Earlier this week we had an amazing opportunity to ask St. Louis Rams running back Daryl Richardson a few questions. First and foremost we would like to thank Daryl Richardson and his manager for making this all possible and we wish him a fast, speedy recovery this offseason. Here’s what Richardson had to say:
I really looked up to Barry Sanders. He was a great player and just seemed like a good guy. I really like the way he ran and his speed.
I think everyone stayed really positive and focused. It is always a loss any time you have a player that is hurt but I think the team worked really hard to make sure nobody lost focus.
My injury obviously took a toll on how I was able to perform and participate during the season. It was very frustrating to not have a way to fix the problem and to know that it was just going to take time. Right now I am feeling a lot better and finally feeling like I am about ready to get back out there and go full force.
When you look at any player at this level it is obvious that each person has a tremendous amount of talent. Zac has abilities to do things I can’t and Benny, Chase, and Isaiah can do things that Zac can’t, we each have our own unique style and game. I think that a lot of my strength comes from my speed though.
I truly believe that God was looking out for me when he put me with Steven my first season. I can’t think even begin to tell you what a blessing that man has been to me both on and off the field. I think it is rare to find someone in this line of work that is willing to truly reach out and try to help or teach someone, especially in the same position.
Steven has taught me a lot but I’d say the most impactful thing was his acceptance of me as a teammate and person instead of treating me like his competitor. I definitely couldn’t have come in under a better man.
In 2014 I feel like I am going to come back strong and ready to play better than ever. I expect my team to have a great season and for my coaches/managers to bring in some great draft picks. There is no doubt that we have an talented group of guys and I’m looking forward to what is in store for all of us. I’m fully expecting us to make it to the playoffs and hopefully the superbowl.
I feel that we have the ability and talent to compete with anyone. Like I said, every person on this level has talent, it is just a matter of learning how to work as a team and I think that we are making great strides in that direction.
Topics: St. Louis Rams