How big of a concern are Ridley's fumble?
Wed, 19 Dec 2012|
CSNNE.com's Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran checks in from Gillette to discuss how big of an issue Stevan Ridley's fumbles are for the Patriots.
And his game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -- pages with this week -- -- says I should be easy cut off a tough loss your -- for a win but. In the past the Patriots have played teams that they should beat and they don't want happening this season just like this where they're very good back in 2004 it's. Funny you mention that because same place same locale actually in Florida the Patriots went down to play the Miami Dolphins. The two of the three when Miami Dolphins at that time and LS 2928. On Monday night and the last thing you wanna do is give a bad team some hope when they have virtually nothing to play for at that point. Except the job for 2013. And I think the Patriots need to go out -- exert their will early and make sure that Jacksonville doesn't have any indications. That they have an opportunity to pull an upset. Jeff Tom Brady talked about it turnovers execution not making mistakes a lot of people looking at Steven -- right now four fumbles on the season 20 in his last game. Our last two games he lost one inning game against San Francisco but your -- concerns. Why. Because running backs drop the football in the NFL and I think that over the past few years because of BenJarvus Green-Ellis. We've -- kind of a false sense of how well protective football side in 2004. Corey Dylan ran the ball 345 times. He fumbled five times in his career Stephen release carried the ball 339 times he's fumbled five times lost but fumbles. LaDainian Tomlinson to further it'll find my point -- in 2001. Is a rookie. You lost eight fumbles OK still with 339 carries an identical Steve -- Guys drop the football OK and if Tom Brady was benched or threatened with management every time -- to a pick. He'd be in a bad way and I understand the different players at different times different responsibilities but. I think the banishment as a little bit overboard sometimes switching gears a little bit and not that the Patriots don't already have enough on their -- -- they're playing for seeding in the playoffs and now. There are rumors out of Cleveland Cleveland plain dealer Mary -- can -- not saying that. Josh McDaniels not only -- candidate for the Cleveland Browns head coaching job that they really want to go out there or what have you heard about this is that a distraction for this team. No I don't think it's distraction it's a dynamic that they've dealt with in the past whether it be Romeo Crennel Charlie Weis and bill O'Brien to watch himself. So I don't think it would be a distraction. Would he -- would I believe that he would go absolutely I think that you know his main ideas and same with Bill Belichick after he. Had a head job in Cleveland. Went back and work with them. Doing the Patriots in New York Jets and then went back to take over the New England Patriots these guys all have aspirations of returning to head coaching jobs and for Josh McDaniels does as well. Keep Philadelphia in the mix too I've -- with a few more tweaks and boo birds chirping in my ear about that then I have about Cleveland. All right Tommy Karen I'm trying to get thanks so much -- back to and studio.