Shonn Greene has 314 yards on 93 carries, an average of 3.4 yards per carry, and two touchdowns. Players and coaches around the Jets say they have not lost faith in the third-year back, though. They point to the de-emphasizing of the running game early, and struggles on the offensive line as the reasons Greene has not put up big numbers.
“I am so tired of hearing people saying Shonn and [LaDainian Tomlinson] aren’t the backs we thought they were because that is not true at all,” left guard Matt Slauson said. “We just have to get in a groove as a unit, as a group, and just figure everything out. Right now, I’m to a point where I’m just going out there and trying to explode because I want them to just have breakout games. I want them to shut everybody up.”
“I think Shonn is definitely ready,” HC Rex Ryan said. “We have to give him more opportunities. I like the fact he got 21 carries this past week. I think that’s kind of when he gets in his groove a little bit.”