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Patriots at Panthers: Stevan Ridley with the fumble, Bill Belichick is not happy (GIF)

Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) is congratulated after his touchdown by head coach Bill Belichick in the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Steelers 55-31. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots have built their legacy on being consistent and mistake-free. You don’t do what they’ve done for the better part of the last decade by being full of costly errors.

But, that doesn’t mean that they don’t happen every once in a while, like tonight on Monday Night Football against the red hot Carolina Panthers.

The Patriots were driving in the second quarter when Tom Brady handed the ball off to Stevan Ridley. Ridley started off left before he made a quick cut back to the inside.

Well, maybe that cut back to the inside was a bad idea because he was immediately popped by a Carolina defender and the ball went sailing:

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That was not good, nor was it going to put Ridley in the good graces of his head coach, Bill Belichick.

Let’s just say that Bill wasn’t the least bit happy:

That was the look of, “Okay, who wants to play running back now.” The funny thing is, Ridley hasn’t been back in the game since, so that’s not that far-fetched.


Tags: Bill Belichick New England Patriots NFL Stevan Ridley

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