Week 5
October 04, 2015

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    OAK @ NYJ

  • Week 3 - Sep 14


  • Week 4 - Sep 21

    OAK @ NE

  • Week 5 - Sep 28

    MIA @ OAK

  • Week 6 - Oct 05


  • Week 7 - Oct 12

    SD @ OAK

  • Week 8 - Oct 19

    ARI @ OAK

  • Week 10 - Oct 26

    OAK @ CLE

  • Week 11 - Nov 02

    OAK @ SEA

  • Week 12 - Nov 09

    DEN @ OAK

  • Week 13 - Nov 16

    OAK @ SD

  • Week 14 - Nov 20

    KC @ OAK

  • Week 15 - Nov 30

    OAK @ STL

  • Week 17 - Dec 07

    SF @ OAK

  • Week 18 - Dec 14

    OAK @ KC

  • Week 19 - Dec 21

    BUF @ OAK

  • Week 20 - Dec 28

    OAK @ DEN

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    SD 22 @ OAK 14

  • Week 3 - Sep 16

    OAK 13 @ MIA 35

  • Week 4 - Sep 23

    PIT 31 @ OAK 34

  • Week 5 - Sep 30

    OAK 6 @ DEN 37

  • Week 6 - Oct 07


  • Week 7 - Oct 14

    OAK @ ATL

  • Week 9 - Oct 21

    JAC @ OAK

  • Week 10 - Oct 28

    OAK @ KC

  • Week 11 - Nov 04

    TB @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 11

    OAK @ BAL

  • Week 13 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 14 - Nov 25

    OAK @ CIN

  • Week 16 - Dec 02

    CLE @ PHI

    267 rushes

    950 rush yards

    11 TDs

    51 receptions

    367 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 23 @ DEN 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    OAK 35 @ BUF 38

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NYJ 24 @ OAK 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NE 31 @ OAK 19

  • Week 6 - Oct 09

    OAK 25 @ HOU 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 16

    CLE 17 @ OAK 24

  • Week 8 - Oct 23

    KC 28 @ OAK 0

  • Week 9 - Oct 30


  • Week 10 - Nov 06

    DEN 38 @ OAK 24

  • Week 11 - Nov 10

    OAK 24 @ SD 17

  • Week 13 - Nov 20

    OAK 27 @ MIN 21

  • Week 14 - Nov 27

    CHI 20 @ OAK 25

  • Week 15 - Dec 04

    OAK 14 @ MIA 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 11

    OAK 16 @ GB 46

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 13 @ TEN 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    STL 14 @ OAK 16

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    OAK 23 @ ARI 24

  • Week 5 - Oct 03

    HOU 31 @ OAK 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 10

    SD 27 @ OAK 35

  • Week 7 - Oct 17

    OAK 9 @ SF 17

  • Week 8 - Oct 24

    OAK 59 @ DEN 14

  • Week 9 - Oct 31

    SEA 3 @ OAK 33

  • Week 10 - Nov 07

    KC 20 @ OAK 23

  • Week 12 - Nov 14


  • Week 13 - Nov 21

    OAK 3 @ PIT 35

  • Week 14 - Nov 28

    MIA 33 @ OAK 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 05

    OAK 28 @ SD 13

  • Week 16 - Dec 12

    OAK 31 @ JAC 38

  • Week 17 - Dec 19

    DEN 23 @ OAK 39


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Richardson is soooo bad

Trent Richardson (3.31, 614 attempts) has the 2nd-worst career rush avg (min 610 attempts). Only Clarke Hinkle (3.30, 1,171) was worse. No wonder the guy is now without a job.

Pyro's take: Trent Richardson (3.31, 614 attempts) has the 2nd-worst career rush avg (min 610 attempts). Only Clarke Hinkle (3.30, 1,171) was worse. No wonder the guy is now without a job.

09/01/15, 11:24 AM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: twitter.com

Should Be Good to Go

Mike Holder, Colts reporter, has tweeted that " Says Reggie is ahead of schedule and is considered day to day. Richardson did dress for gm but was considered emergency No. 3 RB only."

Pyro's take: Trent Richardson should be where he left off two-weeks ago. The Colts sure missed his blocking against Pittsburgh last week as they Luck looked rushed, hit, and sacked every time he didn't hand off the ball.

10/27/14, 03:24 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com


Trent Richardson, is officially listed as questionable, and Wayne is ruled out. according to Chuck Pagano. Stephen Holder, reporter for the Colts has stated that "Reggie Wayne is officially out, acc to Chuck Pagano. Richardson, Jack Doyle are questionable."

Pyro's take: I trust that Richardson will be in action on Sunday, and if he is being used in your lineup on a weekly basis, you should continue to do so. Look for Dan Herron to get some action if Richardson cannot go, and with Ahmad Bradshaw shouldering most of the load.

