Updated: August 2nd, 2014 2:55pm
By: Daniel House
"It's been great, it has been a great experience so far. Learning from the vets, learning from these coaches, and just getting better everyday," Richardson said.
Richardson is working with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson to learn how to handle certain situations on the field. The coaches are really stressing finishing the play and securing the ball in the event a turnover occurs.
"The biggest focus is just knowing your job, knowing your assignment, being an aggressive offensive lineman, finishing at the end of the play, ball security, rushing down the field, that's all a part of ball security, that we play emphasis on in our offense; as far as getting down the field. If a ball is to come out, making sure that we are sprinting down the field and giving a great effort," Richardson added.
The biggest transitions for Richardson since he entered the league in May, is the physicality of the of the defensive lineman, the playbook depth, and expectations of the NFL.
"The depth of the playbook and probably the overall speed of the rushers. It has been a thing I have been adapting pretty well to. Just all about staying in the playbook everyday, taking the coaching, and over time you will get better and that's what I'm doing," Richardson explained.
Richardson is very excited to work with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, but he understands his expectations are extremely high. The depth of the playbook is massive and the amount of installs being implemented is testing the knowledge of all the players on the roster.
Richardson enjoys playing football and displays passion for his job. He knows not many people have the opportunity to do what they love and he cherishes the chance he has to play in the NFL.
"The thing is; you are pros. This is what we do, this is our job, and I just love it because, to do something you love and for it to be your job, it really doesn't make it a job. That's the thing I love about it," Richardson concluded.