For the immediate future, I don't think it helps, but when you're the Browns and you are looking at the bigger picture, trading Richardson is not a big deal. It's the difference between 2 wins and 5. That could be the difference between getting your franchise quarterback or getting someone who is just good enough to keep you at 5-6 wins again. After watching Richardson run the ball for 18 games, I wasn't too enamored with him. A change of system in Indy could and should help him, but he just isn't as good as people are making him out to be. As far as offensive players who are better - Joe Thomas, Alex Mack and I could even argue that Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron are more promising long term offensive threats than Trent Richardson.
Pretty much it's a great big 'fuck you' to Mike Holmgren.
I like the move. It's ballsy. Richardson showed flashes but he was looking a bit more like Beanie Wells than Adrian Peterson.
Of course I have both Richardson AND Bradshaw on one of my fantasy teams.
He'll be lucky to be a late first rounder. 4th or 5th qb taken next year. (if he leaves A&M that is)
2/24 - Swans = 2/26 - Corners = 3/1 - Sleater-Kinney = 3/8 - the Church = 3/16 - Swervedriver = 4/4 - Tobacco = 4/10-12 - Coachella 1
4/14 - Jenny Lewis = 4/15 - the War on Drugs = 4/17-19 - Coachella 2 = 4/21 - Protomartyr = 5/8-10 - Levitation Austin = 5/14 - the Antlers = 7/17-19 - Pitchfork
I wonder if the Browns would take a first rounder for Joe Thomas. Are you listening, Cardinals?
some things never change with the Browns...
“Yeah, I found out on the radio,” Richardson said during an interview with 19 Action News in Cleveland. “Actually, one of my friends called me. He was like, ‘You got traded?’ I was like, ‘Man, shut up talking to me. Get off my phone.’ I turned on the radio, and all of a sudden I heard, ‘Cleveland Browns running back has been traded to the Colts.’ It just hit me in my face like I can’t believe … I didn’t see it coming. I had good relations with everybody. I guess it’s the best for the Browns. At the end of the day, it’s the best move for both of us, I guess. I want to be a Brown. I didn’t see it coming, but at the same time, I’m a Colt now, so I got to move on get ready for Sunday’s game.”
...Colts got a hell of a deal, we all know the Browns will screw up that 1st rnd pick as well
Some fans act like defenses stacked eight in the box against Weeden, which they didn't. Weeden's lone weapon is his arm. Don't believe me? Look at how many yards he threw for last season. Defenses were forced to keep seven in the box instead of eight because of it. Teams generally dared Weeden to beat them with the short game and left plenty of opportunities for Richardson to run rampant, which he rarely did. Sure, he generally sucks, but keeping the defense honest is exactly what he did with his arm. Also, Cleveland has two starting offensive lineman with pro bowls under their belt. How many do the Colts have?
I'm sure Richardson will be productive, maybe even more so with the Colts. But you're overvaluing him.
I would like to take the money line on Detroit, Atlanta, and the NY Giants (all slight underdogs) grouped as a trifecta. I don't know how to do this though.
Candlestick is such a shithole of a stadium
Have fun with the cracks and mold