Found December 18, 2012 on NESN.com:
Stevan Ridley had a chance to be a breakout rookie during the Patriots’ march to the Super Bowl last season. But the young running back’s fatal flaw forced him to the sidelines for nearly the entire playoff run. Ridley, who has emerged as one of the NFL’s best tailbacks this season, has shown a tendency to fumble during his first two seasons. Two fumbles late in 2011 were cause enough for Ridley’s postseason benching, and the issue appears to be rearing its ugly head once again. After putting the ball on the ground in back-to-back weeks earlier this season (Week 4 at Buffalo and Week 5 vs. Denver), Ridley responded with seven consecutive fumble-free games. But the past two weeks have seen a return of the touchy trouble. Ridley has fumbled once in each of the past two games. He got a lucky bounce against the Texans as Aaron Hernandez was close by to jump on the ball. But his mistake proved costly against the 49ers, who were able to scoop up the drop and turn it into points on the ver...
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