[QUOTE=Jordy;4502792]Antowain Smith had 840 yards his rookie season and over 1,000 yards in his second season.
Robert Smith is another bad example as he didn't have anywhere near the workload Greene has had in his first 3 years.
Thomas Jones. Also not on point with what I said. Not near the workload. He may be the closest example but he never got the same chanes Greene has gotten in 3 years.
Priest Holmes also broke 1,000 yards in his second season.[/QUOTE]
Antowain Smith had 840 yards his rookie season and over 1,000 yards his second season... What's you point? Shonn Greene put up 540 rushing yards his rookie season and went over 1,000 yards during his 3rd season. Also, it took Smith 194 rushing attempts to put up 840 yards during his rookie season, an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Shonn Greene put up 540 rushing yards with an average of 5.0 yards per carry during his rookie season. While Antowain Smith fell off the map his 3rd season, only rushing for 614 yards with an average of only 3.4 yards per carry, Shonn Greene just put up 1,054 rushing yards with an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Not sure the point you're trying to make here, because the fact of the matter is this, Antowain Smith had his breakout season during his 5th year in the league with 1,157 rushing yards and 12 TD's. Heading into his 5th season? He had 760 rushing attempts with an average of only 733 rushing yards per season.
In regards to Robert Smith, now you're cherry picking to fit your agenda. So, he only had 252 rushing attempts after his first 3 seasons and 414 rushing attempts after his 4th season, but that doesn't change the fact that he broke out during his 5th season with 1,266 rushing yards off an average of 5.5 yards per carry. He went on to rush for 4989 yards during his final 4 seasons in the league with an average of 5.0 yards per carry. What's my point, fans such as yourself, would have ran Robert Smith out of town during his first 4 years of play before giving him that chance to breakout during his 5th year in the league. That's my point.
In regards to Priest Holmes? Correction. He broke 1,000 yards during his rookie season, not his 2nd season. But yeah, so what, he broke 1,000 yards during his rookie season. Shonn Greene broke 1,000 yards during his 3rd season as a first year starter... What's your point? It still doesn't change the fact that Holmes went from 1,008, 506 and 588 during each of his first 3 seasons (regressing) to 1,555 rushing yards and 8 TD's during his 4th season (His breakout year). A fan such as yourself, would have been the first one running Holmes out of town due to the fact that he regressed during his 2nd and 3rd seasons when compared to his rookie season. That's what the fans and front office did to Holmes, ran him out of town after only 3 years. KC Chiefs became very thankful for that. He broke out during his 4th season with KC and never looked back.
It's kind of funny how you mention the facts such as Antowain Smith rushing for 840 yards with a 4.3 yards per carry during his rookie season, but fail to mention how Shonn Greene rushed for 540 rushing yards with an average of 5.0 yards per carry during his rookie season.
It's kind of sad how you mention the fact that Priest Holmes rushed for over 1,000 yards during his rookie season but fail to mention how A.) He regressed during his 2nd and 3rd seasons and B.) Shonn Greene has improved his production each of the past 3 seasons and rushed for 1,000+ yards as a first year starter.
It's also weird how you mention a player such as Antowain Smith rushing for over 1,000 yards during his 2nd season, but completely ignore the fact that Shonn Greene rushed for over 1,000 yards during his 3rd season.
You my friend, use an agenda posting style in regards to posting anything Shonn Greene related.
Why did Antowain Smith rush for over 1,000 yards during his 2nd season? Because he had 300 rushing attempts. Greene only had 293 rushing attempts during his first two seasons combined. It's called Greene not having anywhere near the workload that Smith had. See how that works?
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