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Probable Starting Backfield: Shonn, T-Rich

Posted by Randy Lange on September 10, 2010 – 5:42 pm

The highlights of Rex Ryan’s short news conference today was the announcement of two starting backfield positions for Monday night’s season opener against Baltimore and the shortening of his short injury report by one name. 

The starters are Shonn Greene at tailback and Tony Richardson at fullback. There wasn’t much surprise to either declaration, although the reporters at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center today wouldn’t have minded a Rex surprise at either spot. 

As it was, Ryan used the P-word — “probably” — in saying the second-year man Greene will get the ball first ahead of 10th-year Hall of Famer-to-be LaDainian Tomlinson. 

“We’ll probably start Shonn,” Ryan said, “but both those guys are going to be heavily involved in every week’s game plan. I’m sure they’ll be in there about the same amount of time.” 

For anyone expecting to hear a stunning start for rookie John Conner, Ryan had only disappointment. 

“The Terminator? We’ll start him on special teams, probably,” the coach said. “But T-Rich will be our starter” at fullback. 

I’ll have a story with Greene on starting the year as the starting tailback — which, interestingly, doesn’t seem to motivate him as much as helping the Jets put together a winning effort — at midday Saturday. 

Pool, Ellis Doing Better 

The injury report also got a bit of good news with S Brodney Pool being elevated from not practicing in team drills on Thursday to doing limited work today. 

“It was good to have Brodney out there, so that was a positive,” said Ryan, although he didn’t declare Pool’s ankle news to be so positive that he would start alongside Jim Leonhard at safety. 

Also on the report, LB Calvin Pace (foot) remains out and DE Shaun Ellis (knee) is off the list and ready to roll. 

The Ravens are listing six players on today’s I-list, with three out — WR Donté Stallworth, T Jared Gaither and 360-pound rookie DT Terrence Cody — and one new addition, LB Paul Kruger, listed as limited in practice with a shoulder injury. 

SNY Expands Its Green Roster Limit 

SNY announced the addition of four Jets starters to its weekly coverage of the Green & White today. DT Kris Jenkins, Richardson, WR Braylon Edwards and T Damien Woody will appear regularly on the cable network’s Jets reporting. The specifics: 

■ Woody will join host Jonas Schwartz, Joe Benigno and a panel of Daily News writers every Tuesday from 5-5:30 p.m. to talk “all things Jets” on Daily News Live.

■ Richardson sits down exclusively with host Gary Apple on Geico SportsNite every Tuesday from 10-10:30 p.m. to discuss the latest news surrounding Gang Green.

■ Jenkins will bring the heat to Loud Mouths every Thursday from 6-6:30 p.m.

■ Edwards steps into The WheelHouse every Friday from 5:30-6 p.m. with Brandon Tierney, Marc “Moose” Malusis and host Brian Custer.

Huddle Up, NJ and LI 

Jets Huddle, our in-house TV show for Verizon FiOS Channel 1 viewers, will make its regular-season debut both on Long Island and in New Jersey this weekend. For future reference, the times in New Jersey are Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The times on Long Island are Saturday, 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.

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8 Responses to “Probable Starting Backfield: Shonn, T-Rich”

  1. By uncle joe on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Randy,my opinion don’t mean much and I’m sure it is not your fault,but this new WebSite format is TERRIBLE,From volume on press conferances to daily news and clippings,NOTHING LIKE IT USED TO BE.Used to be so much better than other Team Sites,now just middle of the pack.Sometimes Less is More,Still Love Ya Though!!!!

  2. By IRA on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Randy, Still think its real weak that they will only broadcast Jets Huddle in NJ and LI. What about the other 5 boros?

  3. By dougmc on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I have some ideas for SNY shows, The Shonn Showw… “LTV”… On The Verge of Vernon… Welcome Holmes…Not Too Schotty, anything to do with Terminator or Coverage “Islands”, All-Out Blitz Packages and the like. I could go on and on .This is awesome to have shows and a bigger audience who doesn’t look at the Jets as a joke anymore(.Many still do, don’t get me wrong,) Other cities have lots of shows for their teams…the Packers, Eagles and others have football talk shows year round. Try getting Francesa to talk about the Jets is like pulling teeth, except for now with H-Knocks. Granted some of it is over the top and Rex’s statements hurt him and make the team and us look too cocky if we don’t win it all. Every team thinks it can beat everybody and the opposition stinks. We had a great year last year and need to turn this into many wins and respect, finally. Every team has an image. Reserved,Profesional, Explosive. Dominating etc. The fact that we got into peoples minds(Brady, Dungy, Ray Lewis) takes them out of their games by being overoccupied by our distractions.If they all have to accept New Yawk’s and Rex’s no back down,get outta my face attitude, so be it. If we win…bring it on…more media, more talk, and eventually more respect. If we loose then the pundants were right.The pundants have been wrong before.. Pray the Rosary and Pray we can tell our grand kids we did it…we did it…. J-E-T-S…JetsJetsJets…!!!

  4. By 37 year fan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    That is the perfect response from Greene ….Who cares about starting……..I am just interested in WINNING THE GAME ….exactly ….. Now we got a team …

  5. By 37 year fan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    John Connor will be fine …. But hold onto the ball ….the things I’m worried about are ; Calvin Pace is out …… Vlad scares me ……The kicker , ( we better make him sit all the way down the bench untill he proves himself )

  6. By IRA on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Glad they resigned Turner. Not sure what happened with him in Miami but maybe being reunited with Sanchez can get his career on track.
    I think Ciny has a great chance of beating the Pats tomorrow. Love Ciny’s secondary of Hall and Joesph and add Jones in as a nickel[can't believe this guy is back in the NFL] it ranks there right with the Jets. If Palmer can use his new weapons to exploit the suspect Pats secondary Ciny will win. I find it interesting that the Jets first two games they match up against teams that you can throw on. Will they allow Sanchez to do that? Time will tell.
    GO JETS!!!!!

  7. By matt on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Have to agree on the volume at press conferences. Can this be fixes, please?

    Thank you, love the site otherwise.

  8. By Christopher on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    uncle joe, I couldn’t agree with you more about the new site, plus we still do not have a basic wap enabled site, I can’t read my Jets news and blogs on my mobile phone anymore. I couldn’t be more disappointed with the changes made ot the site.

    I’m pumped up for Monday night. Go Jets!!!

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