FOXBOROUGH — Stevan Ridley hasn’t talked to reporters much this season, especially after the Patriots tailback fumbled in three straight games, leading to his being benched for the Patriots’ game against Houston earlier this month.
But on Thursday, the raspy-voiced Mississippi native, whose 1,263 yards in 2012 was the fourth-best rushing performance in franchise history, spoke to reporters about how he’s handled the ups and downs of the season and tried to get back in the coaches’ good graces.
“You know, I just really believe this — God will never put you through anything more than you can handle. And for me, it wasn’t what I wanted but I know why I got there. It’s not like coach just woke up and decided, ‘Hey, let’s bench Stevan Ridley today.’ I put myself there,” Ridley said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.