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.”