Friday, June 29, 2012
Poll Friday: AFC East rushing leader
By James Walker
We have another interesting "Poll Friday" question in the AFC East. Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush recently stated he wanted to lead the NFL in rushing, which brings up our latest topic.
Which AFC East running back will lead the division in rushing?
Will it be Bush, who is coming off his first 1,000-yard season in 2011? Bush proved to be durable last year and played in 15 games. With a questionable passing attack, Miami will need his production.
Or will it be another 1,000-yard rusher: Shonn Greene of the New York Jets? Greene will be at the head of New York's ground-and-pound offense. The Jets plan to run the ball a lot, and Greene could reach 300 carries if he stays healthy.
Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills was on a tear last year before a season-ending leg injury. Jackson, 31, is out to prove he still has a lot left in the tank. Will he lead the AFC East in rushing this season?
Finally, we have a bevy of New England Patriots running backs. The reigning AFC champions will use a tailback by committee and throw the ball a ton with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. But I'm sure there are Patriot homers out there who would vote for Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Joseph Addai or Danny Woodhead to lead the division in rushing.
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on who you think will win the AFC East rushing crown in 2012. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below.