November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) against the Atlanta Falcons prior to kickoff of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Five Reasons to be Excited About the 2013 New York Jets: #4

We are back, continuing the positive countdown. Well, it’s not really a countdown, since we are presenting these reasons in random order, but you know what I mean. As we finish up these final few days before training camp opens, we are listing five reasons to be excited about the upcoming season.

In case you missed it, number five was Marty Mornhinweg.  You probably can figure out the number four reason that is coming by looking at the picture to the right, but I am going to tell you anyway.  The number four reason to be excited about the 2013 New York Jets is…………


For a long time, I was a fan of Shonn Greene.  I liked how he performed as a secondary back with Thomas Jones, and later with LaDainian Tomlinson.  Then, as the lead back, I was impressed with the fact that Shonn was able to run for 1,000 yards, despite the fact that the team was 6-10.

However, the more you watch Shonn Greene, the more you can see why he didn’t work out.  He never ran with attitude.  He became “three yards and a cloud of dust” Greene.  You want your lead running back to run like he is taking his team on his back.  You want his running to say, “Follow me, we are going to win this football game, on my back.”  Greene’s running never portrayed that type of attitude.

Enter Chris Ivory.  Here is a guy that the fan base has wanted around for a long time now, and when you watch him run it’s easy to understand why.  He runs like he is mad at the grass.  His running style is violent, and punishes the team that is trying to stop him.

Although he has spent his time as a third string running back in New Orleans, he has shown the benefit if his running style.  How often do we see a guy with an average for his career of over 5 yards per carry?  Not that often, but you do with Chris Ivory, who averages 5.1 yards per rush for his career.  This just in….that’s good folks.

Unfortunately, however, his style has it’s downside.  Ivory has had several injuries during his career to date, which has hampered his ability to jump up the depth chart.  Now in New York, he will be the favorite to be the lead back.  If he can stay healthy, he will excite us all come this fall.

I leave you watching Chris Ivory doing his work:

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  • matr dontelli iii

    they call the jets a circus yet new orleans let this guy go for a fourth round pick! on his better runs he makes the defenders look like randomly moving cones in an agility drill. this is gonna be sweet watching this guy run. how many weeks ’til week one? i can’t wait!

    • TheJetPress

      I can’t wait either Matr. As long as he can stay healthy, we have a great show on our hands.

  • Angel

    Cause the Saints have crazy depth at running back. Chris Ivory has injury concerns and was an undrafted free agent, they got a 4th rd pick for em. Also, Jets are depending on Mike Goodson. Jets are still a circus.

    • ricdram

      I caught Angel talking Shit on a
      Rams blog. I didn’t know he was
      a Raider fan but I do know he is a
      Troll. His comments lead me to
      believe that he has nothing to
      offer humanity. The term ” Talk
      to the Hand ” was created for
      snoids exactly like him.

      • matr dontelli iii

        when i see a troll i usually check his disques history to see what he’s about. his had homophobic rants among other moronic stuff, including mentioning being a raider fan. a raider fan! rather than post to his post i created a separate post hoping not to encourage him to stick around. depending on how he sets up his disques account he may get a notice in his inbox. these guys are like little children. they stumble in, dribble some nonsense then go away as long as you ignore them.

  • matr dontelli iii

    holy crap! the apocalypse is upon us! now we have raider fans mocking us. RAIDER FANS!!! the guys who hired sparano! the guys who make mr. t. look like a shrewd gm. the raiders are so bad they get royalties when someone else finishes in last place in their division! lemme know when the raiders have a winning season ok? then you can talk about someone else’s circus. first the cardinals, now the raiders. i’d like to see those two teams play. what a thriller that’d be. they could play on a fourty-yard field for four hours and nobody would score a touchdown. sheesh! the raiders! yay, i’m a raider fan. we were gud in the 20th century! i’ve got nothin better to do then troll a jet blog on a sunday afternoon! you can always tell a raider fan when you see a man and a woman together and she has a black eye! What does it mean when you have a beautiful Sunday in Oakland? ->->->->->->->->->->->->-> bye week!

    • TheJetPress

      get em Matr!!

  • Paul Newbold

    Everyone is talking QB competition. My eyes are in the backfield! The fact that the Jets brought this many backs into camp (via trades, free agency, draft) seems to indicate they have some questions. They were high on Powell, though that seems to have faded. Goodson has legal problems, Ivory injury issues. McKnight has never really been used. I know if it all works out, they will have an improved run game, but if injury and the legal mess sidelines these guys…. Greene’s 1000yds might not look so bad. Best competition in camp I think…I know I’ll be tuned in! Go Jets!

    • TheJetPress

      I will be a great competition to watch, no doubt.

  • maafla1

    My hope is that Chris Ivory resembles Michael Turner. Not so much in gaining 1500 years or running style but as a player who, when given the opportunity to start, seizes the opportunity and becomes a star.

    • TheJetPress

      That would be a wonderful scenario.

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