Trent Richardson comes out and says he is not going to be Injury prone. Is he kidding us? The guy can’t get through a practice without getting injured. Last season, (his rookie season) he missed the entire preseason because he had to have his knee scoped.
Then he says he could not play up to his full potential because of the rib injury, then he could play all 16 games of the regular season because he suffered an ankle injury. I don’t know what Richardson has smoked, he sure looks injury prone from where I am sitting.
The guy hasn’t been healthy since he was drafted to the Browns. It will be amazing if he makes it through the 2013 season without missing a game. He has to be kidding himself. he only had a rushing average of 3.6 yards per carry. That places him 18th on the list.
That is not bad, but it isn’t that good either. There are guys ahead of Richardson on the list that carried the ball less times than he did. Sure you can say they only carried the ball that many times, the point is they rushed for more yards per carry than he did.
Richardson could be another guy coming out of Alabama who has a hard time making it in the NFL. You could look at this two ways. The first being that Sabin uses these guys up before they get to the NFL.
The second is maybe Sabin’s offense is tailored to fit their game better. Nonetheless, Richardson needs to reassess his physical well-being. for him to say he isn’t going to be injury prone is almost humorous. The guy was the Browns first pick in the 2012 draft, and he isn’t living up to the hype.
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