The St. Louis Rams have finally announced their starting running back at the midway point of the preseason. After plenty of deliberation, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher announced on Monday that Daryl Richardson would be named the team’s starting rusher for 2013.
Many had been calling for Richardson to get the call as the Rams No. 1 back, but it wasn’t an easy task. Richardson beat out Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy, and Benny Cunningham for the job.
Last season, Richardson gained 475 yards on the ground. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
With the added weapons on the outside at wide receiver and Richardson in the backfield, the Rams have put starting quarterback Sam Bradford in a great position to succeed. This will be a big year for Bradford, who needs to impress this coaching staff, and the offseason additions will give him no excuse for failure.
St. Louis is one of the most intriguing up and coming teams in the NFL, so it will be interesting to see how their new offense will perform.