Tony Sparano Excited About his Running Backs

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Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Here is what coach Sparano had to say about his newly annointed third down back, Bilal Powell:

Every time Bilal has played, since I’ve watched him, he has flashed at me in different ways. He has really good speed (and) good burst. He has blocked well. He has caught the ball well (and) showed me that he can run between the tackles and on the perimeter. I’ve been really impressed with what he has done. Whenever we put him in the game, he has made yards when there’s nothing there, or he has made hard yards. He’s blocked big people during the course of games (and) these are all things that we wanted to see coming into OTAs and out of OTAs when you’re in pajamas running around out there, and getting into pads and doing all that. It gives you a really good chance to see it and we’ve seen everything we need to see with him.

As we haven’t seen the full offense yet, Tony Sparano’s enthusiasm certainly is encouraging. Hopefully, it will translate into good play on Sunday.

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Topics: Alan Schechter, Jets Running Game, Tony Sparano

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