Ray Rice doesn’t want to talk about fumbling

By Matt Sugam

Ray Rice seldom fumbles the football. So when he did so twice in the Ravens win over the Colts in the wildcard round of the playoffs- including one caused by fellow Rutgers alum Joe Lefeged - he didn’t want to talk about it.

“I didn’t fumble all year,” Rice told ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “So I don’t really get that question.”

The crux of the question comes because for whataver reason, Rice has had a case of fumblitis.

In the regular season, Rice has just six lost fumbles in 1,527 touches, which is just one in every 218 touches. However in the postseason, the All-Pro running back has four lost fumbles in 152 which is one every 30 touches.

It’s a statistical anomly. And one Rice doesn’t want to harp on.

“It’s just me being smart in the situation. You look at how many touches I had already. My fumble ratio is way down,” Rice said. “Once again, I’m going to address it – I’m not a fumbler. You guys know that, and that’ll be the last time I address me fumbling. It won’t happen again.”

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