i do not believe it was necessary for richardson to do that. not all players are born to be vocal leaders, but rather lead by example. it is not imperative for a DE to the vocal leader of you defense like it is for a QB is on offense. i do not think it is fair to crucify him for that, it is not the kind of person he is.
now in chicago he has people like urlacher and tommie and chris harris to take that pressure off him. he was not born in chicago and play football his whole life in chicago, so the expectations for him to be a vocal leader will not be as important. he will go out there and lead by example and will bet my forum rights to post on this board that it will be his best year ever.
Please remove Pepper's knob from your mouth before you talk.
You want to be paid like a leader, step up to the plate. Any pressure is put on him and he crumbles like a little bitch.