On Saturday night, the Indianapolis Colts had their season ended in a 43-22 loss to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs.
A few days later, the Colts have had time to reflect on the season.
The biggest move that any team made during the season was the Colts trade of their first round pick for Cleveland Browns’ running back Trent Richardson.
Richardson was the third overall pick of the 2012 draft, but he has struggled in his first two years in the league. This season, Richardson rushed for just 563 yards and three touchdowns on 188 attempts (3.0 yards per carry) and he lost his job to Donald Brown.
Despite his struggles, Colts’ general manager Ryan Grigson does not regret the trade.
“It was such a bold and aggressive move and so forth, but really from a football standpoint, we needed a starting running back,” Grigson said via Mike Wells of ESPN.com Thursday. “Trent was made available. … I’m glad we have him for the long haul. It was very economically wise as a franchise to make the move given where we’re going with the run game.”
The Colts think confidence is Richardson’s issue and believe that is a problem they can fix.