Fast forward a few months and Richardson has looked nothing short of awful during his tenure in Indianapolis, only touching the ball once in Indy’s 45-44 thrilling playoff win against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said he wouldn’t hesitate to use Richardson in Saturday’s divisional playoff game at New England, even though Donald Brown had the rest of the carries following Richardson’s fumble.
While Richardson may not ‘hesitate’ to use him, actually doing so is a completely different story.
It’s possible Indianapolis could benefit from Richardson’s north/south style running against the talented Patriots defense, but there’s little reason for the Colts to breakup what’s been working in recent weeks.
He may seem more than one touch this weekend, but I wouldn’t expect much of a workload.