Please don't bench Stevan Ridley

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  1. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Yes, he fumbled. He goofed. But overall he had a great game and he has earned his position as a starter by now. Most importantly starting Ridley gives the Pats their best chance to win. Make him work on ball security in practice extra hours on top of regular practice but let's not bench him, mmmkay? Agreed?! From our lips to BB's ears then, LOL.
     
  2. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I don't see them benching him for a whole game. I really don't think he'll get benched at all after today. I think BB was just trying to close out the game with no more hiccups.
     
  3. vuudu

    vuudu In the Starting Line-Up

    He did not goof. That was a great play from Von Miller. There are some instances where you need to give credit to the other team and this was one of them. BB should be fair. Not all fumbles are the same.
     
  4. pherein

    pherein In the Starting Line-Up

    I dont think a dead man with rigga could have held onto that ball.
     
  5. letekro

    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

    Hopefully BB learned from his stupid decision to bench his most explosive back in the playoffs last year.
     
  6. RIpats88

    RIpats88 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    running backs fumble, its part of teh game, especially guys who get ALOT of touches..heck, Benny Green ellis has already fumbled twice this year

    just hopefully Ridley can keep it to a minimum
     
  7. CityOfChampions

    CityOfChampions Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    And Welker vs the Jets. :mad:
     
  8. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    And limiting Welker early this season.:mad:
     
  9. PATSYLICIOUS

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    I highly doubt he gets benched for that. Everyone relax
     
  10. CheeseMonkeys

    CheeseMonkeys 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I don't think Ridley will be benched because they already mix up their running game a lot with Woody, Bolden, and sometimes Vereen. I just hope that Ridley doesn't start playing with hesitation and lose his spark.
     
  11. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Pro Bowl Player

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    I was worried about this the minute Boldin went in full time on the final drive

    We need Ridley to play against a very formidable Seahawks defense
     
  12. Patsrock

    Patsrock Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Most touches he has ever had in a game was tonight at 28. I don't think he gets benched but might go back down to 20-22 touches.
     
  13. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

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    he's young...BB is sending him a message..will only help him
     
  14. Silver Blue&Red

    Silver Blue&Red In the Starting Line-Up

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    The Riddler is not benched. Prob tired and a little beat up. The guy earned his spot. Just a little rest after he Welker carried the team. :)
     
  15. patsfan2007

    patsfan2007 On the Roster

    He's not going to be bench, last week welker fumbles and gronk also.
     
  16. resdubwhite

    resdubwhite In the Starting Line-Up

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    28 touches before that.

    And it was a great play for Miller. Ridley plays next week

    for sure.
     
  17. raduray

    raduray On the Game Day Roster

    If he benches Ridley, he'd have to bench Brady too, no?
     
  18. jnug

    jnug On the Game Day Roster

    I don't see a benching coming Ridley's way. A few less touches maybe which might not be a bad idea. Players rarely end up with their actual measurements posted. So I wonder if he is really 220 lbs. He is doing some tough running for his size I think.
     
  19. LiveShot

    LiveShot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I thought the fumble was questionable, don't know why BB didn't throw the beanbag. I fumble doesn't erase the game he had. Ridley could be the best back since the turncoat who went to the jests with Parcells.
     
  20. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    Its odd when people think BB is a thoughtless moron who will sacrifice team goal over sending a message to a player just because it happened before. Same logic people were having that welker was being sidelined because of contract issues.Not to mention benching wont help solve any fumbling problems ..coaching will.
     
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