Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/26/12
Stevan Ridley is having a breakout season. It certainly looks like the New England Patriots have found a gem in the 23-year-old runner. I shared some statistics about a month ago that prove he's one of the best backs in the NFL this season, but are we ready to call him elite just yet? Christopher Price of WEEI.com seems to think so.When you start putting together a short list of the best and most durable running backs in the league, Stevan Ridley’s name isn’t necessarily at the top. But over the first 11 games of the 2012 season, he’s done more to bring balance to the Patriots offense than any single individual, sparking a running renaissance in New England not seen since Corey Dillon rushed for 1,635 yards in 2004. And as a result, he’s on pace to become one of just a handful of elite backs over the last five years who has hit the 300-carry plateau and 4.0 yards-per-carry mark in the same season.You can't blame Price for feeling that way. Ridley has been phenomenal - and more impor...
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