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September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) and running back Trent Richardson (34) talk before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The Colts defeated the 49ers 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts looking to use three-back system with Richardson, Bradshaw and Herron

The Indianapolis Colts are expected to make another run at the playoffs this season, but as with any team, they have some question marks. One of them for this year is at the running back spot, where we could end up seeing three pieces contributing this season.

With the uncertainty still surrounding Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw returning from a neck injury, the team will be using a three-back system this year featuring those two and Dan “Boom” Herron, according to the Herald Bulletin.

The best part about it is that Bradshaw is all for it, because he’s all for this team making a run at the Super Bowl.

“We got a tough group of guys that are willing to work hard and willing to play,” Bradshaw said. “I have been in the league, like I said, eight years and it is a three-back system from what I have seen, to win Super Bowls. We just depend on each other.”

In theory, this is a great idea, as Bradshaw is correct in saying that most championship teams anymore utilize at least three backs. However, in addition to the questions about Bradshaw and Richardson, Herron has some of his own as well, like whether or not he can be an effective back in this league.

Last season, his first with the Colts, Herron only saw action in six games and rushed the ball five times for 33 yards. If this system is going to work, then Herron needs to step up and become a viable contributor to the cause.

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