Just as the start of the Patriots dynasty owes a tip of the cap to Mo Lewis, maybe the continuation of the Pats' run of success will owe a debt of gratitude to Stevan Ridley's fumbling trouble?

Huh?

That's how ex-Pats defensive lineman Fred Smerlas sees it on New England Tailgate.

Lewis was the Jets linebacker whose hit on Drew Bledsoe back in 2001 made Tom Brady the Patriots starter. The rest is history.