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Inside the Mornhinweg Playbook: Chris Ivory Cuts Back for 32: Week 13


Dec 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory runs against the Cleveland Browns during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the draft is in the rearview mirror, we can take a break from the analysis of all things draft. Normally we run this in the morning, but to recap the picks this morning, we move our weekly Marty Mornhinweg column to the afternoon.

Over the last several weeks, we have been looking back at the 2013 offense, and selecting a successful play from each week, breaking it down. Then we take a look at the execution of the play, to show the world why we would be happy to see it more often in 2014.

This week, we go back to week 13 and breakdown a huge run by Chris Ivory, while the game was still in doubt. It was the second half of a game that was still close, with the Jets within two scores. Here is the setup:

Here goes….Geno Smith is lined up in the shotgun, with Ivory right next to him. For all intends and purposes, it looks pretty much like a straightforward run off of the right side. But, it’s not. Let’s move ahead.

So far, so good. Chris Ivory is starting to fill through the hole that has naturally come open due to strongly executed blocking.

Ivory is met head on by the defender circled in black. But, the problem for the Dolphins was the inability to wrap up the ball carrier. It entitles Ivory to go in the complete opposite direction.

32 yards down the road, it is another Jets’ first down.

Sometimes it takes just one move to make a play look very, very good.