Brown downplayed Richardson as an "ordinary" talent. Richardson is out to prove the (cranky) legend incorrect.
"I laugh at the situation," Richardson told ESPN.com earlier this month. "You don't know me from spic to span. 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. I haven't done anything yet."