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Surging Jets Reaping Benefits Of Greene’s Patience

Off 3-TD Game, Running Back Ready For More Against Chiefs On Sunday
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Shonn Greene (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Shonn Greene (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Shonn Greene says he’s aware of all the expectations people had for him in his first season as the New York Jets’ starting running back.

Greene says Friday that he had the same hopes, which is why he blamed himself at times when he and the rest of the offense got off to a sluggish start. There were doubts from fans and media that he was really capable of being a starting back, and Greene says “you’re going to get frustrated when things aren’t going your way.”

He stayed patient, though, as Rex Ryan and Brian Schottenheimer gradually went back to a run-heavy approach on offense. Greene finally had the breakout game he was waiting for, running for a career-high three touchdowns in last Sunday’s win at Washington.

New York Jets right guard Brandon Moore is listed as questionable for the team’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but expects to play.

Moore did not practice all week while dealing with a sore hip, but coach Rex Ryan says the veteran doesn’t need to practice to play. The team will have him get to MetLife Stadium early Sunday for warmups to evaluate him, but Moore and Ryan are confident he will be ready to go.

Defensive lineman Mike DeVito is doubtful and not expected to play while recovering from a sprained left knee.

Running back Joe McKnight, the NFL’s top kick returner, is questionable with a hyperextended right elbow, and Ryan says he will be a game-time decision. Defensive lineman Marcus Dixon (hip) is also questionable.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.)

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