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WhoDat!656 07-17-2013 11:00 AM

Ivory Set for Green Light
 
I still wish we had kept Ivory and traded Ingram.
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You can only imagine the way Jets running back Chris Ivory feels right now. After the 6’0”, 222-pounder was acquired in a draft weekend trade with the New Orleans Saints, he wasn’t permitted to hit anyone throughout 10 OTAs and a three-day minicamp.

But contact will be encouraged next week at SUNY Cortland as the Jets will unleash their new-look run game and a capable RB stable at training camp.

“I like to vertical,” Ivory said this spring. “Not too many cuts — just one or two moves and I want to get straight up the field. I’m real physical and I think that is something that I bring to the game is my physicality.”

Ivory, who has a career-average of 5.1 yards a carry, could only do so much during the spring practices. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg viewed the offseason sessions as “passing camps” because linemen were required to stay on their feet and there were no bruising runs.

“Ivory is not going to shine until you put the pads on. He is a physical style back,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “So we’re really not going to see what he’s all about until we really start putting the ball under his arm and letting him run.”

In 24 career games with the Saints, Ivory averaged 10.7 rush attempts. Stuck down on the depth chart and limited to just 12 contests the past two seasons, Ivory believes he has an opportunity for a career-breakthrough with the Green & White.

“As long as I get out there and do all the things I know I can do,” he said. “As long as I’m given the opportunities to carry the ball — 10 carries a game — I believe in myself, and I believe I can make some great things happen


Ivory Set for Green Light

ProMallNinja 07-17-2013 01:32 PM

Re: Ivory Set for Green Light
 
I wish all the best for Chris....except when he plays against us, of course. :-) I've always like the kid though. I wish him good health and lots of carries.

dizzle88 07-17-2013 01:47 PM

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He will be healthy for 3-5 games and pull a hammy

I'd rather have a healthy reliable Ingram than Ivory that can be spectacular but only for a couple games

Danno 07-17-2013 03:40 PM

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We kept the right RB.

Mardigras9 07-17-2013 04:03 PM

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It will be interesting to see if he is still in the line-up when we face them Nov 3. His physical running style was great as they used him here, but as a premier back, not sure he can keep that up every game.

Danno 07-17-2013 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mardigras9 (Post 511510)
It will be interesting to see if he is still in the line-up when we face them Nov 3. His physical running style was great as they used him here, but as a premier back, not sure he can keep that up every game.

True, even as a part time player he was constantly injured.

But being an old time Saints fan for 40 years it wouldn't surprise me if he ended up playing the next 5 years injury free while Ingram blows his knee out on a walk thru.

Sometimes that pessimism just haunts me.

TheOak 07-18-2013 08:10 AM

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He will go down once at camp/preseason and at least once during the regular season.... He always has.

halloween 65 07-18-2013 02:36 PM

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He might have a conditioning coach that understands what he needs and does well. It would stink if he was a 1500+ a year back for 5 or more years. Hopefully Robinson runs the way Ivory could.

TheOak 07-18-2013 02:56 PM

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If he is not.. then we know what Ivory is... If he is.. Ive been saying for a few years we have issues with out strength and conditioning coaches.

K Major 07-18-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 511580)
He will go down once at camp/preseason and at least once during the regular season.... He always has.

No doubt ... it was either a sports hernia, foot or IR. The Jets will soon find out that Chris simply can't stay healthy and out of the tub.


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