[QUOTE=jetstream23;4234139]Smart move on LT. Time to see some Bilal! Would be great if the Jets could control a game from start to finish one time and let Bilal get 10 carries in the second half.[/QUOTE]
Certainly curious to see what Powell might bring to the table but I would be more excited to see Shonne Green get 30 carries and see what he is truly capable of.
I also said yesterday, you never know what you have until its gone and I hope we don't miss LT too much. As much as his role has been diminished, he is a big part of what we do on offense.
I really hope Bilal Powell gets some playing time finally
Shonn Greene isn't a "featured" back. He's a change up power running back. Don't like him in pass blocking or receiving situations. He also needs massive holes to get any good type of run. We need a solid runner who can cut back with more explosion and Powell's fresh legs just might be the cure. Dallas's rookie RB is a 6th round draft pick and it took a while for him be effective but we need fresh legs in there. Bilal could just be the guy ... Rex said his progression is that of Greene's 2 years ago midway thru the season and that he's really developing. Hopefully he gets some playing time asap .... u never know we could catch lightning in a bottle with this kid.
I'm all for it, Greene hasn't been bad of late but like you said he's not a feature back and I really can't see Powell doing much worse it's time to give him a shot. I thought McKnight my get more of a shot but it seems like the Jets wanna use him as more of a "jack of all trades" Brad Smith type.
I'd rather see Powell get carries than McKnight, precisely because of the point that you brought up about Greene. Greene is not a feature back, and I don't think McKnight is either. They're both change of pace guys, Greene for power, McKnight for speed. I want to see Powell worked into the offense over the next few weeks because you can usually find out what you have with running backs pretty quickly.
Of course, I don't know how you would continue to do that once LT comes back from his injury. I'd argue that Greene is the most replaceable out of he, LT, and McKnight. LT has the best hands and is the best in pass protection. McKnight is the best return man by a significant margin. Greene is a running back that gets 3.9 yards per carry.
Of course, the most likely way that I think Powell gets onto the gameday roster is if we give LT a few weeks "rest" (since he won't be on the team next year anyway), or we move Cro back to the kick return spot (something I really don't want to do).