Ridley Sickened By His Own Play

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    Ridley Sickened By His Own Play

    http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2013/11/stevan_ridley_on_fumbles_they.html

    "I work too hard to make the small mistakes, and I keep setting myself back and setting this team back," Ridley said. "The offense depends on me to go out there and get the job done, and when I put the ball on the ground, they have no option but to take me out and it's sickening."

     

     
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

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    I don't think it's about 2 hands on the ball as much as it is (1) keeping it tight to his body; and  (2) carrying it about 6 inches higher;

    He's particularly susceptible when he goes into that spin move of his.

    I'm with you though.  I would not give up on him, despite the frustration.

     

     
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    http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2013/11/stevan_ridley_on_fumbles_they.html

    "I work too hard to make the small mistakes, and I keep setting myself back and setting this team back," Ridley said. "The offense depends on me to go out there and get the job done, and when I put the ball on the ground, they have no option but to take me out and it's sickening."

     

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    Ridley definitely has a lot of talent but he obviously is not practicing proper ball security by keeping it high and tight.

     
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    Ridley BLOWS!

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

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    Although I've become frustrated with Ridley (like no else is?) I think the kid has the potential to do well.  If there is a way to overcome his ball security issues, BB will find it.

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:

    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  



    Getzo I am with you. I am really pulling for this guy and even bought an autographed jersey of his last year for my man room (get it early in the career when its cheap right?! LOL) But I am running out of patience. I am a big believer in karma and I feel like he showboats to much, and everytime he does the football Gods hit him with a fumble. Also I really appreciate you being the positive energy in the game thread the last few weeks! Keep the faith my brother!

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

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    I'm with you.

     
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    All I could think of when Ridley fumbled his last time with Denver was Berman screaming, "Whoop" in a high pitched girl voice

    http://youtu.be/USUPRBoQiZk

    I could tell the last game was difficult for everyone to hold onto the ball, but this has been a problem with Ridley for the past few games.  That being said, his fumble percentages were not that bad from 2011-2012. 

    http://nflmanniac.blogspot.com/2013/02/nfl-running-back-ball-security-fumble.html

    That blog did a good job of breaking down the average fumble percentages in the NFL and the average among running backs was about 1% of the time.  Ridley fell right in the middle of the pack in that regard and Blount was actually down the bottom of the pack with a roughly 2% fumble rate. 

    From 2011-2012, Ridley's fumble % was 1.295%

    2013 Ridley's fumble % is 2.22%, but those fumbles came at bad times and directly affected the games score and potential outcome.  Now that is close to Blount's 2.013% that he had from 2010-2012, but his numbers are not showing this trend over that amount of time.  This should be a learning curve and Bill is consistent with his punishment for this problem. 

    I'm saying for the fans to not go all chicken little because of three fumbles.  Yes it is not great and it's not the Law Firm, but he should move closer to his career mark that was about league average given enough time and opportunity.  That said, he better do it quick so he can crawl out of the dog house some more and give this team a solid contribution for the playoffs.

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

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    Get help.

     
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     That being said, his fumble percentages were not that bad from 2011-2012. 

     

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    How are they in the playoffs?

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

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    You're not the only one rooting for this guy . . . he has talent.  Tiki Barber was one of the worst for fumbles but the Giants worked with him and he became a very steady running back for them, so it can be done!

     
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    I've ALWAYS been a huge fan of Ridley. and last year, i felt fumbling wasnt too much of an issue with the amount of carries he took. the playoff fumble v. ravens was BS. but this year it frustrates me.

    althoguh i think the denver fumble was a combo of bad playcall, poor execution (pulling guard was no where to be found) an a really good hit helmet on ball by Woodyard. Ridley's situation cant have that happening. i think they should cut back his carries to 12-15. i like bolden, not as a total lead back. Rusty has a good take on it. i like the Bolden 40%, Ridley 40%, and Vereen 20%. we will need Ridley to run hard in the playoffs. he needs his confidence back. bench him, but not totally, just limit carries and slowly increase his role as we progress

     
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     That being said, his fumble percentages were not that bad from 2011-2012. 

     



    How are they in the playoffs?

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    Why don't you tell me since you are the one with a question?  I did the work to pull up the other stats.

     Josh McDaniels doesn't seem to be overreacting:

    http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2013/11/26/josh-mcdaniels-expresses-great-confidence-in-stevan-ridley/

     
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    " the small mistakes"

     

    A small mistake would be hitting the wrong hole and getting stuffed.  Fumblitis is a terminal disease.

     
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    fum·ble  (fmbl)

    v. fum·bled, fum·bling, fum·bles

    v.intr.

    1. To touch or handle nervously or idly: fumble with a necktie.

    2. To grope awkwardly to find or to accomplish something: fumble for a key.

    3. To proceed awkwardly and uncertainly; blunder: fumble through a speech.

    4.

    a. Football To drop a ball that is in play......ex: Ridley rb New England Patriots

    b. Baseball To mishandle a ground ball.

     
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    http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2013/11/stevan_ridley_on_fumbles_they.html

    "I work too hard to make the small mistakes, and I keep setting myself back and setting this team back," Ridley said. "The offense depends on me to go out there and get the job done, and when I put the ball on the ground, they have no option but to take me out and it's sickening."

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         I really do feel for the guy. BB is probably going to have to roll dice with him, again. But, his fumbling could cost the Pats a shot at another championship.

     

     
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    Ridley is humble and hard on himself. He can only get better . Many good running  backle had fumble issues early in their careers.

     

     
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    As the guy who coined the Ridler nickname--works even better since he's a riddle himself--I really want this guy to succeed since he's the best back on the roster, and probably our best back since 2004 Corey Dillon, but he's got to fix that. 

    He can't keep doing that, I hope he fixes it sooner rather than later because we'll need him in the snow and Blount and "boulder legs" Bolden won't cut it.

     
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    In response to ATJ's comment:
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    In response to Getzo's comment:
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    I'm rooting for this guy. 

    I know I may be the only one, but he's grown on me.  He needs to just use both hands... 10-15 touches a game.  

    [/QUOTE]

    Although I've become frustrated with Ridley (like no else is?) I think the kid has the potential to do well.  If there is a way to overcome his ball security issues, BB will find it.

    [/QUOTE]


    BB could try making him write on the chalkbard 10,000 times....

     

    "I'M A SICKENING LITTLE FUMBLER AND I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN"

     

    That might be a start. He could also duct tape a ball to his hands and leave him that way for a month.

     

     
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    He can only get better .

     

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    Not necessarily. And who wants to pay the price for him learning this, even if he can, when most backs are washed up within 5 years?

     
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    http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2013/11/stevan_ridley_on_fumbles_they.html

    "I work too hard to make the small mistakes, and I keep setting myself back and setting this team back," Ridley said. "The offense depends on me to go out there and get the job done, and when I put the ball on the ground, they have no option but to take me out and it's sickening."

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         I really do feel for the guy. BB is probably going to have to roll dice with him, again. But, his fumbling could cost the Pats a shot at another championship.

     

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    If BB keeps this sickening little fumbler out there, he WILL cost us a championship.

     
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     That being said, his fumble percentages were not that bad from 2011-2012. 

     

     

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    How are they in the playoffs?

     

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    Why don't you tell me since you are the one with a question?  I did the work to pull up the other stats.

     Josh McDaniels doesn't seem to be overreacting:

    http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2013/11/26/josh-mcdaniels-expresses-great-confidence-in-stevan-ridley/

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    He has fumbled about every 16 carries in the playoffs. Atrocious.

     

     
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