Interested in your analysis DJR your spreadsheet seems to run contrary to my impression. I was surprised Ridley was not named in the bests in any game ! Usually if a defender picks up a lazy 26 touches with 12 marks, he is worth a mention. Then he played played a good game in the forward line, as many have mentioned.
Someone working for an outfit called AFL Player Ratings reported on Ridley over the course of the year comments below. It seems his first 3 games were very good but he dropped away a bit. maybe a niggle ?
11 VFL Back from injury and was handy with 17 touches – at 100% efficiency. Good way to start. -
12 VFL Didn’t miss a target by hand or foot. 20 possessions, 13 marks floating across half back. -
14 VFL Excellent again with 26 touches, 12 marks. Rarely makes a bad decision. -
15 VFL Not as efficient as recent weeks, but won the ball well down back. -
16 VFL Quieter game, but rarely made a mistake with ball in hand. -
17 VFL Steady game down back without the big numbers of early games. -
19 VFL Not a massive say in proceedings. Nine disposals. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Okay down back without being at his best. Again used the ball quite well. -
22 VFL Took 10 marks and kicked a goal playing in attack. Lovely mover. -
23 VFL Steady without starring in the back half. Early season form has tapered a touch.