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Jets want to give Chris Ivory plenty of goal-line chances


The Jets are confident — as they are with all things — that Chris Johnson will get plenty of touches and gain plenty of yards.

But he might lose some chances near the goal line to Chris Ivory, for what running backs coach Anthony Lynn said was good reason.

Lynn called Ivory “the best power runner in the game,” which means Rex Ryan might not win the annual award for hyperbole.

“If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be on the goal line, obviously,” Lynn said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “Sometimes in those situations you have an extra defender that you can’t block, and you need a back that can take him on.”

All exaggerations aside, Ivory has proven himself a tough runner in the past, specifically as a guy who doesn’t go down on first contact.

“Some guys have that unique ability to get skinny in a hole, find a soft spot,” Lynn said of short-yardage backs. “It’s not necessarily a power back.”

So while some might prefer an Adrian Peterson or a Marshawn Lynch, the Jets are going to give Ivory plenty of chances at the goal line, it seems.

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35 Responses to “Jets want to give Chris Ivory plenty of goal-line chances”
  1. In Teddy We Trust says: Jul 29, 2014 11:35 AM

    “Some guys have that unique ability to get skinny in a hole.”

    I don’t know this for sure, but I’ve heard that Carl Gerbschmidt has that ability.

  2. phiddysent says: Jul 29, 2014 11:43 AM

    That sorry excuse for an offense has to get to the goal line to get him those opportunities. We’ll see how often that happens.

  3. Getoffmylawn! says: Jul 29, 2014 11:43 AM

    But first they have to get to the goal line. I don’t anticipate too many Ivory rushing TD’s.

  4. yb1956 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:45 AM

    Is there a position the Jets are not the best at? That’s all I seem to read every day.

  5. barsfordays says: Jul 29, 2014 11:46 AM

    This dude is way too slow. Not even a good short yardage back. I play WR for my HS team and in my junior year i had 37-595-4 which aint All-Star, but next year ill be a senior and ready to dominate. My point? I can outplay Chris Ivory. 17 y.o. 4.41 40-yard dash, holla at me!

  6. brady2gronktd says: Jul 29, 2014 11:48 AM

    Whats it like to sign players (Tebow,CJ-3,ed reed) just to get on ESPN for a minute or two? You know your team sucks when your ownership/front office acts more like a media mogul than a team manager. Jersey sales offset all the losing. Jets you really should be owned by Jeeruh, that would be headline worthy stuff. By the way Im pretty sure CJ had – 3 yards the last time he played the Pats, and HE was at home!

    Chris Ivory is a damn good back though much rather see CJ any day!

  7. toybkshr says: Jul 29, 2014 11:53 AM

    Why not – Isn’t he the “Best in the NFL” like all the other Jests players?

  8. jetsclaps says: Jul 29, 2014 11:54 AM

    Why the sarcastic last paragraph? It implies the Jets would prefer to have Ivory over AP or Lynch when that was never said. I assume you were trying to be funny or rally the Jets haters in the comments section but it just comes off as lazy writing and a low blow.

  9. RegisHawk says: Jul 29, 2014 11:55 AM

    Jets want to give Chris Ivory plenty of goal-line chances

    Guess they can put him by the goal line in practice…don’t think he’ll see much of it in regulation.

  10. bergencountyjc says: Jul 29, 2014 11:58 AM

    He’d have better luck at goal-line chances playing as a forward for the NY Redbulls

  11. gbrown23 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:58 AM

    Jets haters unite! You have more out of context quotes to bash the Jets for!

  12. smartanis says: Jul 29, 2014 12:08 PM

    I’d say that this is usable information for my fantasy team, but that presumes that the Jets will see a goal line other than their own…

  13. wrathofgodzilla says: Jul 29, 2014 12:08 PM

    The last paragraph was due to the claim that he’s “the best power runner in the game.” Which is ridiculous. Because Marshawn and Adrian make him look pretty mediocre.

  14. agcooney108 says: Jul 29, 2014 12:15 PM

    actually godzilla, ivory was better than both of them in YAC last year. do the homework

  15. ampats says: Jul 29, 2014 12:22 PM

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  16. chad504boy says: Jul 29, 2014 12:22 PM

    Ivory is a tank and runs like a rhino. Love that guy. Wish he stayed in new orleans and ingram was sent packing.

