Re: Stevan Ridley
posted at 1/2/2013 7:07 PM EST
In response to krismk's comment:
Who's in the AFC playoffs?
Ridley's more talented than BJGE, and the LawFirm has coughed it up in Cincy. He doesn't share the rock, so gets more touches than Ridley.
Ridley's all around better than Vic Ballard, who was a late season time-share with Donald Brown, until the perpetually injured Brown was finally put on IR. He gets as many or more touches than Ridley.
Ridley is the back Denver thought they had with Knowshon Moreno, who didn't even dress for games until 3/4 of the season was over. John Fox couldn't trust the rookies, so Moreno is the poster boy for 20 carries and 75 yards.
Now we get to the thoroughbreds:
Ray Rice and Arian Foster are top-flight, 3-down backs. That they haven't always touched the ball 30-40 times a game speaks to their respective coach's lunacy. Both have amazing receiving skills, but are often under-utilized
Ridley's receiving/pass-protection skills are a work in progress. He's a 2 down and short yardage back. In the playoffs, I expect him to be used to put the game away in the 4th QTR, after the D is winded from chasing the leprechaun-like Woodley and Vereen all game long.
" after the D is winded from chasing the leprechaun-like Woodley and Vereen all game long. "
i love it :) though woody or woodhead