He was supposed to take over this season for the departed Thomas Jones.
He was supposed to bring in a tough, hard-hitting, fast style, comparable to Adrian Peterson.
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene said it was miscommunication with QB Mark Sanchez that caused his costly fourth-quarter fumble Sunday. The second-year running back said he did not hear Sanchez changing the play from a toss to a handoff on second-and-5 from the Texans’ 41-yard line.
“I didn’t get the call so, it was kind of an off play. I am running something different. Mark is running something kind of different, so when I went to get the ball, it wasn’t a clean ball exchange,” Greene said. “By that time guys had got into the backfield and got to me and I was trying to break a tackle and I should’ve went down and it came out.”
Greene did not get in the game again.
You may remember opening night when Greene was also benched after fumbling twice, the second causing a turnover.
Greene had three fumbles, all lost, as a rookie last season.
On an interesting note, an opposing scout told ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini that Greene “appears overweight” this season.
Greene previously had weight issues at Iowa, at one point ballooning to 300 pounds.