Shonn Greene Expects to be the Man with the Rock in 2012

Dec 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) runs past Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) and inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) during the game at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John O

Earlier this week, I talked about the Jets return to Ground and Pound meaning a steady dose of Shonn Greene. Well, that is exactly how Shonn Greene sees it as well.

At one point, Greene was concerned that Tim Tebow was going to take away some of his carries, but he is not dwelling on it.

“I did, I did,” Greene said during last week’s OTAs. “But then again, you can’t dwell on stuff like that. There’s going to be plenty of carries to go around.”

As we have outlined in the past, Shonn Greene did take the reigns last year, and did a fine job, with career highs in carries with 253, and rushing yards with 1,054, to go along with 6 TDs. The return to the Ground and Pound, with Tony Sparano leading the way, is music to the ears of Mr. Greene.

“We’re going to run that to death until someone stops us and I think that’s the type of back I am,” Greene said.

Coach Sparano has liked what he has seen so far out of Shonn Greene:

“He gets his shoulders squared to the line of scrimmage, he breaks tackles and he runs at the right pad level,” Sparano said. “To me, he has all the qualities I look for.”

As I talked about yesterday, I have my concerns about the offensive line.  A lot of stock is being put into the ability of the new offensive line coach and Tony Sparano on getting better results from the same line as last year.  If they can do it, Greene is the right guy to have back there, running the rock for the New York Jets.

Topics: Alan Schechter, Ground And Pound, Jets Ground And Pound, NY Jets, Offensive Line, Shonn Greene, Tony Sparano

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