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  1. VJCPatriot

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    The most hated/criticized pick of the 2011 draft is now bearing fruit. He has become our defacto, unquestioned starter at RB. The Pats haven't had such a talented feature back since the days of Corey Dillon.

    Ridley is a tough runner and explosive. Yes, he needs to emphasize ball security more. But I think we need to appreciate what we have in Ridley. He has scored on two tough redzone runs. And gives us a solid back we can count on for 20+ touches a game.
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    This ball security thing is BS. 5 fumbles in 387 carries? 2 of his 4 this year came in a weather game where there were 8 fumbles in the game. The guy has solid ball security.
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    I thought that was Mallett. . . . :confused:
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    He's slowed down a little bit after what looked like was going to be a monster season, but 1200+ yards and 12+ TD is still a good season, excellent for a first season as a feature back.

    Still room for improvement and I'm sure he will improve but I'd gladly take that year from our starting RB.
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    I thought it was Dowling? . . . :confused:
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    I'm a biased observer..

    As I watch every RB we have run the ball, I can't help but compare him mentally to Maroney and think to myself: Wooee, this kid is GOOD. :eek:
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    Solid season, weak second half, should be an interesting battle in camp for the starting RB spot if Bolden goes to work.
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    no..he fumbled a couple of games back...he's no good...Pats lose next week...it's all bad...everything is bad
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    Were you on these forums on draft night? There were a lot of panties in a bunch after the Pats took back to back running backs.
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    great season.

    MOre than we expected at the start of the year.
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    Maybe you should have started this thread on that forum then. Ridley has faced some criticism, but he's also gotten a lot of love, especially this season. Vereen has had more critics because of his draft position and slow start.

    Guys who deserve a lot more love around here are Welker and Woodhead. I kind of wish the crowd had had the sense to start some sign the beast chants for Robert's benefit.
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    his cutting/direction change ability on a dime is awesome. I think it's his biggest weapon.
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    Vereen is getting criticism because he was taken ahead of Ridley. However because of how well Woodhead has played, it's really no big wonder that Vereen has not gotten a lot of snaps.

    Would love to resign Woody at the right price. But a team that sees a potential Sproles-type clone in Woodhead might overpay for him. It would be a shame to lose Woodhead, but I think Vereen would provide us much of the same skillset.

    The hand-wringing that goes on after each Pats draft day selection always gives plenty of amusement after the fact. Ridley was criticized as a redundant pick who wasn't 'fast enough'. Well it looks like the Pats scouting department got the job done right with the Ridley pick.
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    I love Ridley. Great great season for him and for us.
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    I love ALL our running backs and have a super soft spot for woodhead. He is a 1st class human being 1st and foremost. But if we lose woodhead, we have an olympian waiting in the wing.
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    ...back to Ridley. 1,263 rushing yards, 12 TDs. Best NE back since Dillon.
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    but but but...he fumbles so we should trade him! (talk 2 weeks ago) :bricks::bricks:
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    Don't remember if I said it here, but I was telling anyone who would listen back in August that this was Ridley's year. I really liked what I saw out of him last year. Ball security, though not the issue some make it out to be, is something fairly easily taught.
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    Ridley is a top 10 RB in the NFL. The talk of him being the # 1 back is like asking if Brady should be are # 1 QB.

    Woodhead is a WR/RB and he should be resigned based on WR depth just as much as RB depth.
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    Best stable of RB's we've had in my memory. Next season should be even better. Ridley is a beast and Vereen was injured early on. Bolden is a pleasant surprize.
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