From Newsday's Rod Boone:
RB Shonn Greene took a shot in the stomach area (it might've been a little lower than that) and was on the ground writhing in pain for a few seconds. But the rookie only sat out for about two plays before returning to action. I know he was practicing last week as well, but today I had my eye on him a little more and the cat looks like he could be a beast. His bruising style is perfectly suited for late-game poundage.
Ryan said: "If you are going to say, 'Well, what quarter do you think is going to be Shonn Greene's quarter?' I'd say it's the fourth. So when you're ahead, just say, 'Here you go.' Everybody in the ballpark knows. 'Here Shonn, jump on in there.' Let him pound it."
If New York is destined to keep Greene, Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, they could turn out to be one of the most dominant 3-back attack. Jones and Washington doing what they did so well last season, and Greene working over a tired 4th quarter defense.
I wouldn't be surprised if the combo rises to the top of the league. The Giants have to reestablish their run game with the departure of Derrick Ward and the expected emergence of Rookie Andre Brown or Danny Ware. The Patriots always seem to have a great group. This year it's Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk and Fred Taylor. Leron McClain, Willis McGahee and Ray Rice could do it again for Baltimore. But all are surmountable.
Then again, National Football Post says:
There’s talk that the Jets might consider a trade for running back Thomas Jones, which might make sense at some point in camp once they have a handle on Shonn Greene’s talents.
Eh. I hope Eric Mangini inquired about Jones.