A big question for the year: Is your choice of 'was' in the previous post correct or should it still be 'is'?
lol You caught that.
IMO, I would love nothing more than to see the old Green return. But I believe that is streching it.
I love Green, he is a great player, pro, team-mate. Unfortunatly, one of the concerns is his age. His age is getting to the point where he is loosing some of his speed, something that made him oh so effective, the combination of speed and power.
Secondly, he is coming of an injury. It IS serious, nothing to joke about. He is still rehabing, and to be honest I believe he isn't going to have enough time to get ready for the season. He will only start practicing at training camp, and IMO he isn't going to have the same leg strength in his injured leg as he did, as he simply hasn't had enough time to re-build all of his strength.
Further, he needs lots of reps in the zone blocking scheme. It's not something you can pick-up by just sitting and watching. Granted he will have TC, but I think it will take him a bit more practice to get comfortable with this new scheme.
Overall, for the reasons above I am not going to hold out that Green will return as the same player. I mean honestly, I WISH it will happen, I would be exuberent and gladly eat my words. Sad thing is, Green before his reminds me a lot of Larry Johnson last year, I really thought he could have had a KILLER season in this scheme, just the reight blend of size, speed, and strength. Who knows, maybe I am wrong. And I will be the first one to hope that I am.