A day after losing Vick Ballard for the season to injury, the
Richardson, whose problem has not been deemed serious, was a bust in 2013 after the trade brought him from Cleveland. He averaged just 2.9 YPC as his playing time decreased as the season progressed.
Richardson is coming back from a chipped collarbone and a separated AC joint in his shoulder he played with last season.
"Toward the end of the season I felt a lot more comfortable, but the other time I was more injured," said Richardson, who had offseason shoulder surgery.
Coach Chuck Pagano said Richardson not only is healthier, but has a much better grasp of the playbook this year.
"He’s a lot more comfortable," Pagano said. "Basically it was survival for him at first, memorization. Now he has a better understanding scheme-wise, why we’re doing things, why we’re calling certain things, how we run plays. He has a better feel for guys he’s playing with, the line, guy in front of him, the fullback. He’s obviously in a much better place."
The Colts are expected to use
The report says there are no more excuses about not knowing the playbook or getting familiar with the team. He has had an entire offseason to learn everything, and now he can use his natural instincts when he's on the field, instead of constantly trying to remember the plays.
Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2012, had offseason shoulder surgery and will head into training camp as the starter, with Ahmad Bradshaw ready to take some snaps from him if he struggles.
|P1||8/7/14||@ NYJ||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/28/14||@ CIN||7:00 pm|
|1||9/7/14||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|6||10/9/14||@ HOU||8:25 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|9||11/3/14||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/7/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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