While most believe the biggest battle in camp is between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, there is another position battle brewing in the backfield. Incumbent starter and last year’s 1,000 yard rusher Shonn Greene is suddenly feeling the pressure from second year back Bilal Powell.
Powell has been the surprise of training camp and seems to be getting praise from coach Rex Ryan on a daily basis. While Powell has been lighting it up, Shonn Greene has been rather quiet throughout training camp. I was never one who though Greene was the answer in the backfield for the Jets. I find him eerily similar to Cedric Benson in his skill set, which is not necessarily a good thing. Greene is a plodder who can consistently gain yardage up the middle and rarely loses yards or gets stuffed in the backfield. He is a consistent blocker in pass protection but struggles to catch the football with subpar hands and less than perfect route running.