FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Shonn Greene knows he’s not flashy, speedy or a scoring machine.
The New York Jets running back says he simply does his job, and last season that meant being a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time in his career. He averaged 4.2 yards per carry, but fans and media wonder if he can truly be the leading man in Tony Sparano’s run-first offense.
With Maurice Jones-Drew unhappy in Jacksonville, some Jets fans have put the elusive back at the top of their wish list. But New York is happy with Greene, who’s healthy, motivated and just wants the football. “Feed me,” he says Wednesday after practice, “and I’ll go and go and go.”
Now in his fourth season, Greene just wants to help the Jets (No. 17 in AP Pro32) run back to the playoffs.