New York Jets Running Backs a Strength, Not a Concern

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming into the 2010 season, a lot of prognosticators are pointing to the Jets' running back corps of Shonn Greene, Ladainian Tomlinson, and rookie Joe McKnight as a possible downgrade from Leon Washington and last year's league-leading rusher Thomas Jones. 
Moreover, these prognosticators seem to think that the acquisition of Santonio Holmes and retention of Braylon Edwards, signify an attempt to transform the Jets from a predominantly running offense to a passing attack that features Mark Sanchez.
I am not so sure that this is what is really going on with the Jets. 
Coaches don't just haphazardly change their styles of coaching; particulary if their coaching style is working. Rex Ryan is an "in your face" kind of guy, and he has an "in your face" coaching philosophy.
He believes in the "ground and pound" approach on offense and a blitzing and aggressive defense. He certainly doesn't want to have a high risk offense...

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