Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 11/27/11
With LaDainian Tomlinson out and Shonn Greene presently disappointing, SNY Why Guys makes a case for Joe McKnight being considered the Jets’ feature back: We do know that McKnight has elite speed and can definitely turn the corner. He also has good enough hands that the Jets have spread him out as a wideout. But the knock on him is that he can’t run inside given that he’s 5-11, 200. His durability is also a question mark. Yet he had 32 carries for 158 yards in the regular season finale where he played with the second team but against the Bills starters on defense. That shows some workhorse chops, for sure. And many of those runs were between the tackles. The real question: is Joe McKnight the kind of back who can consistently run between the tackles? Why Guys follows up the article with a list of running backs close to McKnight in size who’ve had 250-plus carries in recent years. However, the fact that the top 10 players on that list are just the same three players (Tiki Barber, Chr...
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