EverydayImRusselin wrote:Thought I'd start a discussion thread for general talk.
Indy says that Trich is going to be a 3 down back. What do you guys think? He was obviously skilled at Alabama. Some of his runs were just insane. That didn't seem to translate to the pro's though. His rookie year he was a low end RB1. Last year he was awful. Do you think he will bounce back? I think he will. Don't know what that means for his stats though.
The Colts have taken strides to improve their run game, but I find it hard to trust TRich still. Donald Brown was able to average over 5 yards a carry, DONALD BROWN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, but TRich could barely muster 3. Yes, he was traded in the middle of the season ( week 4 I think), but for a RB that shouldn't mean too much considering the run plays don't change much from team to team. And he wasn't asked to do a whole lot, they tried to ease him in over several weeks but he just couldnt get anything going, and then he was phased out. He does have a couple things going for him though: he's had a lot of time to study over the offseason, whether he did or not is another story. Another thing that benefits him, he doesn't have a lot of competition for carries. Brown is gone, they added fabergé egg Ahmad Bradshaw, and none of the other current rbs on the roster, Bradshaw included, were drafted before the fifth round and the Colts invested too heavily in him to make him play a complementary role. I might consider drafting him as an RB2, as long as I draft another RB right after him as insurance. But that's not gonna happen.