ESPN New York's Rich Cimini spoke to Jets great RB Curtis Martin yesterday at the unveiling of the Super Bowl bid. Our favorite Martin thinks the Jets have good running backs and linemen and doesn't seem worried about the recent changes with the personnel. Here are some excerpts:
I think they had the league-leading ground game because of the line and the game plans. I believe lines make runners.
What I like about what they have now is the dynamic -- between experience and someone who knows the game (LaDainian Tomlinson) to someone who is very talented.
I think (Shonn) Greene is very talented. I think he's one of those guys to look out for. If I was one of those guys in a fantasy league, he'd be someone I get this year.
Greene and Thomas Jones are similar backs (in terms of style). I think Greene is a little more agile, a little faster.
If you have a certain type of passion to compete, which I believe L.T. has, I believe you look for opportunities like this, where everyone is against you. Barring injury, I think L.T. will be perfect for this situation.
He'll be running behind one of the best lines. I still think they could be, if not the best, definitely one of the top three lines in the NFL.
Curtis also added that he is still pursuing his dream of being an NFL owner, and that he is getting closer towards achieving that. Over the years, he has found himself more hopeful and excited to be a potential Hall of Famer, and that if it indeed happens, he would want Bill Parcells to present him.