(NEW YORK) — Through eight games, running back Trent Richardson has not been the player the Indianapolis Colts thought they were getting after trading a 2014 first-round pick for him. Despite his struggles, head coach Chuck Pagano thinks Richardson will turn it around.
Richardson was the third pick in the 2012 draft by the Cleveland Browns. He rushed for 950 yards while scoring 11 touchdowns his rookie year.
Two games into this season, the Browns decided to trade Richardson to the Colts, but the Browns may have known what they were doing after all.
In eight games with the Colts, Richardson has ran for just 272 yards on 2.8 yards per carry while scoring just two touchdowns.
Pagano thinks that Richardson will eventually figure things out.
“I don’t know if he’s snake bit, I don’t know what the heck is going on,” Pagano said. “We’ll get it fixed. We’ll get the holes there. He’s making the right reads, he’s doing all the right things, he knows what to do. He played great without the ball, protection-wise, those things. His numbers are going to come. I’m not concerned about that.”
Richardson won the Heisman Trophy when he was at Alabama back in 2011.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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