Tony Sparano Excited About his Running Backs

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Aug. 18, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano on the sidelines during fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Giants won 26-3. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was brought to the New York Jets to install the physical running attack needed to Ground and Pound. It only had limited success in the preseason, as the Jets averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Despite that, Sparano feels good about his guys that he will go to war with come Sunday. Here is what he had to say about Shonn Greene:

I don’t like putting expectations on anybody. I’ve been down that road a few times, but I will say I’m excited about possibilities with Shonn. He is really impressing me right now. He has done a nice job. (Coach) Anthony Lynn has done a good job getting him ready, as well as Bilal, Joe (McKnight) and John Conner. This guy is built. He’s built the right way and he’s built for our style of football here. As long as we can keep the game in our kind of football game right now and do things the way we want to do things, I would expect that Shonn does well.

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