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Shonn Greene won't be running out of bounds

NFL_greene2_250.jpgA truly great running back thrives on contact, on dishing out as much or more punishment than he takes.

Whether they realize it or not, most men of that mindset tend to flame out and not fade away.  And before they flame out, they don’t realize that they ever will.

Despite his importance to the offense, Jets running back Shonn Greene won’t be taking the easy way out, ever.

We don’t run out of bounds,” Greene told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.  “I’ve been taught that
all my life. . . .  I don’t think that’s going to help the way I play by doing
that.  If I just go out and do what I do, everything else will take care
of itself.

“That’s what I do,” he said.  “I play the game of football. You can’t
worry, ‘Oh, what if I do this?  What if I run out of bounds?’  No, that’s
not the game of football to me.  Football is a hard-nosed game.”

But it sounds as if the Jets prefer that Greene not be quite so hard-nosed.

“You have to teach him when to avoid, when to go down and when not to
take on three people just so he can get through a season,” running backs
coach Anthony Lynn told Mehta.  “That’s an education process.”

And there’s no shame in knowing when to hit the ground, or when to take advantage of the daylight residing on the other side of the white stripe.  Barry Sanders did it, and no one ever accused him of not being tough.

So, for the Jets’ sake (and his own), Greene needs to realize that there’s no shame in running out of bounds, while he can still run.

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41 Responses to “Shonn Greene won't be running out of bounds”
  1. Omega says: Jul 6, 2010 8:44 PM

    I clearly remember Ray Ray calling out running backs who ran out of bounds.
    The next game Lewis intercepted a pass, and yes you guessed it, promptly ran out out bounds.
    He can dish it out but he can’t take it.
    LOL

  2. Citizen Strange says: Jul 6, 2010 8:49 PM

    Whether they realize it or not, most men of that mindset tend to flame out and not fade away. And before they flame out, they don’t realize that they ever will.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do you mean that in the gay sense?

  3. GreenAsGrass says: Jul 6, 2010 9:06 PM

    it’s why I love this RB, he plays like a man. Hope you can lead by example this year Shonn, you are hands down the Jets #1 RB this year. He knows that and he won’t give anything away.

  4. PFTiswhatitis says: Jul 6, 2010 9:09 PM

    Jets = the loudest mouths in the league and until they actually win something they really ought to STFU.

  5. sharkattack says: Jul 6, 2010 9:13 PM

    He will however, be running for his life. Carrying the ball 50 times a game because your QB is the worst in the league, is never good for a Rb.
    Jets= 6-10.
    but hey I’m an optimist.

  6. twan7272 says: Jul 6, 2010 9:17 PM

    Really? wow

  7. Citizen Strange says: Jul 6, 2010 9:19 PM

    “We don’t run out of bounds,” Greene told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Also, what a dick with the royal “we.”

  8. Kay Bee says: Jul 6, 2010 9:21 PM

    So basically he won’t be in the league for much longer.

  9. numberfour says: Jul 6, 2010 9:23 PM

    gee how is that werkin out for marion the barbarian?

  10. Ravenmuscle says: Jul 6, 2010 9:35 PM

    Baby Shonn wont have to worry about running anywhere in the first game against the Ravens…he’ll be taken out on a golf cart with Ray Ray’s fist imprint in his stupid head.

  11. robert ethen says: Jul 6, 2010 9:37 PM

    “We don’t run out of bounds, but we do head for the sideline from time to time, and momentum being what it is, well……”.

  12. Levito says: Jul 6, 2010 9:37 PM

    “A truly great running back thrives on contact, on dishing out as much or more punishment than he takes.”
    That’s not what comes to mind for me at all when I think of the “truly great” running backs.

  13. Garbanzo says: Jul 6, 2010 9:50 PM

    “Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying, without giving it your best.” – Walter Payton

  14. habibfromnewdehli says: Jul 6, 2010 10:00 PM

    @Omega…
    I assume you’re talking about Ray Lewis when you say “Ray Ray?”
    Well, Ray Lewis probably ran out of bounds because anytime he touches anyone, he gets flagged.
    In last years playoff game against the Colts… Ray Lewis hits Austin Collie in the endzone to break up a touchdown catch… and the officials call him for unnecessary roughness!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVc32igKZC8
    The officials cheat the Ravens any chance they get.

