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After huge day, Greene says he isn’t thinking about his contract

Shonn Greene AP

This season, Jets running back Shonn Greene had 217 rushing yards through five games combined.  On Sunday against the Colts, Greene churned up 161 yards on 32 carries, including three touchdowns.

It’s not a bad way to grab attention in his contract year, but Greene said after the game he isn’t thinking about his contract.  Asked whether he’s hoping to get a new deal from the Jets, Greene told PFT, “I’m hoping to get a lot of wins this season.”

Greene also said he didn’t know that the game plan specifically called for so many carries for him, in part because the game plan always calls for a bunch of carries if the running game is working.

And it was working on Sunday.

“I knew it would be a big day when I saw the O-line getting push,” Greene said.

Greene added that the 35-9 win gives the Jets a lot of confidence, even though the locker room hadn’t been paying attention to the criticism and speculation from outside the organization.  Greene added that he appreciated the vote of confidence he received this week from coach Rex Ryan.

Moving forward, Greene said the Jets will “enjoy it for a little bit” and then get ready for the Patriots.

They’ll need to get ready.  The winner of the game will be in first place in the AFC East.

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14 Responses to “After huge day, Greene says he isn’t thinking about his contract”
  1. rg3enoughsaid says: Oct 14, 2012 5:30 PM

    Does anyone on this team play out their contract?

  2. hehateme2 says: Oct 14, 2012 5:31 PM

    it was a fluke for sure. Wait till Miami gets a hold of him.

  3. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 14, 2012 5:47 PM

    Wow!!
    The Jets are really screwing with Skippy Bayless over there at ESPN, the Official Headquarters of the Tim Tebow Fan Club…
    Can’t imagine Mr. Irrelevant lobbying for Tebow next week, not with the Patriots next up. Tebow’s track record against New England is worse than mine…

  4. cylondetector says: Oct 14, 2012 6:10 PM

    Yeah he run on the Colts.

    Who doesn’t?

  5. whodeydaytonchapter says: Oct 14, 2012 6:14 PM

    why would he bring up his contract? He has been mediocre for the bulk of his career.

  6. sd1024 says: Oct 14, 2012 6:16 PM

    The averages one big game every 3 years..sign him!!!

  7. squared80 says: Oct 14, 2012 6:17 PM

    Because of one big game in 3 years? What idiot reporter who has no idea what they’re talking about asked this question? Puh-lease.

  8. rayvens says: Oct 14, 2012 6:29 PM

    So all u need is one good game out of 15 bad ones and u can ask for a new contract?

  9. jayquintana says: Oct 14, 2012 7:33 PM

    Typical media trying to create a story. I remember a few years back when Brian Griese had a couple good games for the Bears (really, he did) and the media started making his contract an issue.

  10. baloneyjohn says: Oct 14, 2012 7:49 PM

    So far this year, he has been nothing to brag about. About time

  11. zeke2517 says: Oct 14, 2012 7:51 PM

    “Wait till Miami gets a hold of him.”

    Where do you people come from? You just kinda… say stuff? Like Mitt Romney?

  12. charliedamon says: Oct 14, 2012 8:54 PM

    He has one big day and you make a stink about him? He has like a 2.3 yd per carry avg. As far as RB’s go, he’s hot garbage.

  13. fel66 says: Oct 14, 2012 8:55 PM

    Shone Green, Is a mediocre running back, for the majority of his carreer , so in all reality the jets should just cut him loose at the end of this season . Running backs are a dim a dozen, please Sexy just draft a few (running backs ) this guy has one good game every few years we can do better .

  14. mattotalkingsmack says: Oct 15, 2012 2:09 PM

    Shone Green is not a mediocre running back! If you go back two seasons ago he was a running back on the rise. Last seasons the NY Jets signed Palxico Burress, Derrick Mason and they had Santonio Holmes. Lets not mention that they had Dustin Keller. The NY Jets changed the teams philosophy. They went from a ground and pound to a high flying pass offense. Guess what that did not happen. Sanchez was exposed as a third year quarterback, the wide receivers all got fed up with Sanchez and the running game suffered. If you go back and take a look you will see that the NY Jets threw on 1st and 3rd downs a majority of the time last season and into an early part of this season. Lets not mentioned that the personel on the line has changed. Sign Shone Green and draft offensive linemen and D linemen.

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