How much longer are the New England Patriots going to go with the Law Firm and Woodhead approach at tailback? Don’t get me wrong, it’s working for them, both BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead are serviceable to solid, but I wonder if they’ll ever bring back a feature back mentality.
The last bulk carrier was Corey Dillon and that was over three years ago. Many draftniks thought they were going to take Trent Richardson’s predecessor in Alabama- Mark Ingram, but it didn’t happen. Instead Ingram went to the Miami Dolphins.
Instead the Pats drafted Stevan Ridley in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 73rd overall pick, just a round after the Patriots drafted another running back, Shane Vereen from California
The rookie Ridley scored his first NFL touchdown last Sunday in the Patriots’ 31–19 win over the Oakland Raiders; he had 97 yards on 10 carries (9.7 yards per carry- OBVIOUSLY), including a 33-yard touchdown run, and a 3-yard reception.
When Ridley played his col...