Stevan Ridley understands why he was benched

Patriots running back Stevan Ridley understands why he was benched after fumbling the football during Sunday’s win over the Bills.

“It was pretty obvious, man, you can’t have two turnovers in one game and expect to stay in,” he said, via ESPNBoston.com. “The coaches had to do the best move for the team and make sure we won this game, and they picked the players that they went with and we rolled through and we’re lucky to pull out the win like we did.”

Ridley accepts responsibility for his mistakes.

“I’m not going to sit on the past,” Ridley said. “I just have to accept where I messed up, made a mistake and grow from it. That’s really all you can do, having to point the finger, come back to work tomorrow. I hate it, it’s unfortunate, but, you know, it’s part of the game of football and I’m going to have to keep working, keep driving and pushing forward. We’ve got 15 more weeks in front of us and I’m going right back to work.”

Ridley says he knows how to deal with his fumbling problem.

“I never get too high and I never get too low, just kind of stay at even-keel,” he noted. “This was the first game today of the 2013 season, and all the hype before this and what happened last year, I think it just goes to show you, things can change day-to-day. So coming in, having two turnovers, I can’t be on anybody but myself.”