1) Introduction: Richardson was expected to offer valuable depth at safety for the Packers. While he played sparingly, Richardson contributed on special teams and brought some much needed emotion to the field when he did see action.
- Age: 25
- Born: 1/21/90 in Fort Campbell, TN
- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 216
- College: Vanderbilt
- Rookie Year: 2012
- NFL Experience: 3 years
3) Expectations coming into the season: Richardson provided depth at a safety position that saw Micah Hyde transition to it from cornerback and first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix added via the draft. Richardson was primarily used on special teams but did see a few defensive snaps in 2014.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Richardson logged tackles for a loss in games against the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles this season. His only real low-light of the season was not seeing more action on defense.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Richardson didn’t really make an impact on the field. His primary contribution was insurance in case of injury and on special teams. Fortunately for the Packers, they remained relatively healthy at the safety position in 2014.
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Richardson had one lonely tackle against the Seattle Seahawks and otherwise, didn’t show up on the stat sheet.
7) Intangibles: One thing we can say about Richardson is that he’s completely past the neck injury that required surgery and, if healthy, can continue to provide solid depth at safety. He’s a selfless player who contributed on special teams and displayed some emotion when he did make a play.
Season Report Card:
(B) Level of expectations met during the season
(B-) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(B-) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade: B-——————
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