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

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  1. Patriots2001

    Patriots2001 On the Game Day Roster

    This guy is showing me power and quickness..thoughts ?
  2. JFK

    JFK Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I feel like crying.
    We should have played Ridley in the Super Bowl.
  3. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Don't see why not. the guy is a classic slasher
  4. SwedishPat

    SwedishPat Banned

    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.
  5. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Ridley looked great. 100+ yards rushing..will help the O that much more
  6. resdubwhite

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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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  7. pwes

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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.
  8. MrNathanDrake

    MrNathanDrake In the Starting Line-Up

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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.

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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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.
  10. ay-yo

    ay-yo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Also did a good job on blitz pickup and catching 2 balls for 27 yards. Ridley is going to have a big year.
  11. The Scrizz

    The Scrizz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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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.
  12. JMarr

    JMarr In the Starting Line-Up

    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.
  13. Patriot to the Core

    Patriot to the Core Practice Squad Player

    Remember seeing glimpses of Ridley last season and he looked decent, glad to see him do so well today.
  14. jlu52

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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.
  15. Lowercaseg

    Lowercaseg On the Roster

    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.
  16. IllegalContact

    IllegalContact Pro Bowl Player

    I like how he looked comfortable catching the ball, too...... Another dimension for opposing defenses to worry about out of the base set
  17. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Yeah, on the pre game show they kept touting his ability to get small. Well...today he couldn't get small enough.
  18. BBass

    BBass Banned

    he looks like he could be a pro bowl back
  19. Big-T

    Big-T Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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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.
  20. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    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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