Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) runs past Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller (97) in the second quarter of their game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Colts unhappy with Trent Richardson usage, want to get him in open space


When the Indianapolis Colts acquired running back Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns, it was viewed as a bit of a coup. But now a month plus after the deal, Richardson has looked relatively sub-par as a member of the Colts, which has lead to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton suggesting he hasn’t been satisfied with his usage of Richardson, which he says he examined during the Week 8 bye.

Hamilton says he wants to get Richardson into more open space:

“I have to do a better job of finding ways to get Trent out in space,” Hamilton said. “I have to do a better job coming up with schemes that not only give our offensive line a chance to be successful, but of course create holes for Trent and create schemes that compliment his wealth of talent. That’s one of the things that we spent time as an offensive staff looking at during the bye week.”

Without Reggie Wayne in the lineup for the remainder of the season, Richardson will have an even bigger role which will likely include catching some passes out of the backfield. Combine that with the revamped desire to get Richardson in a better position, it’s possible Richardson returning to form isn’t far off.

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