It hurt me inside not being out there. I didn’t want to come out. [Coach Pat Shurmur] knows what’s best, he made his decision. You will have to ask him [if it was the right decision]. For me, I thought I should have been in the game, but that’s any athlete, anyone who has that fight in him and is competitive. [...] [The injury] I have is much bigger than what folks think it is, and I don’t want to do anything to hurt the team. I’m not myself out there right now. You look at me, I guess I’m not running hard like I’m used to, so I’m not out there right now. So it is worse than what people think it is.
— Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson, who carried eight times for eight yards in the team’s recent 17-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Shurmur replaced Richardson mid-game, stating that the player simply wasn’t being effective. The Browns, in turn, were forced to throw the ball 40 times.