Inside the Morninweg Playbook: Chris Ivory for 17: Week 12


Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday morning, so it is time once again to go “Inside the Mornhinweg Playbook”. For the last several weeks, we have been breaking down one play from each Jets’ game, on offense, and examining it. How did it work? Who might had the part of the play that sprung it down the field for a big gain.

This week, we are looking at the week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Although the offense was as anemic as always, the defense played this way that day, and kept the Jets in it until late.

Tonight’s play we are going to review is a play involving Geno Smith and Chris Ivory for 17 yards

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You see the setup above.  Smith is under center , and Chris Ivory was the one they are confident in, so they have him lined up off to the right.  As the arrow indicates,  Josh Cribbs goes in motion from right to left, including crossing in front of Heyward, almost as if he is going to be getting the ball himself.

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Geno Smith has already given the rock to Chris Ivory, who is talking the ball off of the left side. Geno is also laying down a nice ball fake,

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As Ivory gets through the line, he hits the second level. There is the wall of blockers to his right, so he makes the cut to the left.  Then Ivory’s speed takes over as his “running like he’s mad at the grass”, campaign, has begun.  He comes out ahead of everyone.

17 yards down the field later, it’s first down for the New York Jets. Believe it or not, they actually posted one or two of those first down things, even though they were blown up.

But you see, even when it wasn’t going as well as we would have liked, Marty still was able to get some plays out on the field that worked, and worked well. With more talent in 2014, that should be a lock to happen more often.

We can only hope.
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