Why the New York Jets Must Pursue Steven Jackson This Offseason

October 7, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Jets have a terrible running game and it has become clear that Shonn Greene is not a feature back.  
The Jets currently rank 24th in the NFL in rushing yards at a paltry 86.5 yards per game.  The Jets have a solid offensive line led by All-Pro center Nick Mangold and Pro Bowl LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, so the blame falls mostly on Greene's shoulders and his ability to find holes or power through defenses.  
He has shown that he is mostly incapable of creating yardage for himself, only bursting for big runs when the offensive line opens a substantial hole for him.  
His lack of production has forced the Jets to rely more on Sanchez's arm—a situation that has generated mostly poor results thus far this season, with the exception of the season opening blowout of the Buffalo Bills.
With the Jets top pass-catcher, Santonio Holmes, out for the season with a Lisfranc injury and Sanchez's struggles beginning to mount, the Jets need a de...

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