Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) celebrates after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the second half during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Ridley looking forward to a second chance in 2014


Running back Stevan Ridley was all set to become a stud in the backfield for the New England Patriots last season, but he let the opportunity slip through his fingers.

Recently on NFL Network’s NFL AM, Ridley said he is once again ready to become an every-down runner for the Patriots.

 

“I can. It’s going to take some work. It’s just the opportunities have to present themselves and when they do present themselves I have to take advantage of them,” said Ridley. “I think that’s where I made the mistake last year; it was slipping away because I was in position to go in and do something special last year and I have nobody else to blame but myself. But I think that all goes into motivation for me. With Blount, I think that he was an awesome addition; honestly, from the bottom of my heart I hope he stays there because both of us together along with Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden, it’s a close backfield but it’s a solid backfield.”

 

Ridley is, of course, talking about his fumble issues that landed him in Belichick’s dog house. As he mentions, the Patriots may have the same cast of characters all ready to digest any carries that Ridley coughs up again next season.

Be careful what you wish for Stevan

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