider the fact that Browns running back Trent Richardson is actually living up to expectations in Cleveland.
“The Browns won an ugly game last Sunday, outlasting the Chargers in a rain-soaked 7-6 slugfest. QB Brandon Weeden wasn’t spectacular, but he didn’t need to be anything more than efficient and careful with the football (which he was). The defense also stepped up to the challenge, holding the Chargers to only 265 yards of total offense.
But for the first time this season, rookie RB Trent Richardson put the team on his back and led it to victory. When the Browns selected him third overall in April’s draft, it was done with games like Sunday’s in mind.
Richardson’s stat line looked like this: 24 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown to go along with one catch for 12 yards. With 134 total yards, it was one of his best days as a pro.”
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