Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 1. WHAT TOOK SO LONG? The Who Dat Nation was right. Saints tailback Chris Ivory should've been on the field a long time ago. After toiling on the bench for the first seven games of the season, the third-year tailback ...

Like Tree2Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
Threaded by papz
Retired
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,553

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

1. WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

The Who Dat Nation was right. Saints tailback Chris Ivory should've been on the field a long time ago. After toiling on the bench for the first seven games of the season, the third-year tailback had his second straight breakout performance Sunday - including a sensational 56-yard touchdown run. He beat two guys with his speed, another with a sharp cut and a third guy with a stiff-arm while sending the Mercedes-Benz Superdome crowd into a frenzy.

And those fans deserved it, because a great number of them had been clamoring for Ivory to get on the field weeks before the Saints finally gave him his shot. And, hey, I'll admit that I didn't take up the "Free Ivory" cause, either. I always agreed that Ivory deserved an opportunity, especially since the run game had been so inadequate. But I never truly believed that he would be able to light such a spark. I figured he would struggle to find holes the same way that Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles had.

In truth, Ivory did benefit from coming along at the right time. Saints run game coordinator Aaron Kromer has done an excellent job of designing more effective runs to get all of his tailbacks into more open spaces. And Ingram has also had his two best games of the season these past two weeks. But there is no denying that Ivory brings a special kind of burst that helped set the tone in each of the Saints' past two victories.

2. WHITE STEPS UP

The coaching staff does deserve credit for its patience with rookie cornerback Corey White, however, despite some of those same outcries from the fan base to sit him after his early struggles. White had his best performance with an outstanding over-the-shoulder interception on a deep ball in the third quarter and two other nice pass break-ups. Starting cornerback Patrick Robinson also had a much steadier performance than usual Sunday. If those guys can continue to improve, the defense will be in much better shape down the stretch.

3. OVERCOMING BAD START

The Saints were down 10-0 early Sunday, thanks in part to an interception by quarterback Drew Brees on their first offensive play. But they obviously didn't get themselves too worked up about it, since they came back for a 14-10 lead less than two minutes into the second quarter.

That's been a trend for the Saints in recent weeks - for better and for worse. They were also down 14-0 and 21-7 in their Week 7 victory at Tampa Bay before taking a 28-21 lead before halftime. They were down 7-0 and 24-14 in Week 5 against San Diego before coming back to win 31-24. And they were down 21-7 in Week 4 at Green Bay before taking a 27-21 lead that they ultimately lost.

Read more: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	white.JPG
Views:	0
Size:	47.3 KB
ID:	5642  

Views: 2072
Latest Blogs
2015 Saints Bye Week Draft Last Blog: 10-16-2014 By: hagan714


"IRONY" Last Blog: 10-01-2014 By: teddybarexxx


Sainity Zone 9-30-14 Hail Last Blog: 09-30-2014 By: xan


Old 11-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,540
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

Ivory is a difference maker. Hope White is healthy. Should have an extra week to get well.
Cruize is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bayou Bayfield CO
Posts: 2,873
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

I'm thinking his resting on the bench was a good thing. Maybe it'll be much later in this season before he gets chewed up this year. Damn is he fun to watch or what?
Seer1 is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 2,248
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

Loved the quote from Vitt before the game

"An undefeated divisional opponent in OUR house! These are the weeks you live for, these are the weeks you will never forget." - Vitt

And Lofton's after the game.

"The team that was out on the field today was the reason why I came to the Saints," - Lofton
Utah_Saint is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #5
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,721
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

White looks like the bulb come on, excellent play from him, Robinson looked good also., but to me Harpers cover skills looked real good, Greer kind of had a bad game but made up in the end, Jenkins, lost as always I wish we could get a FS, pleaSE. Oh yea, Ivory is da man!!
halloween 65 is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

1&2 purely coaching issues... Ivory should have been in from the start and the D-backs should have been playing the ball from the start.
TheOak is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alexandria, La
Posts: 7,609
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

It looks like the secondary is finally getting comfortable playing the zone coverage and the defensive line is starting to get front 4 pressure to help them out.

and who knew that Ivory playing would make Ingram that much better... I wonder what happens when/if Sproles comes back this year.
Rell&Gold likes this.
|Mitch| is online now  
Old 11-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #8
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NOLA
Posts: 1,628
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

This is all because Kromer is focused on the o line and run game. Again, eff you Goodell, your over zealous punishments on the Saints continue to show themselves.
The Dude likes this.
73Saint is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #9
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

Its the effect of Vitt being back.. Not a direct effect but tertiary... Collateral improvements.
TheOak is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Gonzales, LA
Posts: 1,738
Re: Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory

Ivory's run yesterday was a thing of beauty.

Whatever the circumstances, told-you-so's, etc. about why he hasn't been on the field before, It's good to see him on the field now.
mutineer10 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/52794-chris-ivory-proves-fans-right-10-more-observations-new-orleans-saints-victory.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 11-12-2012 03:04 PM 2
Chris Ivory proves fans right: 10 more observations from New Orleans Saints victory This thread Refback 11-12-2012 10:12 AM 2
The Latest Chris Ivory News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 11-12-2012 07:35 AM 3


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts