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Road to Canton? Trent Richardson's Career in the MMPL

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by BlyGilmore, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

    Apr 9, 2009
    After weeks of drills, double sessions and meaningless games, HB Trent Richardson and the Cleveland Browns were finally ready to play a game that mattered, facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles at home in Browns Stadium.​
    For Richardson, it was the first change he had to prove he was worth the high first round pick, and bonus money that comes along with it. But, having played at Alabama, he was used to big games and the spotlight that came with it, and shined in his debut.​
    After watching the Eagles march their second possession down for a touchdown, Richardson and the Browns answered on the next drive, with the rookie getting his first NFL touchdown with 1:08 left in the 1st on a 15 yard scamper.​
    With the score 7-7 heading into the 2nd quarter, the Eagles (particularly Michael Vick) preceded to implode. First Donovan McNabb caught his old team napping on a quick throw to WR Greg Little, who broke a tackle for a 79 yard touchdown reception. Little had 98 yards total in the game.​
    The Eagles answered by turning the ball over on a bad throw my Vick. On the next play the Browns scored again, this time on a 26 yard throw and catch from McNabb to Josh Cribbs. In the blink of an eye it was 21-7.​
    Just before the 2 minute warning, Vick turned the ball over again. After a 10 yard run by Richardson, and some precise throws by McNabb, the Browns were once again knocking on the door. This time McNabb his Carlton Mitchell on a curl route in the end zone for the final points of the half.​
    Up 28-7, the Browns were largely in eat the clock mode, running the ball with Richardson and backup Chris Ogbonnaya and kicking two field goals. Philadelphia also kicked two field goals in the 4th.​
    Stats of Note:
    - Donovan McNabb - 3 TDs, 1 INT, 61 percent completion percentage for 217 yards.​
    - Michael Vick - 2 INTs, 51 percent, 129 yards passing.​
    - The Browns were 8 for 11 converting on third down.​
    - The Browns had 389 yards of total offense compared to just 194 for the Eagles.​
    Richardson's Line:
    - 31 carries for 168 yards and 1 TD.​

    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
  2. mooseboyj

    mooseboyj Walk On

    Jul 5, 2012
    Good model. Thanks.
  3. NYJuggalo45

    NYJuggalo45 Walk On

    Feb 10, 2009
    Nice write up Bly...unfortunately there will be none of this for Tennessee simply because there is nothing to write about. Much like real life...Chris johnson has about 40 yards on 30 carries thru 2 games. Jake Locker is running for his life on every play. And our defense can't stop anyone. This goes for practice too vs the scout team. I've actually lost the last 2 practice games/drills due to them scoring on every drive and Locker getting sacked/Johnson sucking and fumbling.
  4. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

    Apr 9, 2009

    could be worse ... you could be counting on Donovan McNabb. then again he played lights out against the Eagles.

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