Greg A. Bedard of The Boston Globe believes that the competition between Patriots RBs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen is over.
"You combine Stevan Ridley’s 87 yards on 16 carries and Shane Vereen, again, hopping off the field with an injury, and any competition is over. But Ridley will have to be better at the little things, such as ball security (no small thing) and blitz pickup, to hold onto the job. And how about Jeff Demps? The guy doesn’t even know where he is and he exploded for 41 yards on three carries. Doesn’t even matter that it was during scrub time, the kid showed the instincts he needed to. Doesn’t look like he’s a natural pass catcher, and durability and ball security have been an issue for him. But on first impressions, the Patriots found themselves a dynamic toy.'