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Daryl Richardson: There Are Always Corrections

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Jets RB Not Satisfied Despite 61-Yard Preseason Finale at Philadelphia

Daryl Richardson had a solid performance in the Jets’ 37-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he wasn’t content with his play on the field, and likely never will be.

“There’s always corrections. On film, there’s always ways to get better,” said the running back, who had 61 total yards on 13 touches against the Eagles. “I’ll never be satisfied with anything. I’m going to watch the film and fix some mistakes.”

That’s the kind of guy he is. Despite his 95 yards rushing during the preseason, second only to Chris Johnson’s 107 yards, and his 58 receiving yards that were tops among Jets running backs, he doesn’t see anything that stands out to him on film.  

For Richardson, the video reveals areas in which he needs to improve before the Raiders come to MetLife Stadium for the season opener a week from Sunday.

“I need to work on the overall thing,” he said. “Blocking, running, hitting holes, catching the ball, running routes.”

In working on the fundamentals of the position, he said he looks to the three men above him on the depth chart in Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. He said the three have helped him get closer to the running back he aspires to be.

“All three of them are great guys. All of them come in and work every day,” he said. “All three of them bring something different to the table and they’ve been real good to me. I’ve been soaking in everything from them. They’ve been willing to help me.”

Richardson, entering his third season in the league, will have to take advantage of every touch he gets, because, well, there won’t be too many extra carries with the three-headed monster currently occupying the Jets backfield.

“I’m going to make the best of my opportunities,” he said. “I’m looking to get better every day and work hard.”

Richardson added that he has no goals or expectations that include statistics. Instead, he wants to continue his hard work through the season on being a team player.

Last year with the Rams, Richardson had 475 yards rushing on 98 attempts and added 163 yards on 24 catches. Although he most likely won’t see that many touches in green and white, he brings with him the potential to be the hidden gem of the backfield.

He cracked a smile when talking about the potential of the backfield and the offense as a whole, despite the 30-point loss to the Eagles. He believes that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will be able to create plays for the different offensive weapons on the Jets.

“I feel great. We have a great offense with some really explosive players,” he said. “We have a good offensive coordinator who’s going to call plays to get people in the right spots and get people open. I feel pretty good.”


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