Ground and Pound=The Jets Seeing 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

The Jets have made it clear they are returning to the Ground and Pound philosophy. They are going to be physical, which is essential to making the run game work again.

That should mean a big year for Shonn Greene. At least the Jets hope so.

Last season was Greene’s first as the feature back, and he set career highs in carries with 253, yards with 1,054, and TDs with 6. The Jets want more.

“We want to be a run-first team,” Ryan said this week during organized team activities. “In other words, bring them all in here (by the line of scrimmage) and we’ll throw it. … We want to be a physical football team. You’re going to know it. So we’re not going to disappoint you. We’re going to give the ball to Shonn Greene a bunch.”

Shonn will see a lot of action, as there is not a great deal of proven talent behind him, after the departure of Ladainian Tomlinson. Joe McKnight is a good change of pace, but that is all we know for sure at this point. Bilal Powell has done nothing. We have to see Terrance Ganaway do it beore we say that he can, although he has great potential.

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