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Old 10-21-2015, 05:53 PM   #1
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The journey of Chris Ivory: Dismissed, discarded and, finally, celebrated

He was a revelation, leading the Saints in rushing as a rookie -- 716 yards and a 5.2 yards-per-carry average. His star burned out quickly, though, as injuries mounted in 2011 and 2012. He was buried on a crowded depth chart that included Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles. The Saints gave up on Ivory and traded him to the Jets for a fourth-round pick during the 2013 draft.

Once again, he was unable to finish.

"I don't know why they traded him," said a longtime personnel executive, speaking on condition of anonymity. "To me, he was the best back they had."

Jets RB Chris Ivory: Dismissed, discarded and, finally, celebrated - New York Jets Blog - ESPN
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Re: The journey of Chris Ivory: Dismissed, discarded and, finally, celebrated

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He was a revelation, leading the Saints in rushing as a rookie -- 716 yards and a 5.2 yards-per-carry average. His star burned out quickly, though, as injuries mounted in 2011 and 2012. He was buried on a crowded depth chart that included Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles. The Saints gave up on Ivory and traded him to the Jets for a fourth-round pick during the 2013 draft.

Once again, he was unable to finish.

"I don't know why they traded him," said a longtime personnel executive, speaking on condition of anonymity. "To me, he was the best back they had."
Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram disagree.
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Re: The journey of Chris Ivory: Dismissed, discarded and, finally, celebrated

Ivory is a beast. I would have kept him.
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Re: The journey of Chris Ivory: Dismissed, discarded and, finally, celebrated

Is that a 2013 article? No? Wonder why ...
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Re: The journey of Chris Ivory: Dismissed, discarded and, finally, celebrated

"I don't know why they traded him," said a longtime personnel executive, speaking on condition of anonymity. "To me, he was the best back they had."

Here's why. He was buried on a crowded depth chart that included Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles. That's why.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:07 PM   #6
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One of the greatest who could not stay on the field long enough to be one of the greatest. Not his fault. Man had some serious heart, some of those runs were just nasty, looked like the Predator with a football.
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History is repeating itself with k. Robinson
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:28 PM   #8
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One of the greatest
Huh? One of the greatest what?
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:14 AM   #9
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.. so, after the Jets-Pats game, how does Ivory's journey look like? LOL
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Huh? One of the greatest what?
A lot of players like that, just could not stay on the field. One of the greatest of the non greats. Brees could have been one of those players. Breaux, no telling where he would be right now if for not getting slowed down.
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