culboarder wrote:one good game against one decent d? he's been playing for two seasons.
Um, not quite. Two seasons would equal 32 starts, while William Green has only had 17 starts in his whole career, closer to one season.
Green had two good games in a limited 2003 campaign, including one, as mentioned before, against the Steelers. Pittsburgh was a top 10 defense last year, not one of the "worst five or six defense in the NFL."
The reason that people were so optimistic towards Green going into the 2003 season was that once given the starting role at the end of 2002, Green played very well. In the last 7 or 8 games of the year, he had solid games against Cincy, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Indy, and Atlanta. Though some of these defenses weren't so stout in 2003, none of them were in the "top 5 worst" in 2002. In fact, Indy was a top 10 D and Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Cincy were all average or above average defense in that year.
I'm not necessarily defending William Green, because he's obviously not a stud RB. I'm just stating facts, because the "fact's" that jhoefen weren't that accurate.