Shonn Greene's Career Long Run. Any Guesses?
33 yards. That's pathetic.
He's had 584 career carries and has never broken a 40 yard run. He has 2 career 30 yard runs: 33 and 31 yards.
Do you know who his comparables are?
Isaac Redman and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Even fatass Mike Tolbert has 40 yard runs and 60 yard receptions. Greene's long reception is 36 yards, the only reception of his career that went for more than 15 yards. I'd guess that's why we don't throw screens, by the way.
How is a running team starting a running back with ZERO big play ability. You can't tell me that the blocking hasn't given him a chance to break a single 50 yarder in 3 years. He has a combination of bad vision and not being able to make people miss.
Greene's a fine complementary back, but that's it. He shouldn't have more than 10 carries per game or so, and they should come late in the game when we have a lead. Redman had 110 carries last year. That's what Greene should be for us. I don't think Mendenhall is anything special, but where's our Mendenhall. He at least has the requisite skill set to be a lead back.