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Trent Richardson Trade Starting to Look Like a Dud for the Colts

Published by Kyle J. Rodriguez on October 17, 2013
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Philosophical Differences

Right from the start, this trade had its detractors.

The problems with this trade didn't have anything to do with Richardson as a player, but rather, it had to do with the broader issues.

Trading a first-round pick for Richardson meant that the Colts legitimately believed that running back was their biggest hole on the roster (hint: it was not). 

It meant that the "run the ball, stop the run" philosophies that Chuck Pagano had spouted since he came to Indianapolis were real. It meant that the Colts were dedicated to run-heavy formations and gameplans, and they weren't planning on opening the offense up any more. 

It meant that games like the loss to San Diego, were...

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