Most people expected Shonn Greene to leave the New York Jets this offseason in free agency. While it wasn’t a sure thing, it seemed like time to move on for both sides. Greene did just that on Wednesday when he signed on with the Tennessee Titans.
At first I was a bit perplexed by his choice, but after thinking about it for a minute, it made sense. Greene is basically going to a no pressure situation in Nashville, compared to the high pressure situation he was a part of in New York. Even though Greene is a native of New Jersey, I’m sure he was ready to get out of town. Who could blame him for wanting leave the train wreck that is the Jets?
Tennessee, while not a flashy landing spot, was the right move for Greene at this point in his career. He’s going to go from the spotlight of the New York media, into a situation where he’ll be a complimentary back to Chris Johnson. Greene can now just focus on doing what he does best, running over people. There’s no more constant drama surrounding him, just a chance to be a part of the best 1-2 running back punch in football.
Who knows, maybe the constant b.s. in New York was dragging him down? It just wasn’t a situation that was conducive for success. I’m not saying the Titans are ready to be Super Bowl contenders by any means, but they’re a team that will allow him to just focus on playing football. That’s something he couldn’t do in New York.