Found June 29, 2012 on The Jersey Jets Fan:
  Is it Shonn Greene’s time? In the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Jets made headlines trading up to the number 5 pick in the first round to draft Mark Sanchez, quarterback out of USC.  One day later, the Jets, again, traded up to snag running back Shonn Greene in the third round out of theUniversityofIowa.  With all of the attention on newly hired head coach Rex Ryan, and newly drafted “franchise” quarterback Mark Sanchez, Shonn Greene quietly did his job as a rookie running back in his first regular season, averaging 5 yards a carry when Thomas Jones needed a breather.  The Jets led the league in rushing during the regular season in 2009 behind the veteran and rookie running back combo, but Shonn Greene wasn’t finished.  When playoff time came, Greene exploded against the Bengals and Chargers, rushing for over 127 yards in each game.  When Thomas Jones wasn’t willing to take a pay cut that following offseason, the Jets released him, in part because of Greene’s playoff emergence.   ...
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