  15. litemater95 says: Jul 6, 2010 10:05 PM

    He better run out of bounds for the Jets sake, that will leave L.T. to get 3.1 yards per rush then………. yikes!

  16. comment_submission_error says: Jul 6, 2010 10:08 PM

    A receiver is expected to duck out of bounds, as long as both feet are in. But sometimes a running back has to make a statement. Nothing wrong with putting your head down once in awhile, as long as you don’t talk like you’re going to do it every play. Like Green did.

  17. theycallme_iPod says: Jul 6, 2010 10:10 PM

    Stupid.
    Ruining your body even more for what?
    1 yard and a handful of glory?
    Like I said, stupid…

  18. euclidean says: Jul 6, 2010 10:18 PM

    My dad doesn’t recall Jim Brown EVER stepping out of bounds, and it didn’t seem to affect his longevity. I don’t recall Walter Payton EVER stepping out of bounds, and it didn’t seem to affect his longevity. The defenders are bigger, stronger, and faster now than then, but so are most of the running backs. Polamalu had a good point about the direction this league is heading in – and now the internet hacks are offering up pansy advice to contribute their two cents to that gradual migration.

  19. SomeFans says: Jul 6, 2010 10:19 PM

    “The officials cheat the Ravens any chance they get.”
    Whaaaaa!! cry baby

  20. sabotslugs43 says: Jul 6, 2010 10:19 PM

    Would he run out of bounds if it is under two minutes, down by a score, near the sideline, and no way of escaping defenders?

  21. stiller43 says: Jul 6, 2010 10:52 PM

    habibfromnewdehli,
    LOL

  22. Omega says: Jul 6, 2010 11:07 PM

    @habibfromnewdehli
    What the hell is this kind of a name?
    Any hoo
    RAY RAY (LEWIS) RAN OUT OF BOUNDS. He is is a pussy.
    He can give a lick a hit, he just can’t take one.
    Fact, deal
    Yeah I said it!

  23. cleanface says: Jul 6, 2010 11:17 PM

    Shonn Greene will be washed up at 27.

  24. ADX says: Jul 6, 2010 11:25 PM

    Clint Session say Shonn better get out of bounds or more deep thigh bruise be in his future
    and more missed second half of afc championship games

  25. CanadianVikingFan says: Jul 6, 2010 11:30 PM

    As much as everyone loves to see an RB run over guys and take on tacklers, you also know they are going to give up the ball.
    Erik Dickerson, Adrian Peterson, soon Shonn Green. They’ll stand you up, and they’ll strip you of the ball.

  26. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 7, 2010 5:40 AM

    PFTiswhatitis says:
    July 6, 2010 9:09 PM
    Jets = the loudest mouths in the league and until they actually win something they really ought to STFU.
    ——————–
    hahahaha u gotta be kidding me. any team that goes to the afc championship can talk any talk they want until proven otherwise.
    im guessing your a dolphin fan loser. they never talked cuz they were never able to back it up

  27. brasho says: Jul 7, 2010 7:17 AM

    @habibfromnewdehl i
    What the hell is this kind of a name?
    ______________________
    His name is “Habib from New Dehli”… doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
    cleanface says:
    July 6, 2010 11:17 PM
    Shonn Greene will be washed up at 27.
    __________________________________
    You might want to check that, from what I recall, Greene came into the league at a much older age than the usual junior (which was one reason he declared early). He’ll be 25 when the season starts… so you’re saying he’ll be washed up in two seasons?
    I don’t recall Emmitt Smith running out of bounds too frequently, or Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen…I’m wondering if it affected their ability to get into the HoF….hmmmmm NOPE!