  17. tjacks7 says: Jul 29, 2014 12:31 PM

    Probably a better idea than watching top 5 QB Geno toss picks in the end zone.

  18. db1141 says: Jul 29, 2014 12:31 PM

    Actually agcooney108 ivory was 2 spots better in yards after contact to the outside than Peterson, but Peterson was many spots higher on runs to the inside. Also Peterson has twice the carries in all game situations making it harder to maintain that high average.

  19. 34defense2014 says: Jul 29, 2014 12:38 PM

    How is Marshawn the best? He’s not playing!! lol lol unreal

  20. 6ball says: Jul 29, 2014 12:39 PM

    “best coach ” – Rex Ryan
    ” best DB ” – Dee Milinar
    “best defense ” – Calvin Pace
    “best short yardage RB ” – H. Ivory

    I pity the fools who play in the AFC East .

  21. nowillrepeat says: Jul 29, 2014 12:43 PM

    He just needs an opportunity (and to stay healthy)

  22. RexCanCoach says: Jul 29, 2014 12:56 PM

    All I know is that Chris Ivory ran the ball down the Patriots throats in week #6 for over 100 yards last year leading the way to a Jet victory. Works for me.

  23. rahavort says: Jul 29, 2014 1:07 PM

    Have to get to the goal line first don’t forget

  24. weepingjebus says: Jul 29, 2014 1:18 PM

    I think you mean that week 7 game where the Jets won in overtime on a re-kick after a dubious penalty based on a new rule change. Ivory had 104 yards on 34 carries, for a blistering 3 YPC average. Oh, and this was with Wilfork out for the season. I know Rex loves to bloviate, but it’s alarming when it infects the fans.

  25. notthetroll says: Jul 29, 2014 1:25 PM

    According to the Jets, they have the best everything in the league. Someone needs to remind the rest of us that they haven’t lost a game in 5 years.

  26. ejheim62 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:37 PM

    so after reading this, there won’t be ANY Jets running back drafted for my fantasy football team…..these timeshares SUCK.

  27. jmorales07 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:43 PM

    Keep Repeating Whatever Espn is saying folks.. You are fools if you do not think the Jets will be better offensively. And nobody said we were the best. Geno said he’s doing exactly what the great Qbs did to prepare and it should make him a top 5 Qb. Milliner said he will never say anyone is better then him. So please guys, come up with your own stuff and stop repeating everything you hear. Haters lol

  28. cpitch12 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:52 PM

    Jets are talking again…… fitting…..

  29. cpitch12 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:52 PM

    the Jets are talking again…… fitting

  30. genericcommenter says: Jul 29, 2014 1:54 PM

    Remember when LenDale White scored 15 TDs in 1 year?

    Johnson was losing goal-line touches to a guy who needed a bra. It would n no surprise if an aging Johnson loses touches to Ivory.

  31. whatjusthapped says: Jul 29, 2014 1:57 PM

    Let all the Jets talk now in the pre-season, once the regular season hits the half way mark, the Jets will be irrelevant again and nobody wants to hear how great they are when you are sitting in 2nd or 3rd place.

  32. jmorales07 says: Jul 29, 2014 2:01 PM

    Fools.. All of you… with a rookie Qb, no recievers, and question marks all over the Defense, we finished 8-8. The Kid has a much better understanding of the offense and has a couple new weapons. and the Defense is looking awesome.. so again, other then repeating whatever Espn says, What am i missing here??

  33. phiddysent says: Jul 29, 2014 2:16 PM

    Lots of Jets fans on here with their “thumbs down” votes on logical statements.

  34. RexCanCoach says: Jul 29, 2014 2:34 PM

    …or it could be the very beginning of frustration starting to set into Patriot fans as the streak reaches 10 years now.

    You know what is really sad? Not Geno, but Tom Brady looking more shellshocked behind center every passing year…

  35. catquick says: Jul 29, 2014 7:40 PM

    Why does the Jets coach have a tattoo of the Eagles QB on his heinder?

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