Still Believe in Shonn Greene

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Sept 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

A big focus when watching the New York Jets every week is the running attack. Since the moment Rex Ryan arrived, the team has been geared towards running and defense. The 2012 New York Jets have been no exception. The addition of coordinator Tony Sparano has brought a recomittment to a physical attack on offense. The focus of that attack? Shonn Greene.

Shonn Greene has been a guy under fire with the Jets, especially since 2011, when he became the number one back for the Jets. Prior to 2011, he always had a strong veterman presence behind him, namely Thomas Jones and LaDainian Tomlinson. In 2011, the show was basically all Shonn Greene, and although he finished with over 1,000 yards, there were still the lingering questions as to whether or not Greene can carry the load with the Jets.

The Jets came under fire as well, for not adding running back depth to help Shonn Greene. The one back they did add (Terrance Ganaway) did not make the football team. And yes, it’s a worthy question, as Shonn Greene has had an up and down first couple of weeks of the 2012 season. However, if you look at the numbers, and look at them closely, Greene can be a number one back.

He must get the requisite amount of touches. Specificially, he must have over 20 carries per game.

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Topics: Alan Schechter, New York Jets, Shonn Greene

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