It has been an interesting year for New York Jets running back Shonn Greene. Averaging 39 yards per game on the ground through the first four weeks, everyone was wondering whether Greene should be the featured back in NY.
“It’s hard to stay positive,” Greene said. “But being a running back as long as I’ve been, there’s going to be days like that. There’s going to be slumps here and there. When you get down on yourself, that’s going to be a problem. When you start worrying about other things, you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing.”
Continuing to remain positive, Greene knew it was just a matter of time before the numbers improved. And the results have been there. Greene has rushed at least 20 times in the last three games, averaging 90 yards, including a 112-yard game against the San Diego Chargers two weeks ago.
Today, Greene will be Buffalo’s problem. Averaging 279 rushing yards against the Bills in the four games since head coach Rex Ryan took over, including a season-high 117 yards last year at Buffalo, the Jets should be looking to the ground again. And Greene.
“Hopefully that can continue (Sunday), and I think it will,” Greene said.
“We’ve been really working hard about finding our blocks and sustaining our blocks — keeping them on longer,” Guard Matt Slauson said. “So far, so good.”