National Slant- Can Ridley fix fumbling problem?

National Slant- Can Ridley fix fumbling problem?
November 28, 2013, 12:45 am
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It is obvious that Stevan Ridley has had a problem holding onto the football this year.

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Stevan Ridley’s fumbling problems just continue to get worse.

In the first quarter versus the Denver Broncos, Ridley coughed up the ball which was returned for a touchdown. Due to the fumble, Bill Belichick made Ridley watch the rest of the game from the sidelines.

Former Patriot linebacker Ted Johnson joined Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants to discuss why fumbling the football is a cardinal sin on a Belichick team.

“That’s a culture of accountability with Bill Belichick,” Johnson said. “Possession of the football is the absolute most important thing. If you can’t hold onto the rock, you are not an asset to that team.”

Johnson also broke down the Patriots upcoming opponent in the Houston Texans, and why Houston’s 2-9 record does indicate how bad of a football team they are.

“At 2-9 it is disasterville USA down here,” Johnson said. “You consider the expectations going into the season, for me and I think a lot of the national pundits thought this was a three horse race with the Patriots, the Texans and the Denver Broncos. To see what has happened here is pretty shocking.”