this is an old report that Schefty is regurgitating. But it's promising to see it again. I'd love some vet depth behind Grenne. But frankly, part of me feels Greene rotating with Benson doesn't really bring much. Benson doesn't differ from Greene too much as a runner at this point.
Honestly, I'd like to see if Blount gets cut and if he does bring him in. It's worth the risk especially with the depth we have at RB.
I'd rather give Ganaway a shot. The kid ran for 1500 yards at Baylor last year at 240 lbs. Platoon him and Shonn Greene. The pair could just be sledge hammers against opposing defenses.
Not only that but everything I'm hearing out of camp right now has Powell tearing it up and taking snaps with the 1s. Why the hell would the Jets sign Benson and drop players that they drafted who actually have an upside? Makes no sense.
Like I said before, this is Tanny turning over every stone... IE, checking on how much a guy like Benson thinks he's worth so he can use that information later when he's negotiating with an agent. And/Or someone gets hurt in camp or later in the season. They have the numbers now, they have a point of reference in the event they need him.
It's not rocket science, it's the sign of a front office that doesn't sleep and works their butt off.
Benson? you mean the guy who fumbles once per game basically (not really, but Greene didn't lose a fumble at all last season) and who averages less ypc than Greene? This makes zero sense and yet I heard "experts" saying it would be a good fit for the Jets ground and pound. Greene is better.
Greene holds on to the ball, gets first downs and can average over 4 yards per carry. JETS DO NOT NEED BENSON
I know it's been a few years, but this guy ran all over the JETS 2009 D in the playoffs. Played balls out. That performance is hard to forget.
If the JETS really want to ground and pound it and their not just talking out of their asses then it would be stupid not to bring in Cedric Benson. Greene is not durable imo. When he goes down, who is taking over as the in between the tackles guy? As mentioned before Gannaway is a sledge hammer you bring out end of season when one of Benson or Greene is hurting.