  28. SomeFans says: Jul 7, 2010 7:35 AM

    “Shonn better get out of bounds or more deep thigh bruise be in his future-
    and more missed second half of afc championship games”
    No worries- he won’t play long enough for the jests to get back. After all, it’s the jets we’re talking about here. One of the leagues worst franchises.

  29. TheDPR says: Jul 7, 2010 7:51 AM

    Great Walter Payton quote, Garbanzo!
    I can’t think of a RB who’s career was cut short because of giving out too many hits.
    That said, running out of bounds or giving the hit to the tackler depends on the situation. An OLB hardly more than your own weight? You hit him. A DB? You hit him. An ILB who could end your career? You’re quicker than he is so you ought to be able to make him miss you. So you rarely should step out of bounds just to avoid getting tackled. But if you need the clock stopped, you get out.
    This game is partly psychological and running out of bounds gives the defense something while hitting the guy and forcing him to tackle you takes something from them.

  30. Popeye says: Jul 7, 2010 8:06 AM

    Shonn Greene and great in the same sentence??? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

  31. HOI says: Jul 7, 2010 8:11 AM

    let me comment as a Fins fan and beat them to the punch…
    “HAHA he cant run out of bounds bc Rex is so fat there is no room!! Jets 2-14 this year book it. Fins will win the division and Henne will throw 65 TDs to BM!!!”

  32. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jul 7, 2010 8:30 AM

    The greatest RB in the history of the game, Barry Sanders, had a really unique idea. He’d NOT take the hit just to take the hit. He’d get his yards and move on to the next carry.

  33. bspurloc says: Jul 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    the point of this story isnt shon greene its the jets coach talking stupid.
    typical lets not win mentality lets play to stay healthy for next year….
    what is this idiot doing? using the colts pussy play book?
    When shon breaks his leg it will be OPEN field not sideline just like white.

  34. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 7, 2010 9:44 AM

    HOI
    u must be as stupid as u sound lol.
    dumbass

  35. SomeFans says: Jul 7, 2010 10:14 AM

    any team that goes to the afc championship can talk any talk they want until proven otherwise”
    Priceless. You clowns have won nothing for so long that you’ll spout off over any fluke like last season. Well… hope you enjoyed that little game- you won’t see another one in your lifetime.
    Any “real fan” would realize that you won’t win anyones RESPECT till you win something meaningful. That does not include a playoff game troll. We will ALL enjoy laughing at the “not yets” as they get back to their typical 4-12 seasons. Don’t you bozos know that every team is gunning for your big mouth talk? Losers.
    BTW- we ALL laughed when the Dolphins swept you and scored 61 POINTS on that porus D. yuk yuk

  36. Marino13 says: Jul 7, 2010 10:44 AM

    BKjetsfan101 – the overated jets have one good season and you bring up the AFC championship game with every post. One year wonder guy – get it….greene will get hurt as he always did in college and then u have the has been LT running the ball for about a 2 yard avg – good luck with that. You have a overated sophmore qb who has a stone hands WR and oh yeah the other WR is suspended for 4 games…awesome!! – then you have a DB who they traded for who sucks and wouldnt even be a nickel back on the phins……before you talk shit back it up with more then one good LUCKYseason asshole. Hold onto last year because thats all u are gonna have

  37. bluestree says: Jul 7, 2010 11:31 AM

    Have seen this kid rated as a top 5 back after one year of splitting carries. Not too much east coast media bias, is there?

  38. Hawkfan50 says: Jul 7, 2010 2:25 PM

    “Greene needs to realize that there’s no shame in running out of bounds, while he can still run” …
    Go tell that to Shaun Alexander . That approach didn’t work out to well for him .

  39. texasPHINSfan says: Jul 7, 2010 3:50 PM

    Ted Ginn: The Anti-Shonn Greene

  40. comment_submission_error says: Jul 7, 2010 9:41 PM

    habibfromnewdehli says: July 6, 2010 10:00 PM
    The officials cheat the Ravens any chance they get.
    I’m sorry, sir, but we own that one.
    Sincerely,
    Raider fan

  41. Bious says: Jul 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    And I am sure that will ensure his post-football life to be in bed and out-of-bounds life wise

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