Patriots Blog: Ridley More Comfortable, But Plenty Of Work Left

August 9, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Blog: Ridley More Comfortable, But Plenty Of Work Left
" FOXBORO (CBS) – Patriots second-year running back Stevan Ridley has a lot on his shoulders this season.

Entering Thursday night’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, Ridley is atop the Patriots depth chart when it comes to the running backs. He played in all 16 regular season games last season, totaling 441 yards with a touchdown.

But his biggest concern is fumbling.  He fumbled in the regular season finale against the Bills, and did so again against the Broncos in the playoffs. After that, he didn’t touch the ball the rest of the way to the Super Bowl.

Read: Levan Reid’s Patriots Blog

This season, Ridley has actually changed the way he carries the ball.  He says holding on to the rock has to be a premium "

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