Praise for Ridley

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  1. sugarlsu

    sugarlsu Founding Member

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    I can only compare him to Hester. What a determined runner.

    Ironically, what was lost in all of this, was the last play of the game. A TN defender breaks through and has him unimpeded, Ridley makes a very subtle move to throw the defender off, then powers through as he is hit right before the goal line.

    A fantastic run! Another 100 yard game! What a great a job he is doing.

    You can watch it here, at the 3 minute 20 second mark.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3taXPSpx9Q]YouTube - LSU VS Tennessee 2010 Miracle Finish .mov[/ame]
     
  2. BRETT

    BRETT LSU FAN Staff Member

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    And he's doing it without any threat of a passing attack. Even more difficult.
     
  3. KingEmeritus

    KingEmeritus ofthePoint

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    He's better than Hester and Scott.
     
  4. ccgw

    ccgw luv'em Tigers

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    He had some really amazing runs with nice cutbacks.....

    Great efforts.
     
  5. houtiger

    houtiger Founding Member

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    I have not seen a harder runner at LSU in a long time. It's like, when you make contact, some guys go down, but Ridley, it like the contest is just starting. He makes more yards after initial contact than I remember other backs doing, and he's consistent, he does it EVERY TIME HE CARRIES, until he is put down on the ground.

    I'd like to see a reliable backup to him, be that Blue or Ford. But Steven Ridley is giving us a treat to watch. That guy has heart.
     
  6. LikeMike

    LikeMike Tigers eat Chickens

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    Yeah, its a real shame he is being lumped into the whole "terrible offense" delimma. He is a great back, who to me seems to be overlooked in the media, because our passing game is garbage.
     
  7. houtiger

    houtiger Founding Member

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    Thanks to both...and to many, many others that keep on keein on in spite of.......

    Geaux Tigers.
     
  9. Bandit88

    Bandit88 Old Enough to Know Better

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    Ridley is going to play in the NFL if he stays healthy. He's got what it takes: talent and work ethic. I've never seen him take a play off. Ball in his hands or not. He's a good blocker, too.
     
  10. TigerSnarl

    TigerSnarl Air Conditioned Gypsy

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    Agreed.

    Now if we can get Crowton to keep handing the ball to Ridley instead of fade patterns late in the fourth. And in now way am I blaming Ridley on that interception. Just a bad play call and a ball that should not have been thrown.
     

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