Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

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    Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    the answer is so obvious, I don't know why i'm posting.

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    why?

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

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    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

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    Not really. An intercepted ball is not always the fault of the quarterback. Are you suggesting that the next time Brady throws an interception Mallett should come in?

     
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    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

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    Not really. An intercepted ball is not always the fault of the quarterback. Are you suggesting that the next time Brady throws an interception Mallett should come in?

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    of course not--if anything, I think BB is a bit too hard on his running backs! 

     
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    the answer is so obvious, I don't know why i'm posting.

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    do tell . . .

     
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    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

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    Not really. An intercepted ball is not always the fault of the quarterback. Are you suggesting that the next time Brady throws an interception Mallett should come in?

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    of course not--if anything, I think BB is a bit too hard on his running backs! 

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    Maybe, but there is a big difference between  1 rb in a stable of backs vs a HOF, franchise QB. Not really a fair comparison prolate. 

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Because QB is too critical a position to replace?

    Because the gulf in talent between Brady and the next best option is enormous?

    Because it's all the RBs have similar talent and easier to play the hot hand?

    Because we don't pay RBs crap anyway and who cares if their feelings get hurt?

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    "Hi!"

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

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    the answer is so obvious, I don't know why i'm posting.

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    do tell . . .

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    Because Brady has one of the lowest interception rates in the NFL.  Any backup QB who comes in will throw interceptions at a higher rate than Brady.

    Ridley has an above average fumbling rate compared to other NFL running backs.  Any backup RB will likely fumble at a lower rate than Ridley.

    Brady's interceptions seldom are the result of carelessness; almost all of Ridley's fumbles ARE (usually, his maddening tendency to spin in heavy traffic).

    BB hates turnovers, and will bring the hammer down when a turnover is caused by carelessness.  That doesn't mean he has a zero tolerance policy though; he understands some will happen.  There is, after all, another team on the field and they're trying to make plays too.

     
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    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

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    Not really. An intercepted ball is not always the fault of the quarterback. Are you suggesting that the next time Brady throws an interception Mallett should come in?

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    of course not--if anything, I think BB is a bit too hard on his running backs! 

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    Maybe, but there is a big difference between  1 rb in a stable of backs vs a HOF, franchise QB. Not really a fair comparison prolate. 

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    remember, i said i don't think it has much to do with the players.  i think it's about strategy.

     
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    remember, i said i don't think it has much to do with the players.  i think it's about strategy.

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    I agree that it's strategy.

    Here's the strategy:  Win the game

    How to win the game?  Don't bench your Hall of Fame quarterback.  Ever.

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

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    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

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    This is the stupidest thing ever asked. Ever

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    When Ridley produces 4000 - 5000 yards of offense in a season like Brady does, BB may overlook his turnovers.

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Do any of you think carrying the football in your hands is a more secure situation than, oh I don't know, throwing it through the air? LMAO

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Training from his days with the G-Men....

     
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    Posers, rather than try to start shat.....try comparing turn overs to touches.....Dumb as s...

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Classic 'nothing going on in the NFL' thread.

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Brady has embarassing photos of BB?

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    If benched, Brady has threatened to hold his breath until he is blue in the face beyond the point of return?? 

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Brady will stop inviting BB to dinner with him and Giselle???

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Cause the paramount job of a RB is ball security. There re times a QB has to force one due to game situation like the end of the game or being behind. The RB if he can't get yards should go down but maintain the ball. If I had to guess your theory is that to BB running isn't as important of a part of the offense, just a compliment. 

     

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

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    Interesting question, huh? Why the apparent double standard? 

    I have my theories, but I'll let others answer first.  One hint:  I think it's more about offensive strategy and what the running and passing games are supposed to do in that strategy than it is about the players.

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    Geez Pro, I thought that this was a Rusty post!  I'm surprised at the question.  The QB has many  responsibilities.  An interception could happen a number of ways.  Ball being tipped, WR running the wrong route or simply not holding on to the ball.  Comparing a RB duties to a QB's is apples and oranges.  

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    A) Tom is the best player on the team

    B) Fumbling is much more avoidable than throwing INTs.  Some fumbles are great defensive plays, but most are the result of poor ball security which is something the player can control entirely.

     
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    Re: Why does BB forgive Brady's interceptions but bench Ridley for fumbling?

    Babe is on the right track,as is Philski. The real reason I believe is because running the ball is a low reward play that makes sense only if it's also low risk.  Fumbling on running plays destroys the strategic advantages of running because it turns it into a high risk play.  Passing is always riskier, but it's also high reward.  Interceptions aren't good, but given the rewards of passing they are a tolerable risk.  Given the lower rewards of running, fumbles are an intolerable risk.

     

     
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