The Jets Need to Sign a Veteran RB

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Jan 15, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant (25) in the second half of the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field. The Giants won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Preseason game one is in the books, and we know that there is a lot to work on. The Jets had some good moments, but there were definitely some concerns, we have talked about them all day. But one thing became clear in my opinion.

The Jets need to go out and sign a veteran running back.

I’ll go into some of the reasons.

First, take a look at the production last night. Yes, the Jets did average 4.3 yards per carry, but that was primarily due to Joe McKnight. McKnight averaged just under 5 yards per carry, but nobody else looked good. Incumbent starter Shonn Greene barely averaged 2 yards per carry. The much anticipated 2012 debut of Bilal Powell was not as explosive as it was spposed to be, with him averaging just over 3 yards per carry. Terrance Ganaway did average 4 yards per carry, but did anyone think he stood out?

A veteran presence in this backfield would do a lot of good.

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Topics: Alan Schechter, Bilal Powell, Ground And Pound, Jets Running Backs, Joe Mcknight, NY Jets, Ryan Grant, Shonn Greene, Terrance Ganaway, Thomas Jones

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