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I know it's early but Stevan Ridley is showing he could be a #1 back

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  1. Patriots2001

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    This guy is showing me power and quickness..thoughts ?
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    I feel like crying.
    We should have played Ridley in the Super Bowl.
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    Don't see why not. the guy is a classic slasher
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    This is why i was glad we didn't pay Green-Ellis, Ridley has much higher potential. I wanted too see him start and he didn't disapoint.
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    Ridley looked great. 100+ yards rushing..will help the O that much more
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    Great game today.

    Now to put it together next week. Other teams will have to begin to game plan for him if he puts performances in back to back .
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    He was much better than I was expecting. While I miss lawfirm because I thought he was a good guy I'm going to admit that Ridley is the better option. Hopefully he can continue this production through the season.

    I will say when he gets hit and goes to the ground it scares me a bit. He falls kind of funny and makes me think he is going to either break or tear something if he is not careful.
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    Ridley showed he could be a #1 back last year. It was just the fumbles that kept him out in the playoffs.
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    This could turn out to be better than the Branch pick, a similar reach type pick where people thought he could have been available later on but BB didn't want to risk it and took the guy he wanted. It's early but it's looking really good now.
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    Also did a good job on blitz pickup and catching 2 balls for 27 yards. Ridley is going to have a big year.
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    Mankins, Solder, and Gronk were blowing up their side of the line.

    I'm glad we didn't pay BJGE either. Not that he got huge money but we saw a perfect example of RB's that go into that slide. Johnson got a lot of carries early in his career and doesn't look like the same guy.

    I wonder if he still wants to race Bolt?

    Anyway, yeah, Ridley. Sweet.
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    The running game finally makes its return this year? :rocker:

    If so, it's about time. Ridley looks the the real thing. Need Vareen to get healthy to lighten the load on him and have a viable back up if he gets injured. Boldon = sub-JAG.

    And I was nearly salivating at the thought of the ways McDaniels would be able use Demps. :( That almost would have been unfair to opposing defenses.
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    Remember seeing glimpses of Ridley last season and he looked decent, glad to see him do so well today.
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    Ridley had an excellent first day as the primary back. He has a punishing and elusive dimension to his game The first good game of hopefully many this season. The OL performed pretty well, considering all of the anxiety directed toward them.
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    Ridley was great. I'm hoping that the Pats have their best running game since Corey Dillon. Makes me very excited for the season. Should help Brady.
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    I like how he looked comfortable catching the ball, too...... Another dimension for opposing defenses to worry about out of the base set
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    Yeah, on the pre game show they kept touting his ability to get small. Well...today he couldn't get small enough.
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    he looks like he could be a pro bowl back
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    He's on course for 2000 yards on 336 carries and 16 TDs! :p

    I'd be happy if he got 1000 yards to be perfectly honest, anything more is a plus.
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    It depends upon how much he plays. If he is the #1 RB getting 20+ carries every week, then 1000 is a total fail.
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    I didn't manage to watch the game (expect for the final play), but from the sounds of it, he was great.

    I remember watch the first preseason game last season with my girlfriend, and on first time seeing Ridley she said 'he is going to be good!' and he became her favourite player. She is feeling pretty happy with herself :D
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    I like Ridley, but he can't survive the load we gave him with the amount of hitting he took for a long season. Bolden can sub during game for a fresher Ridley end of season times.
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    I expect Vereen will give us something too.
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    Can he? We will see. If not HOPEFULLY vereen will give us something
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    Why? I think he seemed to run better with more carries. Woodhead and Bolden did OK spelling him. If he keeps this up, maybe he could be a true three down back, and no more RBBC would be needed.
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    Pretty much did what I expected. Based on what he's done so far you had to expect something along those lines if you give him 20 carries.
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    With his YPC Ridley should be a 1300-1500 yds back.

    Add in what Vereen and Woodhead can contribute and there's plenty of running game for the Pats. :rocker:
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    Give that makeshift OL some credit as well,Ridley had some slim daylight open on some of his runs and Gronk helped after the LOS.
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    Ridley has such fast acceleration he looks like hes shot out of a cannon. But at the same time he has good vision and can turn on a dime and change direction. If he stays healthy he will have a very good career.....I don't want to put him in canton just yet.
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    Yup I DEF think so. He made a believer out of me. I wasn't sure if he had it in him to be a feature back but SO FAR I think he has tools to be an all around back for us. Yes it's only week one but I like our chances with him back there.
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