Thomas Jones to Be Released: Is Switching to Blue The Right Thing To Do?

Mike GliddonCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24:  Thomas Jones #20 of the New York Jets looks on from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Jets 30-17.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants had a lackluster season in 2009, especially in the running game.

The once dominating rushing attack failed to produce a 1,000 yard rusher only two years removed from having two backs accomplish the feat in Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward.

Now the G-Men are not only having problems with their once dominate rushing attack, but with their defense as well.

In steps Thomas Jones to try and help with the run game.

Here is a guy who pounds the rock in between the tackles every time he touches the ball. He is already a New York guy since he played with the Jets too. Maybe the Giants should keep this guy at home.

Jones has played great during his time in New York, producing three 1,000 yard seasons as the main back. He also had 27 rushing touchdowns the past two years.

Jones is a bit older, at 31, but he still has some gas left in the tank. If the Giants can get him at the right price, I'm sure he would like to prove that.

Not only would the signing make sense, but it would definitely challenge Brandon Jacobs for the lead back role and hopefully get him running like the freight train that he is again.

If Jacobs can't produce, the Giants will have a guy for their rotation to teach the youngsters a thing or two about running north and south.

You can also check out Craig Santucci's article on the Giants running back search here .