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#1 Maxman

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:42 AM

Catch The Ball Shonn Greene

by Phil Sullivan on August 30, 2011[edit]
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This is a Public Service Announcement aimed at all eligible receivers on the football field; specifically Shonn Greene. When the quarterback throws you the football, please be so kind as to catch it. Thanks in advance.

Yes, we are poking fun at this issue but it is a serious one. A key for the Jets this year is becoming more efficient on offense. That starts with having Mark Sanchez raise his completion percentage significantly. The easiest way to accomplish that is by throwing to the running backs more when nothing is open down field.

Except the running backs need to catch the ball.

LaDainian Tomlinson excels as a receiver out of the back field. Last year he had 52 receptions for 368 yards as a receiver. L.T. once caught 100 passes in a season (2003) and has caught 50 or more in 9 different seasons.

In 2010, Shonn Greene had only 16 receptions for 120 yards. If Greene wants to be the featured back in this offense, he has to catch the ball. Last night he showed that he still has a way to go on the first series as he had another drop. It seemed to be more of a lack of concentration than a physical issue. Whatever it is, Shonn needs to improve. The Jets need a complete running back and right now Shonn isn’t there yet.

Add in the fact that Shonn Greene only had 11 receptions for less than 100 yards in college and you can see the cause for concern. The Jets will have 3rd down backs on the field that will be threats out of the backfield. They need a similar option on 1st and 2nd down and if Shonn wants that to be him, he needs to step up.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:58 AM

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:02 AM

who knows maybe Joe McKnight will turn into Chris Johnson for us
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:04 AM

Two words: small hands

The guy will never be a natural receiver. He'll always look awkward catching the ball. It's just not what he does.

Jets will need to mix in all of their other RB's (including John Conner) better, because all of them are much better receivers than Shonn Greene will ever be. This is a big reason why I think Powell was brought in to push Greene rather than McKnight.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:25 AM

who knows maybe Joe McKnight will turn into Chris Johnson for us



He looks great against second stringers. I really think he can be one of those late bloomers. Take a little longer to get used to the speed of the league and then all of the sudden he explodes.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:26 AM

Two words: small hands

The guy will never be a natural receiver. He'll always look awkward catching the ball. It's just not what he does.

Jets will need to mix in all of their other RB's (including John Conner) better, because all of them are much better receivers than Shonn Greene will ever be. This is a big reason why I think Powell was brought in to push Greene rather than McKnight.




Santonio Holmes finds this statement hysterical.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

Not to mention it would be nice if Holmes didn't try to catch the ball with the back of his head on blitzs
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:54 AM




Santonio Holmes finds this statement hysterical.


One thing about whenever Greene drops a sitter ( and there are quite a few ) is he begins to look upfield before he has the ball in his hands.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:20 PM

I have a better idea. Don't throw him the ball. Let him run with it. That is what he is good at. Wasn't Parcells who said put people in a position to succeed at what they do well and avoid what they don't do well. Schotty is a moron.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:21 PM

Butter Fingers!

Sorry Dude. Anthony Becht owns that nickname
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:27 PM

I have a better idea. Don't throw him the ball. Let him run with it. That is what he is good at. Wasn't Parcells who said put people in a position to succeed at what they do well and avoid what they don't do well. Schotty is a moron.



Its not like we have too many designed pass plays to Greene in the playbook (at least I would think we don't). Its more or less when Greene is the only option available to Sanchez, he needs to be able to make the catch. Otherwise he can no longer be our feature back due to this liability, OR we have to telegraph when we're throwing the ball by putting in LT or McKnight.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:47 PM



Its not like we have too many designed pass plays to Greene in the playbook (at least I would think we don't). Its more or less when Greene is the only option available to Sanchez, he needs to be able to make the catch. Otherwise he can no longer be our feature back due to this liability, OR we have to telegraph when we're throwing the ball by putting in LT or McKnight.


An otherwise good point. But I'll buy it when I see Sanchez first look downfield, have no other open options, and then dump off to Greene or whoever the RB is. The problem is Schotty's designed dumpoffs are often the first and only option Sanchez is given on the play.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

I told you so....
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:43 AM

I told you so....


That play lost the game. Greene is horrendous.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:48 AM

Why is this directed only at Greene? LT has dropped his share too over the last couple of weeks.

I say give Powell a shot. He's the total package.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

Why is this directed only at Greene? LT has dropped his share too over the last couple of weeks.

I say give Powell a shot. He's the total package.

He better be, because McKnight can't catch either.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:01 AM

Why is this directed only at Greene? LT has dropped his share too over the last couple of weeks.

I say give Powell a shot. He's the total package.


Do you seriously need this one explained to you? That interception off of his hands was a total game changer.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:06 AM

I know this comes off as my Schitty hate, but how hard is it to understand your personnel? Why is Shonn "Small hands" Greene put in position to catch passes. Same thing in the 1st Pats game where Connor is sent out in passing situation and drops a critical (and easy) 3rd down pass.

Shonn Green shouldn't be catching passes. Neither should Connor. You want a RB catching passes? Put in LT or McFumbler
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:06 AM

Do you seriously need this one explained to you? That interception off of his hands was a total game changer.


I dont need anything explained. I watched the F'ing game. He missed a laser at his face.

The game changer was the muffed punt. That was just the icing on the cake.

LT has dropped plenty of passes recently. Fortunate for him, they havent resulted in a turnover.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

I know this comes off as my Schitty hate, but how hard is it to understand your personnel? Why is Shonn "Small hands" Greene put in position to catch passes. Same thing in the 1st Pats game where Connor is sent out in passing situation and drops a critical (and easy) 3rd down pass.

Shonn Green shouldn't be catching passes. Neither should Connor. You want a RB catching passes? Put in LT or McFumbler


If you cant catch a pass you shouldn't be playing, period. Putting LT in tips your hand. Greene should be ******* cut on the spot there....he's horrible. Catch the ******* ball.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:30 AM

He missed a laser at his face.


I'm glad at least one person mentioned this...
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

I'm glad at least one person mentioned this...


Oh please. Have your hands ready and catch the ball. I mean I don't think the agenda could be any clearer if you're going to balme Sanchez for that.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

I'm glad at least one person mentioned this...


Yeah, Sanchez shares the blame on that.

Still, I'm more upset over Wilson's drop of an easy pick 6.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:45 AM

Oh please. Have your hands ready and catch the ball. I mean I don't think the agenda could be any clearer if you're going to balme Sanchez for that.


I didn't say Greene was without fault, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a terrible throw either. Add in some blame for a playcall where that was apparently the primary read as well.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

I didn't say Greene was without fault, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a terrible throw either. Add in some blame for a playcall where that was apparently the primary read as well.


Greene was 100000% at fault for not catching that pass. If he cant catch the ball he shouldn't be playing. He's also not very good at running the ball either.

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