Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 5/16/12

New York Jets running back Joe McKnight told reporters on Wednesday that he needed to gain some weight and did so by eating lots of McDonalds.

"Man, a lot of McDonalds," he said. "I was what, 198? I had to eat. I gained the weight the right way then I worked out and turned it into muscle.

"I ate healthy but the majority of the time I was eating bad. I'm not going to say I was eating all the right stuff like Tim Tebow."

McKnight says he hasnt slowed down and if anything has become more explosive. He is now 216 lbs but hopes to be around 205-210 and become a more versatile back.

McKnight says he is happy with Tony Sparano as coordinator because the play book is much simpler and straightforward unlike what Brian Schottenheimer used in previous seasons.

"It just had so much stuff in the offense," McKnight said about Schottenheimer's system. "If the defense comes out and they line up one way we had to change the way we run our routes the other way, but when Sparano came we just run the routes. No changes, just go out and play football.

"Everybody had a sigh of relief when we didn't have the same amount of plays we had last year, we had a lot of plays and a lot of things that go with the plays and right now it's just the play is here, you just go out and run the play and you win your matchup."

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