Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 9/27/12
When BenJarvus Green-Ellis left in the off-season, a slot opened up for the starting running back. Despite some fumbles, the slot was always going to be filled by Stevan Ridley, and it was no surprise when he was named starter. And after a 100 yard game on opening Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, it looked like the start of something good on the offense.However, I feel like this balance has been messed around with by Bill Belichick bringing Danny Woodhead into the offense far too much. I know everyone at the team likes him (and heck, anyone who can come back and bite Rex Ryan on the ass is in my good books), but I feel like this should be Ridley's time to dominate the running back position.During the off-season, during training camp, I think Ridley proved that he was a good runner (as he proved against the Titans), a better runner than Woodhead (Woodhead has 2.5 yards a carry this year), and he can catch the ball well out of the backfield. And, when the offensive line isn't play...
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