Key in 2012: Spotlight on Shonn Greene

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Dec 24, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Tonight, we take a look at a key to the 2012 New York Jets season. In a return to the “Ground and Pound”, and despite the acquisition of Tim Tebow, this is the guy that is the key to making to work. Spotlight on RB Shonn Greene.

He weighs in at 5’11” 226 pounds.

He came on the scene in 2009, as the backup to Thomas Jones, and carried the ball 108 times for 540 yards. His best 2009 performance came in week 7 vs the Oakland Raiders, when Greene put up 144 yards and 2 TDs. Don’t forget the post-season he had that year where he came to the forefront, rushing for 304 yards, including 128 yards in the divisional playoff game against the Chargers, his proudest moment being this 53 yard TD run:

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