10/24/14, 07:43 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Back to Form

Trent Richardson was gashing the Cincinnati Bengals defense, and well on his way to 100 yards before he became injured. He had rushed for 77 yards on 14 attempts when a hamstring injury sent him to the sideline for the rest of the game in the fourth quarter of their 27-0 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

“Little tweak, nothing big,” Richardson said. “I was able to still run and move. Coach [Chuck Pagano] told me there’s no reason to back out there.”

Pyro's take: Richardson has really started to turn the tables this season, as he has progressed well with each passing game. He seems to be making the right cuts, and seeing where the holes are much better. He is still under Ahmad Bradshaw shadow, but is creeping out more and more each week.

10/21/14, 01:03 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Richardson still not showing up in games

Yes, people still have visions of Trent Richardson stampeding the competition for Alabama back in 2011 en route to a national championship. Sadly, his transition to the NFL has brought nothing but frustration for three seasons. Not only is he struggling to put up any sort of meaningful number, but he’s also dealing with injury problems as well. It was hoped a fresh start in Indianapolis would be just the boost he needed to show doubters his status as the #3 overall pick was worth it. Two games into his latest preseason, it’s clear nothing has changed. Despite reports from Pep Hamilton and coaches that Richardson has looked good in camp, he still can’t take it into games. Thus far he has averaged well under three yards per carry in the preseason, setting an even worse pace from last season.

Pyro's take: I have been the lone man here at Pyro that is so off the Trent Richardson bandwagon. I know the Colts have a great offense, and that will help to take the pressure off of Trent, but he continues to show that he is incapable of getting the second level of the defense. In two preseason games Richardson has five carries for 13 yards. This is becoming the norm for the #3 overall draft pick, who has a career 3.3 YPC average. He is not going to be a first or second round draft pick this season, but from what I have seen in games, I would stay away from him altogether. It seems less and less likely that he will be the beast I once thought he could as I watch his game film.

08/17/14, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: nflmocks.com

Edge to Richardson

Edgerrin James, the Indianapolis Colts all-time rushing leader, was in Indianapolis on Saturday mentoring Trent Richardson.“It was a blessing, man. Just to watch practice, he said he’s going to do a lot more with me, going to be hands-on,” said Richardson Saturday after practice. “We’ve been having phone calls back and forth, but I never had the chance to practice in front of him.”

Edgerrin was asked why he was at the Indianapolis facilities, and how he felt about Trent Richardson and his struggles as a player in a Colts uniform. “Last year when he got here during the middle of the season, it wasn’t fair to him to try to get in with all the stuff he had going on,” said James Saturday after spending more than 30 minutes with Richardson following the end of practice. “I told (Colts owner) Mr. (Jim) Irsay that I would come up during training camp.”

James went on to say about Richardson “It’s unfair to kind of judge him on last year, because it’s two different systems, and the terminology is totally different,” James explained. “He was just kind of thrown out there. You can’t really get an assessment.”

Edgerrin James finished his seven year career with 3028 attempts for 12246 yards and 80 touchdowns. He also had 433 receptions for 3364 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also obtained four Pro Bowls and two NFL rushing titles.

Pyro's take: The Colts having 'Edge" at practice leads to further proof that the Colts are doing all they can to support and help Trent Richardson get back on track.

Even though Richardson's overall numbers looked poor, in week one of the preseason, as he rushed for 13 yards on five attempts. Keep in mind, that three of those attempts came inside the 10 yard line, and on his first attempt he rushed for nine yards. His nine yard run, looked good, as he cut through open space, even though he did seem a bit hesitant in the process.

08/10/14, 02:21 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.colts.com

Trent was injured

Indianapolis Colts reporter for ESPN, Mike Wells, discussed how Trent Richardson was suffering from a chipped collarbone and his AC joint was separated last season. “Toward the end of the season I felt a lot more comfortable, but the other time I was more injured,” Richardson said.

Pyro's take: Now, that the injury excuse has been played out, and the time to get the playbook under control has been cleared, it is now up to Richardson to get it going. Trent Richardson will be the full-time starter to open the season, but his chances to prove himself will be harnessed, and the Colts wont hesitate to bring in Ahmad Bradshaw or Vick Ballard to replace him. Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano made a statement about his running back situation: “I think through the course of camp it’s all going to take care of itself, shake itself out,” Pagano said. “You’d like to have a bell cow. We’ll see if that happens…We’ll do a good job of getting the guys the necessary reps to make evaluations. If someone separates himself and becomes that guy then that’s your bell cow.”

One of the largest boom or bust risk for your fantasy season, plan when you feel the time is right to draft him, especially in PPR leagues. His ADP at this moment, is rated 24th for running backs, and is being drafted in the fifth round, sixth selection, in 12 team PPR leagues.

