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.