Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum joined 98.7 ESPN New York and reiterated that he still has faith in RB Shonn Greene.
“The running game is going to be focused through Shonn,” Tannenbaum said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “He’s been a good player and, again, he hasn’t played up to the standard that he’s hoped, but over three years we’ve seen him do a lot of good things and along with Bilal (Powell) we think there is a good foundation to have a productive running game.”
There no question that Jets’ running game has struggled this season, which is interesting when you consider that they’ve touted their “ground and pound” philosophy for years now, while standing by players that have proven to be incapable of producing even average results.
Greene leads the team with 191 yards for one touchdown, but is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry. Most of Greene’s production came against the Bills, in which he had 94 yards and a TD, but since then he has only recorded 97 yards with no TD.