Despite being force-fed the ball at times, Indianapolis Colts starting running back Trent Richardson just can’t get it going.
The lack of production finally forced the hands of the Colts, who employed a running back by committee approach in hopes of getting Richardson going. But the only thing going is that of Donald Brown, the other half of the committee.
Given Richardson’s struggles and Brown’s impressive play, the team says they will not alter the committee approach and will continue to employ such going forward:
“We don’t plan on changing our rotation with our backs,” offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said. “We’ve always been a running back by committee bunch, so we’re going to continue to do that.”
While the Colts may opt to eventually give Richardson the lion’s share of carries, he simply isn’t producing enough to warrant it currently as he’s only picked up 44 yards rushing in his past three contests.
Donald Brown currently gives the Colts the best opportunity to be successful on the ground and changing such would only further damage Indianapolis’ running game.