By Eric Schmidt

With the New York Jets starring at a bleak salary cap position before the start of the 2013 season, some changes are going to have to be made with the current roster. It appears that Shonn Greene, playing in the final year of his rookie contract is likely done in New York according to ESPN New York.

I have never been enamored with Green as a running back. He lacks an exception burst and seems to hesitate too much before hitting holes. He is coming off his worst season in four years posting his career lowest yards per carry average, 3.8 yards. Greene did score a career high in touchdowns with eight, and just managed to cross the 1,000-yard rushing mark on a career high 276 carries.

This move should come as little surprise. Greene had just two runs over 20 yards this season and the Jets are likely to move forward with a platoon of Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell. It’s also possible that the Jets could add another running back through the NFL Draft in April.

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  1. avatar ronbo

    its no secret that the Jets running game sucks Greene speed is slow and slower and basically is a 3rd down guy when you need a couple of yards he is not a feature back who can out run a end or a linebacker at the cornor,strictly north/south guy and the way the o line played last season you need a speedguy to hit the hole because it was not going to be open for long and sorry to say that not what Green is that type of runner, I would resign him if the price was right but not as the starting running back strictly a spot runner. Joe Mcknight has yet to show what he is as a back and the Jets do not give him enough touches for him to prove himself it seems the Jets only want to use him in kickoff returns,you see how fast he is and has been successful in that roll he needs to get put into the game plan more. i remember the game against Buffalo in 2010 when he ran for over 100 yds.we need to see of that. Bilal started to come on more as the season want on but I would not hang my hat on him as a every down back, i like his speed and he hits the hole quickly,just need to see more of him.The Jets have many holes to fill this off season and do not have the cap room to do it and while Sanchez play was horrible it was not entirely his fault there is plenty of blame to go around starting with the head coach.

     

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