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    Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Poor fella can't get any shout out here in this forum, can he? :confused:

    RB's have a history of getting bashed in here, so let's have a little praise for once. 1k with 4 games still to go is quite an accomplishment.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    I wasn't expecting him to be as good as he has been and I was bummed when they let BJGE go.

    Looking back it was a good move and one of the few times Belichick has proven to be a better GM than me. I guess he gets lucky every now and then.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Ridley is a great back and they should have run him more in the beginning of the game. He got yards to day that were barely there. He deserves the game ball in my mind.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    I bet it's more than a few.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    They kept plugging away with him and it paid off with that awesome drive at the end. And that TD run was beauty, sliding out to the opening.

    Someone on Twitter said Ridley joins exclusive company among Pats RBs by gaining 1,000 after 12 games: Dillon, Martin (twice) and Jim Nance. I may have left someone out, but that's good company.

    And kudos to an offensive line that all too often has been makeshift.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Congrats to Stevan Ridley. I hope it is the first of many more to come for him in a Pats uniform.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    If only Ridley could catch better, I guess that's what Woodhead and Vereen are for though. Ridley should be a pro bowler this year
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    One of the FEW times BB has been a better GM than you? ROFL.
    Thank god, it's not the forum armchair GMs who are in charge of this team.
    Hindsight is 20-20.
    BB may not be perfect but he's a LOT better than most GMs in the NFL, and infinitely better than this forum's armchair GMs. ;-)

    Back to Ridley. Great young player. He reminds me of clock killing Dillon with that drive to finish off the Dolphins and crush their hopes and dreams of a comeback. He didn't need a full 16 games to hit the 1k mark, this kid is legit. KUDOS!
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Ridley danced a few times at the line but he's our best back since Dillon. What's even better is that Vereen is healthy and making some big plays in big games. They ran it down Miami's throat today to close out the game and it wouldn't have been possible without the Riddler.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    His dancing was due to Miami's Front 7 being incredibly stout. Holes open and close very fast against a good run D. Most of the time there were no holes and he was forced to try and take it outside against a sealed off edge. I think this game was a good lesson for him.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Relax man I'm pretty sure he was joking.

    Ridley has been awesome this year, I had a great feeling about him and he has not disappointed one bit. Hopefully we utilize the threat he possesses to open up the PAP and hurt other defenses up the gut when they don't respect the run.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    should have ran him more today iMO
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    It never fails.

    No matter how many times you reread a post and think to yourself 'Surely everyone who reads this will see it is purely tongue in cheek, that it is actually a self-deprecating remark about how wrong I was about ditching BJGE for Ridley', it is still pretty much a guarantee that someone is going to take you seriously, isn't it?
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    I hope this game was a lesson for Mcdaniels that no matter how good the opposing teams run defense is you have to STAY COMMITTED TO THE RUN and it will eventually pay off.

    this game wouldve been alot easier if they went to the run in the first half and could get brady to run some play action instead of going shotgun every play
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Congrats to Ridley! There seem to be 3-4 plays each game where I'm sure he's been stopped for little or no gain, but then he emerges from the other side of the scrum and picks up 5 more yards. He's been a great back for the Pats this year.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Remember when people wanted Ingram? That Ingram pick trade got the Pats Chandler Jones and Shane Vereen.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Still don't know why BB didn't play him in the Super Bowl. He was better than BJGE last year despite his late season fumbles.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Never expected him to have as big a year he has had. What a beast. Hope he catches some eyes in the playoffs, gonna need his production.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    My post was TIC also, but there are some who truly think they are better than Bill.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    I think he benefited from the off season, its hard to say if he would have helped.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Leaving aside my lame Shiancoe gag, I guess you would say Ridley is my binky... He's making me forget CM, healing that wound; it's nice to have a RB who's fun to watch again. I especially like how he squeezes extra yards out of plays that look to be over.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Also if the story is true thank you Nick Saban
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    That's what smileys are for. :)
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    No, I refuse to conform! Smileys make my posts less edgy.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    I too was disappointed with how little play action was used and how little run-pass balance there was early ion the game. A bit more patience on that front might have opened up a lot.

    It seems to me that once the Pats settle on a game plan they are sometimes reluctant to adjust it. The book on the Dolphins was that if you spread them out they are much less effective, and that seemed to be a prominent feature of the Pats' gameplan. But it wasn't that effective, and when they actually ran the ball they did fine. In the Seattle game they pretty much abandoned the run as well; the next week San Francisco mauled Seattle's run defense.

    I've commented on this before, and I completely agree. The Pats need to stay committed to run-pass balance and to play action, and not get so predictable at times.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    That's 1000 yards Jim Brown Style. 12 games.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    The runs to the outside seemed to be the only ones that the Phins could stop consistently. Otherwise the big issue was the refs coming down hard on the Pats for holding in the running game; considering what the Phins got away with there appeared to be a clear double standard there. The lack of the running game early and all the deep drops really put a lot of pressure on the tackles, which sure looked like a get Brady killed game plan considering...
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Couldn't agree more. Not nearly enough Ridley or Vereen in that game until the final drive. Even the drive before that, they started running and got a first down. Then had a decent gain on first down called back on holding which killed that drive. But it still worked a heck of alot better than the spread until the penalty. Hope we aren't as stubborn down the stretch with committing to the run.
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    Re: Kudos to Ridley for going over 1,000....?

    Man, I was just going to write the EXACT same thing! Right on!

    1000yds in 12 games is totally legit.
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