The Reality of New York Jets' Shonn Greene: He Hates You

Ryan NeimanContributor IIIJanuary 20, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 08:  Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jets won 17-16.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Shonn Greene.

Shonn “Motherf#@!&$” Greene.

The man who was drafted in many fantasy football leagues in the early first and second rounds, who most likely destroyed many fantasy football teams as well, is at it again.

After a disappointing season where he rushed for only 766 yards to accompany his amazing, sarcastically speaking, two touchdowns, he has finally decided to turn it on again when it all counts: the playoffs.

In two games in the postseason, he has rushed for 146 yards and he has one touchdown. For fantasy owners, we would have seen that type of production from Greene in a five-week span. We all have to face the reality of Greene: He hates you. And not just you, all of us.

Many fantasy experts projected Greene being a top-five running back this season because of his exceptional play in last year's postseason where he amassed 304 yards in just three games with two touchdowns. We all bought the hype. We all drafted Greene. But most importantly, we all forgot about LaDainian Tomlinson.

Many of us figured that LT would not get the bulk of the carries and we all felt eventually LT’s body would fall apart. Neither of those scenarios occurred.

For weeks we held onto Greene, hoping that his time would come. After his Week 4 performance against the Buffalo Bills where he rushed for 117 yards, we all thought he was ready to explode. The only thing that exploded was our minds, our fantasy rosters and our playoff hopes.

So let’s all learn from this year’s playoff performance from Shonn “Motherf#@$!” Greene and ignore all of his success during this time. For we have to realize, he hates you, but most importantly, he hates fantasy football.