Indianapolis Colts:Tough Day for Trent Richardson Impacts His Role With Team

By Eric Smith
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Most Indianapolis Colts fans won’t look deep into the box score after today’s 45-44 thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. They will look towards the positives on how well this team battled back in today’s win in front of a sellout raucous crowd in Lucas Oil Stadium.

But, if you look deep into it, you may question the future for running back Trent Richardson.

Richardson had one carry for zero yards today. In fact, he fumbled on that one carry and never saw the field again.

With Indianapolis giving away a first round pick in May’s draft for him, many wonder if he is even going to be a part of this team. If he can’t find the field in a playoff game, how can he be trusted going forward?

He will be a part of this team as he’s not due too much money. But, he won’t start and likely won’t get much playing time next year unless they trade him.

Indianapolis has Vick Ballard coming back as he likely will start. They also will now probably re-sign Donald Brown as his performance this year has been pivotal to this playoff run.

Brown had 55 yards and a touchdown on only 11 carries today. He also had 47 yards and a touchdown receiving today on four catches. He was a key part to the second half comeback and has been a huge part of the offense the past month.

That’s why Richardson is close to being done with Indianapolis. He’s been a disappointment and likely won’t get many carries the rest of the playoffs and next season.

Eric Smith is the Colts Beat Writer for Rant Sports. He’s covered the team the past four seasons and is recognized as an accredited member of the media by the Colts. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru

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