Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Colts won't hesitate to use Trent Richardson vs. Patriots

When the Indianapolis Colts acquired Trent Richardson in the early portions of the 2013 season, it was figured they had found themselves a franchise running back.

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.

That said – offensive coordinator won’t hesitate to use Richardson in their Divisional Round playoff matchup against the New England Patriots if need be:

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.

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