On the bright side, Stevan Ridley didn’t commit any fumbles on Sunday.
The Patriots running back traveled with the team to Houston, but was placed on the inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Texans. Ridley has struggled mightily as of late to hang onto the ball, so it may not have been that surprising of a move, but do you agree with New England’s decision to declare Ridley inactive?
Ridley has fumbled in three straight games and was benched after coughing up the ball in the first quarter against the Broncos, prompting many to wonder how many carries the running back would get against the lowly Texans. The Patriots answered that question before the coin-flip, however, declaring that the third-year running back wouldn’t be seeing any action on the field, losing his opportunity to redeem himself.
Ridley’s costly fumbling issues have plagued him all season long, but did the Pats give up on him too quickly, or did they make the right move for the team?