What We Can Expect from Indianapolis Colts’ Backfield Without Ahmad Bradshaw?

October 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Indianapolis Colts dealt a first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Trent Richardson in the hopes that he could become the franchise's bell-cow ball-carrier.
Well, they'd better hope Richardson is up to that task, because the Colts are running out of options at this point.
As Pro Football Talk reports, veteran tailback Ahmad Bradshaw, who joined the Colts in free agency, will have season-ending surgery after seeking a second opinion on his injured neck.
Bradshaw and Richardson were added this year in an effort to bolster a rushing attack that ranked 22nd in the NFL in 2012.
To this point in 2013, the team certainly appears to be accomplishing that goal. Its running stats are up across the board compared to last year. 
However, the players the Colts were counting on to lead the way are now either injured or have struggled this season.
Granted, some of Richardson's problems can be attributed to learning a new scheme on the fly. With that said, t...

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