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Trent Richardson Traded to Colts per NFL Network

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by CowboysYanksLakers, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Wow, talk about big time move by the Colts! They are not playing around, great young team...
  2. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Why did the Browns not like him enough?
  3. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    Great pickup by Indy. They just got the 3rd overall pick in the draft (and a great young RB) for likely a mid-late 1st rounder.
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  4. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Awesome pick up by the Colts...
  5. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    The Browns reportedly don't think he fits well with the offense they're trying to run and are worried about his injury issues. That's why they're the Browns.
  6. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Sources are saying they believe Richardson isn't going to last much longer in the NFL.
  7. venky

    venky Active Member

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    Richardson is a good back, but was not worth being picked 3rd overall.

    Excellent pickup by the Colts though. That team is looking good.
  8. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    great move, right now I'd take that swap for the Cowboys
  9. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    I know he's had his injury issues, but I have to think that the Colts aren't dumb enough to just throw away a first round pick without doing a lot of research on the guy and finding out exactly what's going on with him. They must be confident that he's going to last for a while. Interesting trade none-the-less. If he stays healthy, the Colts just got a steal.
  10. venky

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    The Colts must believe they can make noise in the playoffs. Can't say I blame or doubt them. They're in a weakish Conference, and pairing Richardson with Luck makes sense.

    Even before this trade, I was not going to be surprised if the Colts made a deep playoff run.
  11. IAmLegend

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    “Trent’s a great player and we expect him to have success in this league. Right now, based on how we’re building this team for sustainable success, we’re going to be aggressive and do what it takes to assemble a team that consistently wins.”

    -Browns president Joe Banner, on the the Richardson deal.
  12. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    The trade is for Indy's 2014 First Round Pick. There was some speculation it might be for a future 1st rounder.
  13. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    I thought lombardi going to the Browns was a bad idea, but this? Was he making Brandon Weedon feel too old?
  14. Shunpike

    Shunpike Active Member

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    Dumb move by Browns
  15. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    No it's not. They are going to waste a 1st round pick on a RB that was not a 1st rounder and now reportedly has some glaring injury problems. He just got a lot of exposure playing for national championship teams.

    In this day's NFL, you don't waste 1st rounders on RBs unless they are just rock solid, can't miss guys. They are a dime a dozen. Look how many we have went through over the last 5 years. They don't last anymore.

    While the Browns have been a horrible franchise forever now, they actually made out well in this. Despite the fact that they just drafted him 3 overall and traded up to do so, they decided right away he was no for them. Didn't think he would last and cut their losses right away and got a 1st rounder for him. And people keep saying it will be a low 1st round pick because it's the Colts. Have you seen them play this year? They do not look good. Raiders should have beaten them and the Dolphins beat them this past week. This could turn out to be a high pick for the Browns.

    Their problem is they have no direction at all, so this pick compounds that even though they came out ahead in the actual trade itself in a vacuum.
  16. jimnabby

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    Fantastic move by the Browns, IMHO. For a rebuilding team that's going nowhere, a running back like Richardson is a luxury. I'd much rather have that first-rounder back and use it to build my lines or grab a real franchise QB.

    That doesn't mean it's a bad move for the Colts. They're in a different place on the rebuilding/contending continuum.
  17. venky

    venky Active Member

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    Hmm, you actually make good points, especially the part about the Browns cutting their losses because I agree that you don't draft RB's in the top ten or even the first round unless your name is Adrian Peterson ( and even then there can be some debate)
  18. Hardline

    Hardline Benched

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    The happiest person about this has to be Richardson.
    To go from playing in a stink hole like Cleveland to Indianapolis .
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  19. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Sunday Dec 1 the Browns play the Jaguars. Yeah, mark that on your calendar, I'm sure you don't want to miss that one. The Browns will start Weeden hoping to lose. The Jaguars will counter with Gabbert hoping to lose.

    The ultimate loser bowl. Anyone care to guess the attendance of that game in Jacksonville?
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  20. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Peterson is a once in a generation type player. But he does not equal success. QBs equal success. The most successful season he ever had as a Viking was in 2009 when they had Favre and their offense opened big time. What did his historic season last year produce? Barely sneaking in the playoffs as a wild card and being bounced quick by the Packers. Go look at the RBs from the Super Bowl teams of late and it shows you don't need some all world RB to win in this league anymore.

    Gone are the day of these guys lasting a long time and getting 25-30 carries a game. Teams are now using 2-3 backs a game to keep them fresh.
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