Trent Richardson promises a better 2014 after disappointing 2013:
Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson spoke openly about his disappointing 2013 season, saying that it took him too long to learn a new playbook and get over leaving Cleveland after Week 2. Richardson also told the teams’ official website that he’s planning to do everything within his power to be as prepared as possible for 2014.
"Y’all will see a big significant difference in the way I play, the speed. I won’t have to think about a lot of stuff," Richardson said earlier this offseason. "It’s going to be big – timing with the offensive line, timing with Andrew (Luck), just knowing a lot more with the program, the whole system.
"They haven’t seen everything they’re going to get out of me yet. A lot of it is going to come next year. A lot of it is going to come in the offseason. I’m going to put in a lot of work, as I’ve been doing this whole season. This season humbled me. This season was a lesson to me."
Colts coach Chuck Pagano has had Richardson’s back, says the running back, and the coach stressed back in March that his running back’s involvement in the offseason program will be key.
"It’s going to be very, very important for (Richardson) to be here for the offseason program and to dive into this thing full steam ahead, which he will," Pagano said. "He wants to be great. He’s got all the talent. He’s got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn’t believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign." (Photo: EOF Illustrations)