Donald Brown not expected to supplant Trent Richardson on Colts depth chart

Nov 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) rushes against Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Zach Brown (55) during the second half at LP Field. Indianapolis won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts suggested that they will ride the ‘hot hand’ in regards to their somewhat murky backfield situation, consisting of Trent Richardson and Donald Brown.

Despite that, the suggestion of using the hot hand doesn’t mean that Trent Richardson has lost his job as the Indianapolis Star does not believe Donald Brown will be moved into the starting lineup:

Running back Donald Brown has been a steady contributor in recent weeks. Thursday night at Tennessee, he provided more of the same.

Brown rushed for a season-high 80 yards against the Titans, gaining tough yards against a Tennessee defense that, by the late going, was fully expecting the run. Brown got a team-high 14 carries against the Titans, more than the eight afforded Trent Richardson.

But in case you’re wondering – and you likely are – Brown won’t necessarily get the majority of carries moving forward.

There’s no doubt that Brown has been the better player between the two in recent weeks, but teams aren’t exactly game planning for Brown like they are Richardson either.

And to be frank, despite Richardson’s woeful performances as of late, it’s not as if the current situation isn’t working. Benching Richardson in favor of Brown isn’t the answer.

Topics: Donald Brown, Indianapolis Colts, Trent Richardson

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