Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Trent Richardson says top priority is to learn Colts' system

When the Indianapolis Colts traded for Trent Richardson early in the 2013 season, they assumed they had secured themselves a franchise running back. They weren’t alone as most fans and insiders felt the same.

But Richardson struggled mightily with the Colts, eventually being replaced in the starting lineup by Donald Brown.

Richardson vows to make 2013 an afterthought though as the former Alabama product says his number one offseason goal is to learn the Colts’ system.

“Learn the system, not just memorizing it,” Richardson said. “Learning the whole concept of the system. There’s a difference between having it memorized and feeling comfortable with the system. I’m going talk to a lot of veteran players, talk to Adrian (Peterson), talk to (LaDainian Tomlinson) , talk to Emmitt Smith to make sure I’m the best I need to be next year.”

The former first round draft pick looked absolutely lost with the Colts, not only struggling to run the ball, but in pass protection as well.

Hopefully a few months of time to rest his body and mind, combined with his study efforts, will result in a far better 2014 for Richardson.

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