You could see it in his eyes before Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Trent Richardson was mesmerized to meet Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame great Jim Brown. Even despite the comments Brown said after the Browns took Richardson in this past April’s NFL Draft, saying he was “just an ordinary back.” Like most of his opponents in college, Richardson let the comments just roll off of him.
During the week, Richardson gave his thoughts on his meeting with Brown, “Just to meet (Brown) is an honor. He has always been an icon. He’s always been somebody you want to have a season like, a career like. To meet him and be on the same field as him means a lot.” Well said Trent, well said.
In a day of reconciliation for Brown and the entire Cleveland Browns organization, Richardson and the Browns played another terrible game in front of the home crowd. The Bills offense sliced up the Browns defense and won their first road game since opening day of 2011. Richardson ran for 27 yards on 12 measly carries for an average of just 2.3 yards per carry. You can be sure Richardson holds his standards higher than that and had to of been very disappointed in his performance.
Although the NFL has evolved over the last 50 years, Richardson has followed suit of Jim Brown. Will you ever forget Kurt Coleman‘s smashed in face when Richardson sent him and his helmet flying ten yards down field? Whether you’re a younger or older fan of the game, one thing is for certain, both Jim Brown and Trent Richardson were and are exciting to watch.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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