By David Bonaney
The former Alabama Heisman running back, Trent Richardson, had an impressive season his rookie year. He was a 2012 first round draft pick.
He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns as a #3 pick. Trent played all 15 games and ended his rookie season with 950 yards with 11 touchdowns.
Trent Richardson revealed part of the reason why he had a tough season in the NFL was due to his lack of effort. Richardson said “It's very easy to get lazy in the NFL.”
I don't doubt the fact that it's easy to be lazy in the professional football league, but it’s ridiculous if that's your excuse. That has to be the most pathetic thing I've ever heard coming from an athlete.
Not just an athlete though, this man is a professional football player. He knows that in order for you to be the best, you have to beat the best.
To beat the best, you have to work harder than the man on top of the ladder. To be honest, it's easier to kick the man off the top because they're not working as hard as they were when they wanted to be at the position they're in now.
Trent won the Heisman trophy in 2011 after an outstanding season. He knows what it takes to be the best, so why isn't he best?
He's getting too distracted off non-sense and if he wanted it as bad as he said he wanted it, he'd most definitely be in the same category as Adrian Peterson and Le’veon Bell. I don't understand, how is that even possible?
You can't go from being the best in NCAA, then be the worst in the league and use “it's easy to get lazy in the NFL” as an excuse. Are players being overpaid?
Why doesn't the league increase mandatory workout sessions like NCAA? I'm starting to believe that college players work harder than professional players.
Professional players are getting over hyped. Not everybody at the professional level works hard.
Sources say that Trent Richardson went back to Alabama to get that “hungry” feeling back. Alabama created a monster and I believe they can help him get his mind right and become one of the most improved players of the year.
I expect a lot from Trent Richardson next season, not only because he's on my Baltimore Ravens squad but also because he has a lot of doubters. So that's more fuel to an animal and I expect great things from his end.