Colts Blowout Jags, Trent Richardson Unimpressive


Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) runs past Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller (97) in the second quarter of their game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts mud hole stomped the hapless Jaguars in what was supposed to be a get well game for Trent Richardson, who was in his second game with the team.  The Colts drubbed the Jags 37-3 without Ahmad Bradshaw, who was out with a neck injury, clearing the way for Richardson to get the bulk of the workload.  Richardson ran for 60 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown and long of 12 yards.  He also caught 2 passes for a combined 1 yard.  Donald Brown had 3 carries for 65 yards with a 50 yard run.  The Colts hope to get more out of Richardson as they prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks next week.

Meanwhile, Willis McGahee was equally unimpressive for the Browns as he had 15 carries for 46 yards, most of which came on a big drive in the fourth quarter.  The problem for the Colts is that they were equally unimpressive.  The Browns got the same mediocre level of production but also have the Colts first round pick.  Things could change dramatically and Richardson could be due for a breakout game where he can justify the move, but to this point, the pick of Richardson third overall looks bad, but the decision to trade a first round pick for Richardson with knowledge of him in the NFL looks even worse at this point.