07/24/14, 02:27 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Richardson more acclimated

Trent Richardson has stated that he is getting more fluid and his timing which is helping him understand how the offense works. “I didn’t know the snap count last year until the fourth week. “When I had to step in and start..it was hard." Richardson went on to say: "I didn’t have the chance to learn. With the timing, it’s way easier now.”

Pyro's take: After the Cleveland Browns stole a first round draft pick in exchange for Richardson, it made many Colt fans happy even with the price, but it didn't last long as his 2.9 yard per average carry was disastrous. The main reason for his down year was contributed to not understanding the offense. Obviously, that wont be the case any longer, and the leash will be tightened real early. Trent Richardson will need to impress and do it often if he wants to hold on to his starting position, and keep in mind that there was a reason that Indianapolis held onto the oft injured Ahmad Bradshaw.

06/03/14, 03:17 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.colts.com

Colts are high on Trent's possiblites for 2014

“Any time you go through what Trent went through – you play a game, wake up in one city and the next day you’re waking up in a different city, and enter a new building and having to learn a brand new offense and learn the terminology (it’s tough),” said Pagano. “He’s probably learned all the same plays as far as the runs, protections and pass routes, but it takes some time.

“We’ve got a volume of calls and concepts. Having a full year and having an off-season is going to do nothing but benefit Trent.”

“We’re all on the same page,” said Grigson, who added Friday he would make the trade again if provided the chance. “We all have expectations for Trent and he has expectations for himself, and they’re for him to be great. I think he’s in a great place, and we’re in a great place with him.

“We’re looking forward to having a great offseason with him. We have the bar set high. There’s room for improvement like I can say for anyone, but there are areas in Trent’s game where he did show up and help us in key situations.”

“We think the sky’s the limit for Trent,” said Pagano. “This will be a very important offseason for him and for everybody on our roster. I look for great things from Trent. Trent looks for great things from himself. There are high expectations not only from us but (what) he has for himself.”

Pyro's take: That is a lot of high praise, and I understand why they are giving it. They want to get the best out of Trent next year, but he will have a lot to prove.

Richardson has yet to have a signature game in the NFL. Trent has played in 31 NFL games, and he has only averaged 4.0 Yard Per Carry or better six times. He has a 3.3 YPC career average. He has not shown the ability to break the big run, and he struggled in the redzone last year.

I though Trent was going to be a beast, and after watching more and more tape, I am not seeing what the Colts are. I am not buying into this hype until I see him produce in a game.

02/21/14, 05:29 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.colts.com

Richardson continues to struggle, but not according to him

Richardson likely isn't living up to his own — or his team's —expectations. His 2.8-yard per carry average since joining the Colts via a trade with the Browns in September has sparked significant debate among fans and media about Richardson's ability to be a true franchise back.

But Monday he offered a vigorous defense for himself.

"I'm not frustrated at all because I think I've been playing good," Richardson said. "If you turn on the film, I don't have any missed assignments. I haven't had any missed reads. I've been playing good. Stuff just hasn't matched up like we thought it would when I'm in there. I think teams match up differently when I come in.

"But if (running back) Donald (Brown) is having a good day or (quarterback) Andrew (Luck) is having a good day, I think that's a good day for me even if people are keying on me. That might let Donald get going or let Andrew have a big day. That's a good day for me, too."

Pyro's take: Richardson may be doing all that he is being asked to do by the Colts, but he is failing in giving fantasy owners any type of return on their investments.

Trent has been purely disappointing in the fantasy world, as he is not rushing for a lot of yards per carry, 2.8, does not break any big runs, and has not scored a touchdown since week 4. He is definitely worth benching, and in 10 team leagues he is close to being worth dumping.

11/18/13, 07:08 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.indystar.com

Trent needs to get on track, and fast

“We’ve got to get it going early, especially for an offense like this one we’re about to face,” Richardson said Thursday.

Starting fast is critical. The Broncos are off to a 6-0 start in large part because of their ability to apply early pressure. They’ve scored 45 first-quarter points, second to Chicago (48). The Colts are tied for 12th with 27, but have generated only one Adam Vinatieri field goal and a 73-yard Luck-to-T.Y. Hilton touchdown pass in the past three games.

That has to change, insisted Richardson.
The offense, he said, “is going to have to play a big part of backing up our defense. The running game is going to be crucial ... hold our defense off the field and keeping us on the field.”

Pyro's take: Richardson looked a lot better last week carrying the ball, and made some real nice hard-nosed runs, but he still has yet to be the impact player the Colts and fantasy owners were expecting. The game this week is the time for Richardson to make his money, because this is the type of game his was brought in to help give the Colts an advantage.

