“He looked like a good young running back to me,” Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “He made some goods cuts, saw the field well. They did a nice job of blocking for him. He was impressive.”
Ridley has made a point of trying to put the season opener in perspective. Yes, he was pleased with his performance, and made sure he gave the appropriate praise to the offensive line. Yes, he was able to celebrate with his family members that were in Nashville. But there’s another challenge this week, another opportunity. Looking back doesn’t serve much purpose.
“I enjoyed it the day that it happened, and the day after. But that’s over with, man. I’ve got to get on to Arizona and focus on the upcoming weeks,” Ridley said. “That was a start, and we have to build on that. If you get satisfied or complacent with where you’re at, you’re not going to last too long, and you’re not going to have the season you really want to have. I’m never satisfied.”