Chris Ivory Wants New York Jets to Run More

Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) jumps over Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore (25) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Well, I was hoping that the Jets could go a full season without having someone put in their thoughts about the play calling. That lasted six games.

Chris Ivory may not be expressing direct frustration about his touches, but he does feel that the Jets should be running the ball more:

“It hasn’t been tough yet,” Ivory said. “I don’t feel like I’m sitting back waiting on my time. I just feel like we could run the ball more. We’re not doing that, but I think it will get better.”

Granted, the Jets did not run the ball a lot against Pittsburgh, 25th ranked in run defense. They ran the ball nine times in the first quarter, and 11 the rest of the way. But that doesn’t mean Chris needs to open his mouth.

First, Chris Ivory needs to concentrate on staying on the football field. As we know, this has been a problem for Chris throughout his career. He has had injury problems, all through his career, including 2013.

Secondly, just do your job, and earn your check. Leave the play calling to the coaching staff, and answer the bell when your number is called.

Do your job Chris. That’s it.

Topics: Chris Ivory, New York Jets

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  • Piazza31nyj

    He has a point. if the jets stuck to a ground attack in all three of their losses they would be at the least 4-2. When you play teams like Atlanta and Buffalo, yeah you throw downfield and call pass plays 60%. But when you play opportunistic or great pass defenses like the patriots steelers or titans you run run run until it doesn’t work.

    • Alan Schechter

      Fair points…hadn’t thought of it that way.

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