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INSTANT REACTION: Trent Richardson acquired for 1st-round pick

Posted by Kevin Bowen on September 18, 2013 – 6:24 pm

When Vick Ballard was announced out for the season on Friday, Colts Owner Jim Irsay tweeted that Ryan Grigson would be working hard until the trade deadline to find another running back.

Grigson’s work came to fruition on Wednesday evening as the Colts acquired Browns running back Trent Richardson for the Colts 2014 first-round pick.

How does Trent Richardson’s acquisition impact the Colts backfield?

At 225 pounds, Richardson is a multi-faceted running back who is in his second NFL season.

In his rookie season in 2012, Richardson rushed for 957 yards on 267 carries in 15 games. He caught 51 passes for 367 yards and scored a total of 12 touchdowns (11 rushing).

For the Browns last year, Richardson was their main offensive threat and all three of his 100-yard rushing games in 2012 came against the AFC.

Richardson had five of his 11 rushing touchdowns in the month of December.

Richardson, an Alabama product, will now join Ahmad Bradshaw in the Colts backfield to give the Colts a bonafide 1-2 punch that rivals any backfield in the NFL.

The addition of Richardson comes at a critical time for the Colts offense with three starters suffering season ending injuries in the last six days.

Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has talked at length about establishing a power-rushing game and there isn’t a young back in the NFL that fits that mold more then Richardson.

Expect Richardson to make an impact right away with the Colts offense and help Indianapolis establish a balanced offensive attack that they have been searching for.

Richardson now bolsters an already loaded Colts group of second-year players including Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton and Vick Ballard.

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23 Responses to “INSTANT REACTION: Trent Richardson acquired for 1st-round pick”

  1. By Matthew English on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    WHAAAAAA?!?!?! That’s awesome.

  2. By Gary McKinney on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    Now we have a good running back tandem. Just hope the offensive line can do its job and the Colts are a threat to be in the playoffs again and winning Championships. Also Trent is young and can Indy can maybe have another Peyton and Edgerson type game for a few years to come

  3. By John on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    What great news! Way to go Colts!!

  4. By Tino Dungy on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    Colts are quietly building a championship team and I PREDICT we win AFC Championship this year I’m 100% certain now.

  5. By Antonio on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    WWWOOOOOWWWWW!!!! cant believe what i just read

  6. By Shawn M on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    This is so awesome. Caught me completely off guard. Great job Grigson! You really came through with this one.

  7. By Jon D on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply


  8. By Alfredo Falcon on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    y para cuando comienza a jugar?

    when he star to play?

  9. By konare on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    Mr. Grigson never sleep . Great job as Allwal.

  10. By AHarp57 on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    So we are suppose to be happy? Has this guy been 100% at all since he came into the league? We trade a first round pick for a banged up RB to replace a banged up RB. When we have always had the wrong answer to the question. He can’t do much with a crappy OL!!!

  11. By ColtsSTRONG4LIFE on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    Finally, our team has a top notch running back. Don’t get me wrong my fellow Colts fans, Ballard is a beast, and he’s still the man. But now, we got SPEEEEEEEEED, and power. Luck keep your game face on, watch the blitz schemes, and everyone get it’s time to get back to the playoffs. Way to go Colts.

  12. By Jim on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    Sometime things are too good to be true…. Sounds like a good deal for the Indy, right?? Why would browns dump him for so cheap???

  13. By thomas on Sep 18, 2013 | Reply

    bring back the wishbone

  14. By Durdley on Sep 19, 2013 | Reply

    god dang I feel so bad for browns fans

  15. By Steven on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    The reason we gave you Richardson is because of what is in the water we drink. It kills the brain cells. We are only a training ground for professional players of all sort…football, basketball, and especially baseball. One time we actually gave away a whole entire football team to Baltimore. Than God we still have the Pepperidge Farm baking place in Willard Ohio!

  16. By steve on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Dont feel bad for us Browns fans you just got yourself a dancing bear. Watch and see if you dont find yourself yelling at the TV screen STOP DANCING AND RUN THE BALL! TR is way over rated and just isnt that good. As Browns fans many of us believe that we just unloaded a big burden. We want to thank you for your next years 1st round draft chioce. We got a great deal.

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