The New York Jets finally looked like the team they were supposed to be all season on Sunday.
After a series of dismal performances over the weeks, the offense controlled the football and established the Ground n’ Pound offense that Rex Ryan has been looking to establish ever since it became apparent that Sanchez could be just as much (if not more) of a liability as he was likely to win the game with his arm, and they did it all behind Shonn Greene.
Greene has been just as much of a liability as Sanchez, having rushed the ball 76 times for 217 yards coming into Sunday’s game. That works out to less than 3 yards a carry; hardly the type of numbers necessary to establish the type of offense Rex Ryan had been searching for.
While he did finally break through, rushing 32 times for 161 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 35 – 9 shellacking of the Colts, one has to wonder if this is not more an issue of facing a horrible defense as opposed to Greene coming into his own.
The big question here is: why are the Jets not using Tim Tebow as a Halfback?
Tebow, for all of his downfalls, has proven one thing time and time again: The dude can run. At 6’3”, 236 lbs., Tebow has the size, strength, agility, and speed necessary to effectively run the ball, and the Jets know this. This is why every time he is on the field, he has been asked to run. If that’s what the team recognizes as his strengths, why wouldn’t they utilize it more often. There’s also an added benefit, in that by having on the field as a halfback, it won’t be as transparent when they do decide to give Tebow the ball.
The people want some Tebow, and not only does this give the people what they want, it also could be the best recipe for success for the New York Jets.