Why BB, why?

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    Why BB, why?

    Love BB as a coach but some of his leadership decisions are suspect.  Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch?  Why make a spectacle of him on national TV?  Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  Will it make him hold onto the ball any better?  Just like he did to Welker a few years ago.  1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public.  Love him as a coach but can't agree with some of his methods.

    Discuss.

     
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    Because he's BB and you're not.

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from 347pg. Show 347pg's posts

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    In response to themightypatriots's comment:

    Because he's BB and you're not.



    Brilliant! Your powers of observation are astounding.  Thanks for adding nothing.

     
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    It's ok, we all question BB at one time or another.  And then he shows what complete dunces we were for doing so.  

     
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    Make him hungry, make him want him.

     
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    In response to themightypatriots' comment:

    It's ok, we all question BB at one time or another.  And then he shows what complete dunces we were for doing so.  




    Why are you still here?

     
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    You treat him like any other healthy inactive player. He's part of the team still, isn't he?

     
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    In response to 347pg's comment:

    Love BB as a coach but some of his leadership decisions are suspect.  Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch?  Why make a spectacle of him on national TV?  Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  Will it make him hold onto the ball any better?  Just like he did to Welker a few years ago.  1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public.  Love him as a coach but can't agree with some of his methods.

    Discuss.




    Healthy scratches travel with the team.  Banishing him from the sideline would be worse than having him there; why would he isolate Ridley from his teammates?

    Non-issue.

     
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    In response to 347pg's comment:

    Love BB as a coach but some of his leadership decisions are suspect.  Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch?  Why make a spectacle of him on national TV?  Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  Will it make him hold onto the ball any better?  Just like he did to Welker a few years ago.  1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public.  Love him as a coach but can't agree with some of his methods.

    Discuss.


    To answer your questions:

    Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch? Because he's part of the team.

    Why make a spectacle of him on national TV? He was no more of a spectacle than any other player who was scratched from the game.  If people choose to focus on him more, that's not BB's problem.

    Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  BB did not make Ridley a topic of conversation, but you are. 

    Will it make him hold onto the ball any better? No, but neither would locking him in a dark closet back in Foxboro

    1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public. BB hasn't directly criticized Ridley or any other player in public.  He praises them all the time.

     

     
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    Because....

     

    Ridley blows.

     
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    The practice of having a 'fumble-prone' back carry around a football has been in use for years and actually has practical value.  The back actually does develop a better feel for the football and often becomes less 'fumble-prone.'

    Ridley's ball security issues dropped him on the depth chart but not from the 53 man roster.  Had Blount or Bolden not been able to go for some reason, Ridley may have suited up.  

     
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    In response to themightypatriots' comment:

    It's ok, we all question BB at one time or another.  And then he shows what complete dunces we were for doing so.  




    Well put.  So true.

     
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    Can't compare to Welker benching...  This makes sense.  Team is behind the guy.  This will make Ridley a better player.

    BTW, Blount ran great. Vereen was great. No drop off.

     
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    In response to 49Patriots' comment:

    Make him hungry, make him want him.



    +1

     
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    In response to themightypatriots' comment:

    It's ok, we all question BB at one time or another.  And then he shows what complete dunces we were for doing so.  



    Not always the case. Case in point the A. Wilson signing and giving Arrington that big of a contract

     
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    Rusty, I agree.  When you do not have all the facts, you have conjecture and then look silly.  Like you noted, the pre-game warmups determined who is active or not sometimes.

     
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    In response to 347pg's comment:

    Love BB as a coach but some of his leadership decisions are suspect.  Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch?  Why make a spectacle of him on national TV?  Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  Will it make him hold onto the ball any better?  Just like he did to Welker a few years ago.  1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public.  Love him as a coach but can't agree with some of his methods.

    Discuss.




    Dan Dierforf said it best...

    "Look at Blout protect that ball. He doesn't want to be standing next to that man (Ridley)."

    Fumbles are inexcusable. Always.

