Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/7/12
After suffering a crushing defeat in the waning moments of Super Bowl XLVI, Bill Belichick had a change of heart. Well, more of a change in philosophy. In that super letdown, the Patriots managed just 19 carries for 83 yards. That subpar effort and the accompanying defeat spurred Belichick to change his entire offensive strategy. Now, the focus was going to be on building a more balanced offensive attack. And Stevan Ridley was more than ready to buy in. "I think coach stressed that enough to everybody, especially the way the season ended last year," Ridley said of establishing a...

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