Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
"In four games with Indianapolis, Richardson has rushed for 228 yards on 75 carries, an average of 3.0 yards per touch. According to Pro Football Focus, Richardson is ranked 49th among 54 qualifying halfbacks this season."
Ouch! That definitely didn't go the way I thought it would when the trade happened. So far at least.
Trent is 5'9 225 lbs.
He's a power runner.
The Colts run a zone blocking scheme.
You have to keep your head up and watch the blocks develop. Trent likes to lower the head and explode into the hole.
He clearly doesn't look comfortable, and he's slowing down to read the play.
He's losing all his momentum from the hand off which hurts a muscled up RB severely.
The speed a power runner builds at the hand off is his bread and butter.
It's what allows him to blast through holes, busting through tackles, and then getting 3-4 yard after contact.
IMO a good RB for the zone blocking scheme has to be at least 5'11 and an upright runner. The height is not near as important as running upright though.
Maybe Trent will get the hang of it.
Maybe not in which case I hope he stays healthy and finds the right team because I believe he could be one of the greats.