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May 5, 2014

George Bremer: Richardson holds key to great debate

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Indianapolis is tantalizing close to rejoining the NFL's elite. Before Reggie Wayne's injury, and with a healthy defensive secondary, it defeated both Super Bowl participants a year ago.

But the offense struggled mightily in the first several weeks following Wayne's torn anterior cruciate ligament near the end of the Oct. 20 win against the Broncos. And the defense finished the season by surrendering 87 combined points in two playoff games.

The Colts have just five picks in a draft universally lauded for its extensive depth. And the most valuable selection it could have had already has been used to bring Richardson to town.

So the debate rages on.

It's worth noting Richardson still is just 22 years old and that he claims he's only now gaining a firm grasp of the concepts that drive Indianapolis' offensive philosophy.

If Richardson can live up to his billing coming out of college, the Colts just might reach the heights to which they aspire. If not, many more questions will be asked about that 26th pick and what might have been.

For now, Grigson's asking for a little more patience.

"I'll say this guys, let's just let the guy get in pads," the GM said. "This horse has been dead and buried for months. Trent's in a great place right now."

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