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  1. AndyJohnson

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    Is there any doubt he is our best RB?
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    I must have missed where BB turned to Green-Ellis down the stretch and near the goal line.

    The RB committee approach is working very well at present.
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    cmon dude, yes, there IS a question...actually at this point i would disagree completely, if you HAVE to declare one the best, its still BJGE

    i like ridley, and i like what he brings, which is different than what BJGE brings, but if we HAD to lose one, i had rather keep BJGE

    they serve different purposes, they are two different type of runners, im glad we have both b/c they compliment each other


    why can we not leave it at that

    ps. what has vereen been up to?
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    He's lucky his fumble went out of bounds.

    Yes, I like him a lot, but BJGEs 0 fumbles makes me more confident in goaline situations.
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    Really? You'd get rid of Ridley and his 5 yards a carry for BJGE and his 3 yards a carry? I think it's pretty clear which one is the better runner.
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    Yea, Benny had a good game. I got a feeling Ridley is going to show up big in the playoffs like Shonn Green and James Starks have in recent years.
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    I could not care less who our best RB is as long as The Committee continues to contribute their varied talents

    Love Ridley
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    Clearly the one who hasn't fumbled and has a penchant for knocking in touchdowns. Neither has to be considered better than the other as they are working well with one another and Woodhead.
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    That would have been a killer turnover. I feared for him all game that he will fumble, glad it was not a costly fumble.
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    Belichick would seethe if he could see this thread ..... :rolleyes:
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    Maurice Jones-Drew has fumbled six times this year. I think I'd still rather have him than BJGE.
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    Stevan Ridley isn't Maurice Jones-Drew.. just yet. That's a poor use of an example.
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    He injured his hammy a while back and has been inactive since. Should be more or less healed by now but probably fell behind a bit on the depth chart if he had moved up at all.
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    I wasn't comparing Ridley to MoJo. I was replying to these people who want to pretend BJGE is a good back just because he doesn't fumble. He's an average player who has done some good things for the Patriots but the team should be trying to upgrade the position. And I think Ridley looks like that upgrade.
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    I like Ridley alot. Powerful with some wiggle.

    I have never yelled "get out of bounds!" harder at a football in my life then when he fumbled today. You're welcome.
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    Find me a coach who doesn't believe winning the turnover battle is a huge determinant in games and I'll retract my position that the Law-Firm is a very good NFL player.

    Both have been impressive at times and less than impressive in others.
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    There is no doubt Ridley is the best rb on this team. He has been since the preseason.
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    It's early and he's barely a rookie,but one has to wonder if Vereen will ever have a place on this team.

    He's been healthy but hasn't really shown anything when he has been in there.
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    Vareen has not been healthy ... lingering hamstring isssue.
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    Currently, I think it's BJGE. But Ridley has the potential to be our number one back.
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    Our best RB is the one who can pick up the blitz. That rules out Woodhead.
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    I think so. I was very encouraged by the fact that they had pass plays under centre while he was in the game. I think they had more of those today than all other games before combined which shows the coaches are beginning to trust him with the blitz pick up even though he did not have to block at all today (unless I missed it).

    The only thing we haven't seen yet is how he does in the passing game. I would love to see him in space, he seems like he has nice speed.
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    Speaking of pass plays, nice catch on that 53 yard reception by BJGE.
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    i don't understand the obsession with picking a #1. they are turning out to be a good tandem. I think they have been resting bjge and his toe and i expect big games from both of them in the playoffs. still incredible that bjge has not fumbled.....ever.
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    For anyone who wants a deeper breakdown, here's a tool that I made that lets you look at a quarter-by-quarter breakdown that includes the number of negative rushes, carries for no gain, etc. for each player:

    2011 Patriots Rushing Stats - Breakdown
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    Wait a minute! A whole season and I'm guessing around a 100 carries (give or take a few), the ball hits the ground once and Riddley is being knocked for being a fumbler? Wow, talk about a tough crowd.

    There is very little doubt at this point that Riddley is the go to back for the bulk of the hand offs. He is out performing BJGE by quite a bit. However, as is so often the case, BJGE has positives that are more desirable in certain circumstances.

    I am fan of BJGE. The guy is a consummate Patriot. However, given his yardage performance over much of the season, if we make BJGE our feature back in the playoffs (our best back), be prepared for even more pressure to be put on the passing game. BJGE simply is not performing at a level that warrants a lot of 'general' hand offs......but as a fan of his I recognize (again) he has excellent contributions to make in specific situations. Riddley (again) is performing at a level that warrants the bulk of the -- what I will call -- general hand offs.

    Watching Riddley I get the feeling that some big, explosive gains are just a blade of grass away from happening (not fumbles). With BJGE, I just don't sense there is these big, breakout runs about to happen.
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    After seeing the speed and jukes BJGE had on that screen pass..i still think he's it
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