Jim Brown is arguably the greatest running back in the history of the NFL. So, when he talks, you should listen. But, it sounds like Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has gotten tired of listening to everything Brown has had to say about him. So, a couple months after Brown referred to Richardson as "ordinary" during an ESPN Radio interview, Richardson has finally responded.
"He has his own thoughts," Richardson said recently. "That's him being him. I have no problem with it. I just wish the best of luck for him, whatever he's doing in life…I laugh at the situation. You don't know me…But, he's Jim Brown. He's done a lot here and I haven't done anything yet. I have a lot to accomplish and big shoes to fill. When it comes down to it, I have to work and make sure I make him a believer."
Hmmm…If you read between the lines, there a few light jabs in there ("whatever he's doing in life"?!?) that Richardson probably shouldn't have thrown. This is a legend we're talking about here, not your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ex-NFL player-turned-NFL-analyst. But, hey: If Richardson thinks he can prove Brown wrong and live up to the hype, more power to him. Just as long as he realizes that it's not gonna be easy.
[via Larry Brown Sports]