NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban once said, “Everything that Bill Belichick does has some purpose.”
That was precisely the case when the New England Patriots selected California running back Shane Vereen at pick 56, then Louisiana State running back Stevan Ridley at pick 73 of the 2011 NFL draft.
Two years later, we now know that double-dipping at halfback was not a redundant move for New England. Both men have served a purpose. Yet thus far, one has gotten more opportunities than the other. That man has been Ridley.