Patriots RB Stevan Ridley didn’t duck reporters earlier today. He stopped and chatted about his most recent fumbling episode.
The Patriots running back had put the ball on the ground in Friday’s preseason victory over the Eagles, and naturally, that’s made everyone more than a little concerned given his ball security issues.
The play was ruled a fumble. The Patriots may have recovered, but Ridley didn’t take another snap. Replays indicate Ridley may have been down, but he’s not letting that get him off the hook.
"It's too close to call, man. Either way, I need to avoid those plays in general," he said. "There's nothing really else to be said about it. ... I hated it. It was a sick feeling for a second. We looked at the play, it is what it is, but either way one out is too many. But I'm not going to harp on that. I'm going to learn from it."
Ridley wasn't sure if he was removed from the game for the fumble, or it was simply a case of him having taken his expected workload (16 snaps). Prior to the fumble, Ridley looked sharp, with 45 yards on 9 carries. He's a risky pick because he's one fumble away from a possible trip to the doghouse again, if he's not already there.