The Colts, of all teams, know that they need to keep Peyton of the field as much as possible to have a chance, but I am not sold that Richardson is going to be able to get the job done in this game. If the Broncos jump on the Colts, which is entirely possible, Richardson will be lost in the shuffle yet again

10/17/13, 07:36 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.indystar.com

Coach Pagano looking for Trent to breakout

Coach Chuck Pagano expects the running back to bust out soon.

"(Richardson) is a between-the-tackles, hard-nosed, tough, rugged runner," Pagano told NFL Media's Albert Breer this week. "And he's got 4.4 speed. So if he gets to the second level, and happens to break a tackle, he can take it the distance. And that's gonna happen. That'll come. He's a young player still. He's learning, and obviously making the transition coming over from Cleveland, being here now for three weeks."

Richardson said he's made strides learning the Colts' offense, which will allow him to see holes better and make big plays.

Pyro's take: Richardson has been a bust so far this season, only averaging 3.1 YPC so far on the season. I will admit that he has had a tough schedule going up against the Dolphins, 49ers and Seahawks, but great players are supposed to step up against top competition. He has now been with with the Colts for 3 games, so Richardson had better step it up this week against the Chargers in the spotlight of Monday Night Football. In my opinion, this game should be a good indicator of what we can expect to see from Trent the rest of the season.

10/09/13, 05:59 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nfl.com

Trent Richardson traded to the Colts

The Colts acquired running back Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday in exchange for the Colts' 2014 first-round draft pick. Just one year after the Browns drafted Richardson No. 3 overall, the team's new regime has given up on him. The Browns are loading up on 2014 draft picks.

How did Richardson react to the news?

"He was shocked, upset," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a person close to Richardson. "He loved Cleveland. But slowly, he's understanding the benefits in Indy."

It's a stunning move: Richardson was considered the centerpiece of the offense. But new coach Rob Chudzinski, new general manager Michael Lombardi and new CEO Joe Banner clearly decided that he no longer fit their plans.

Pyro's take: Holy shit balls batman!!! I thought this was a joke when I heard the first report, but this is real. As a Trent Richardson owner I am ecstatic that he is headed to the Colts.

Richardson was not being used correctly at all this season and a change of venue is the best thing that could have happened. Not only a change, but joining Andrew Luck, who was drafted 2 spots ahead of him in 2011. Ahmad Bradshaw loses all of his value as Richardson will be the workhorse he was supposed to be in Cleveland.

I have no idea what they are doing in Cleveland, but it is time to forget about anyone producing points there except for Jordan Cameron. The addition of Richardson should also help the Colts receivers as defenses will now have to commit to stop Trent.

09/18/13, 08:34 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nfl.com

Trent Richardson limited by his head coach?

Rob Chudzinski quotes about Trent Richardson.

"Through the course of the game, Trent’s a critical part of our offense,'' said Chudzinski. "We want to give him the ball as much as we can. I thought in the first half we had a pretty good mix going there, even into the third quarter. We had a lot of two-minute situations yesterday, one at the end of the half and obviously in the fourth quarter. The key is we have to convert on third down and we’ll get plenty more opportunities to get the ball to Trent as well."

"You can always second-guess everything when you don’t win,'' said Chudzinski. "We had some things we liked. Some of them came up, some didn’t quite as well. And they tightened up a little bit against the run when we got into the third quarter.''

The Browns also limited Richardson's chances on third down.

"We want to make sure that he stays fresh as well and that's part of the plan,'' said Chudzinski.

Pyro's take: This is not the news I was wanting to hear from the Browns head coach. Norv Turner had done a lot of talking in the preseason that Richardson was a 300 carry back, but he only had 13 carries in week 1, and only 5 in the second half...let me be more accurate third quarter. Richardson did not have a carry in the 4th quarter.

I understand that the Browns were behind, but the fact that they lost should hopefully wise them up and get Trent the ball 25 times this week. I am still a believer in Richardson, but he has a tough match-up at Baltimore in week 2.

09/12/13, 07:56 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.cleveland.com

Richardson Compared to Emmitt Smith and LT

Norv Turner was asked about Trent Richardson and how he compares to Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson.

"Just watching him and seeing him against us when I came here in October and then watching the tape, yeah, he’s that type of runner,'' said Turner. "Obviously he’s the third pick in the draft. I think he has a lot of great days ahead of him. I always have a problem comparing players because each guy has his own unique style, but I think he’s capable of doing great things.”

Turner was then asked if Richardson would see 300 carries this season and said.

"If that player is your best player, then I think it’s probably a good thing to have him in the game and give him the ball...So I would hope Trent would have that many carries."

Pyro's take: This is great news for Richardson and fits well into our projections for Richardson this season. Richardson is in line for a monster 2nd, 1st healthy, season, and under the tutelage of Turner Richardson is going to be given every opportunity to succeed. Richardson is the 3rd best running back in our eyes, behind Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin.

07/23/13, 09:45 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: sports.yahoo.com