New York Jets wide receivers Derrick Mason, left, and Santonio...

New York Jets wide receivers Derrick Mason, left, and Santonio Holmes run a drill during NFL football training camp. (Aug. 17, 2011) Credit: AP

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Derrick Mason sometimes takes a look at the talent surrounding him and is amazed at just how good the Jets' offense can be.

The veteran wide receiver sees the myriad weapons the Jets have assembled and believes there's no reason they shouldn't boast one of the NFL's top offenses when things are totaled up in January. In fact, Mason agrees with Plaxico Burress, thinking the Jets should post 28-30 points per game.

"Yeah, if we are used correctly," Mason said Tuesday. "I believe we have the talent, so we've just got to find out how to use guys, and how to figure out how to put the playmakers on the field. When you look around and you know you have established guys, guys that are capable of making plays, that's when you start to think and you start to realize that, 'You know what? We should be in the top two or three in scoring in this league, if not No. 1.' But you can't score 30 points on potential and promise."

With Mason and Burress teaming with Santonio Holmes to form a formidable trio -- not to mention the addition of rookie Jeremy Kerley -- the Jets are stacked at wideout. Add that to a quartet of running backs spearheaded by Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson, an emerging matchup nightmare of a tight end in Dustin Keller and a blossoming quarterback in Mark Sanchez, and it has Tomlinson cosigning with the 28-30 points per game mantra.

"Yeah, most definitely we can. That's our goal," he said. "It's always been our goal to score 28 points a game and I don't see why we can't do that. We have all the right pieces in place -- a great offensive line, really good receivers and really good backs, a good quarterback. That should be minimal for us, 28 points."

Mason, though, was quick to point out one big qualifier.

"Everybody has to stay healthy," he said. "Now hopefully this game [Saturday], we're finally able to get everybody on the field at the same time and see what it looks like. There's a lot of promise and a lot of potential, but you don't win games on promise and potential. You have to figure out a way to make sure we use what we have to score 30 points.

"So the quicker we find that out, the better we are going to be."

They'll get one of their major pieces back now that Greene has returned from his skin infection. The third-year running back practiced for the first time since last Wednesday, and pronounced himself healed and ready to hit the field in the preseason matchup against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

"It just comes down to basically executing," Greene said. "If we do that, we've got the personnel that a lot of people are going to have trouble with. So as long as we execute, we should be good."

Good enough that Mason hopes the Jets can draw comparisons to an offense like the 2005-06 Colts.

"I always look back to Indianapolis, when they had Marvin [Harrison] and Reggie [Wayne], [Brandon] Stokley, and Dallas Clark, and Edgerrin James in the backfield, and Peyton Manning as the quarterback," Mason said. "That was promising and potential and they made due on it. Because of all those guys, they were able to score 30 points a game and I think we have that type of a caliber of talent.

"Not to say that we are better than them, but I think because of our experience, the guys that are versatile in what we are able to do, I think we have that type of personnel to go out there and score 30 points."

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