The Indianapolis Colts decided to demote running back Trent Richardson, who they traded for midseason, in favor of Donald Brown. Though head coach Chuck Pagano said that Donald Brown earned it.
“They earned the opportunity,” Pagano said. “Donnie (Donald Brown) earned the opportunity the way he was working and running the football. Felt like, we’re still going to use two backs, but earned the opportunity to get in there and do that.”
Trent Richardson has mixed emotions about being demoted. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne relayed a story to Jake Query and Derek Schultz of WNDE radio.
“He came to me, he wasn’t pouting or anything,” Wayne told them, via StampedeBue.com. “This was the next day after he found out he was demoted and he said, ‘Now I can sit back and actually watch the way it’s supposed to be done.’ He kind of feels that he was maybe forced into it early without actually learning it.”
Of course Richardson can say that but sometimes it is just the instinct or talent or football acumen isn’t there. For example, this play that CBS’s Pete Prisco pointed out. There is clearly a hole in front of Richardson, but he runs into a pile of men.
Trent took the yellow path pic.twitter.com/Mhga6uHXBs
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) December 3, 2013