    Ridley's made too many of them. Let him suffer.

     

     
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    Healthy scratch was made when? If it was made before they left for the game maybe as stated all in that boat still travel. Or maybe he asked to come?

    If made after they left it is a dumb question since he was in Texas and at the game.

     
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    From PFT:

    Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was benched after fumbling in the first quarter last week against the Broncos and was inactive on Sunday in Houston, but Bill Belichick says he’s not trying to send Ridley a message.

    Instead, Belichick says, demoting Ridley to the bottom of the depth chart is simply a matter of putting the best players on the field for the Patriots.

    “If I have a message to send to somebody, I’ll just sit down and talk to them and tell them what it is,” Belichick said when asked if he’s sending a message. “I can have a conversation and do have a conversation with anybody on the team that I need to have a conversation with. That’s not a problem. There’s no sending a message. You sit down and talk to somebody man-to-man and talk about the situation so that we’re all on the same page as to whatever it happens to be and what the direction is going forward. That’s easy. There’s not sending a message. You just have a conversation with somebody. This isn’t cryptic. We’re just trying to win a football game, that’s all.”

    Belichick declined to go into specifics when asked if fumbling was the reason for Ridley’s demotion, although it’s pretty obvious that his four fumbles in 135 carries are a major problem.

    “The inactive players every week are based on, in part injuries and ultimately what we feel like for that particular game is the best decision for the football team in that game to try to win,” Belichick said. “Along with every other decision on the team that I make, it’s made with what gives our team, in our opinion, the best opportunity to win on Sundays. That’s what all decisions are based on.”

    The Patriots had a four-man running back rotation of LeGarrette Blount,Brandon BoldenShane Vereen and James Develin on Sunday, and none of those four ran the ball very well. The Patriots will be better if Ridley can show that he can stop fumbling. But that’s a pretty big “if.”

     
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    I think the deactives are usually on the sidelines, it just so happens the cameras caught him and they made a big deal out of it. This was a win win for everybody...we didn't fumble and Ridley got the chance to show the world how cool he looks in a hat when he turns the rim up, all gangstah style.

     
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    Re: Why BB, why?

    In response to 347pg's comment:

    Love BB as a coach but some of his leadership decisions are suspect.  Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch?  Why make a spectacle of him on national TV?  Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  Will it make him hold onto the ball any better?  Just like he did to Welker a few years ago.  1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public.  Love him as a coach but can't agree with some of his methods.

    Discuss.




    Nothing else seems to have worked. Maybe having him watch teh game live while holding a ball may be the key to break him of his fumbling. If it doesn't, I can't see him back on the team. This is on Ridley, NOT BB. it's like having the best potential WR in history, if onoly he could hold onto the ball.

    I have no problems with seeing Ridley on the sidelines clutching his newest BFF.

     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from 347pg. Show 347pg's posts

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    In response to PhatVirgin's comment:

    This isn't Ridley's first go around re: fumbling and protecting the ball. Since nothing has worked so far - what other alternatives would you suggest; beside a quick kick to da nuts?



    Oil the ball, line up the defense, and have him run through the line ---- multiple times until he gets it.  If he wanted to travel, fine.  Leaving him home would have sent him a stronger message.  Letting him stay on the sideline so the cameramen could pan over him after every Pats run play is exessive imho.

     
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    Re: Why BB, why?

    In response to 347pg's comment:

    Love BB as a coach but some of his leadership decisions are suspect.  Why bring Ridley to Texas if he's a healthy scratch?  Why make a spectacle of him on national TV?  Why make him the topic of conversation unnecessarily?  Will it make him hold onto the ball any better?  Just like he did to Welker a few years ago.  1st rule of leadership:  Criticize in private, praise in public.  Love him as a coach but can't agree with some of his methods.

    Discuss.



    See somewhat like military discipline to me. make the guy reflect on his shortcoming and figure out how he will improve. let hime see the fun he's missing n the field.

    BB likes to use alot of Jedi mind thought too.

     

     
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