Jets going back to ‘ground and pound’

After Sunday night’s offensive debacle, Jets coach Rex Ryan¬†plans on taking his offense back to the basics. So far this year, Gang Green has leaned heavily on Mark Sanchez, with the third-year quarterback throwing the ball an average of 36 times per game. As a result, Shonn Greene¬†has seen fewer touches than many anticipated going into the season. Then again, Greene hasn’t done much to show that he is worthy of more carries. In four games, the former Iowa running back is averaging just 39.2 yards per game and has yet to top 60 yards in one game.

The good news for fantasy owners is that LaDainian Tomlinson has been equally unproductive on the ground, so there’s very little chance that he’ll start stealing Greene’s carries. Also encouraging is that the Jets face the Patriots woefully deficient defense next week. If there’s ever a chance for Greene to get himself untracked, it’s this week. Then again, if New York can’t get anything going this week, where Ryan decides to go for offensive production in the future is anyone’s guess.

— Marcas Grant

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