With Colts' Anthony Richardson in protocol, QB's style sparks debate - ESPN - Indianapolis Colts Blog- ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS – At the most basic level, here is how Anthony Richardson’s injury toll breaks down so far: Two games, two injuries for the Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback.
With Richardson entering the NFL’s concussion protocol during Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans, his aggressive style of play is now a compelling topic of conversation.
Richardson, who sustained a left knee contusion in a Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and missed the final few snaps of the game, admittedly plays with an abandon that puts him at risk for the kinds of hits no team wants its quarterback to absorb.
ANTHONY RICHARDSON DOES IT AGAIN
Two TDs. Two drives.
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Physicality, he said recently, is “part of my game and part of my style. I like to hit people first and try to put them in a pickle so they have to make a decision .… I’m going to try to play a little bit smarter and understand that I can’t take big hits if I’m trying to play the whole game.”