The Colts wasted a 1st round draft pick

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Deuce Wayne, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    Let me explain before letting the illusion that Trent Richardson is good manipulate your judgment.

    This isn't even so much about Trent Richardson's ability. I will take both angles, though:

    1. Trent Richardson (or, T-B*tch as Browns fans knew him) isn't a very good back- in fact - Browns fans have written him off as a bust. Any time you're traded from the Browns and the fans only care because they don't know who is going to replace you... that's not good. He was averaging 3.5 yards per carry- so the Browns' perspective is; we can find any bum to put up those numbers.

    2. If you watched the Colts and 49ers game this week, you saw something happen: A run game. But it wasn't Trent Richardson. It was Ahmad Bradshaw - who I've said for years may be the most underrated back in the NFL.

    The problem with this is - it exposed the Colts' front office for pulling the trigger on a position that they didn't really have an issue at. So not only do they most likely toss a 1st round draft pick for a mediocre running back- they also did it for... no reason.

    3. On the flip-side, if you saw the Browns play this week you noticed something from them as well: They actually looked good. For the first time in a while they scored points. So they're not missing the guy as of yet.

    A few numbers to chew on:

    Richardson's average with the Browns: 3.5 yards per carry
    Richardson's average with the Colts: 2.7 yards per carry

    Browns' rushing average WITH Richardson: 3.4 yards per carry
    Browns' rushing average WITHOUT Richardson: 6.1 yards per carry

    Other Colts' RB average Sunday: 5.1 yards per carry
    Richardson's average Sunday: 2.7 yards per carry

    Now- I know what those of you that don't understand the position will say:

    But, it's his first week! He doesn't know the system yet!

    Uh... It doesn't take much adjustment in the RB position. The only thing complicating about it is pass protection- which he surely will need time to adjust to.

    But the running plays he was given- they're the same ones he had in Cleveland... and he didn't look like anything special... as he hasn't for 2 seasons.


    The Browns got rid of a 1st round bust for a chance at a better 1st round choice in the future.

    The Colts gave away a 1st round pick FOR a first round bust when they didn't need the player anyway.

    Summary: The Colts are stupid. And it's awesome to see them falling apart before our eyes... finally, after so many years of being brilliant in their FO and drafts.

    Richardson will probably be back up to his 3.5 yards per carry average soon... but he's never going to be anything we should worry about. Neither should Andrew Luck, for that matter.
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  3. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    I was saying this in the other Richardson thread... he's not that good. Another overrated Bama RB. He's average at best, not worthy of a 1st.
  4. Hug a Jag

    Hug a Jag Starter

    Richardson is God awful, but the Colts as a whole are a real threat. They're better than the Tinhorns.

    With that said, the division is up for grabs and we are certainly in the convo.
  5. The Playmaker

    The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

    Not a fan of using 1st round picks on RBs (unless it's late) in today's NFL so in my mind unless Richardson totally goes off for them then it's going to be a waste.
  6. mike75

    mike75 Starter

    I'm glad the Colts wasted a first round pick
  7. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    This is not exactly an original thought or thread worthy. A lot of us have said the exact same thing.
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  8. Titans2004

    Titans2004 Pro Bowler

    The Colts didn't look like they were falling apart yesterday. Putting a beat down on the 49ers on the road.
  9. DJB

    DJB Starter

    I wouldn't say the Colts are stupid. Look how fast they turned their ship around. Two wins a couple of seasons ago to a front runner for the division. They're doing something right.....or maybe they're just "luck"y
  10. ImATitan

    ImATitan Pro Bowler

    I hope you're right!
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