What will Patriots coach Bill Belichick do with Stevan Ridley, a 1,000-yard back? How will he deal with Ridley’s fumblitis this year, with the playoffs right around the corner?
Last year, Belichick sent then-rookie Ridley to the pine after two straight games with fumbles late in the year. What will Belichick do this time around?
The coach will give Ridley the rock. At least, that is what we believe the hooded wonder will do with his talented, yet fumble-prone back.
While Belichick is about as fond of turnovers as providing medical updates, he knows Ridley’s value to the offense. The Patriots need what Ridley brings to the table. Ridley has been a game-changer this season.
Ridley certainly carries risk heading into Sunday's game agains Jacksonville. Belichick is not above using lesser talents (Danny Woodhead, Brandon Bolden) who have proven to have better ball security. Don't expect the tight-lipped Patriots to answer this question before Sunday.