Indianapolis Colts say Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw to split carries

Jan 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; An Indianapolis Colts helmet before the start of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

In a bit of a perplexing move, the Indianapolis Colts announced today that running backs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw would remain in a timeshare, suggesting that the running back rotation would be similar to the one used in their win against the San Francisco 49ers.

Per Craig Kelley:

Pagano sez RB rotation will be same as at SF with AB and TR. They had 32-of-39 carries and had nearly 30/30-play split.

In the win, the newly acquired Richardson played 29 snaps to Bradshaw’s 38 snaps, though, it seems more likely that Richardson is still trying to pick up the playbook which is resulting in the ‘shared’ playing time.

The Colts didn’t part with a first round pick to have Richardson split carries, so it’s likely just a matter of time until Bradshaw becomes the change of pace back and Richardson is playing the majority of snaps out of the backfield. Still, it’s a pretty solid rotation either way and one that should run wild against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday afternoon.

Topics: Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts, Trent Richardson

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  • jfej004

    As an honest Browns fan, I hate tell the loyal colts fans the truth. Coming out of college, the greatest RB of all time, Jim Brown, labeled him as an “ordinary back”. Last year he averaged 3.5 yds per carry, and in his first game with the colts he averged 2.6 yds. Back at AL Mark Ingram started over him because he was better than TRich. Are you connecting the dots Colts fans? Great move, Joe Banner. Go Browns!

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