Cleveland Browns starting running back Trent Richardson recently stated that he’s feeling far more comfortable with his role in the Browns offense and is acclimating himself to the NFL game, something opposing defenders probably aren’t exactly thrilled with.
Coming out of the University of Alabama, Richardson (on a relatively poor Browns team) put up some impressive stats, especially for a rookie, rushing for just under 1,000 yards, hitting paydirt 11 times – this after missing the preseason.
Now embarking on his sophomore season, Richardson is expecting more from himself given his improved chemistry with the offense.
“It’s so much better,” Richardson said. “Last year, I just went right into the fire. Now, it’s time to get better and better each day. The offensive line is making better communication. (Quarterback) Brandon (Weeden) does what he does in communicating with the offensive line. Everything is on point. Our coaches are communicating with the offense, getting the plays in and out. With the timing, it’s a big, important thing. I think it’s gotten so much better over the past few weeks.
“I feel real good about this preseason, this whole camp. I think I’ve been doing fine, especially vibing with my team, the offensive line. These guys have made a bigger impact on me in the last few weeks than they did all of last year. That’s being a team, a family. That’s chemistry.”