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NY Jets – Chris Ivory

The New York Jets started off week 1 with a big win over Cleveland and much of it came from runningback number 33, Chris Ivory. We have all seen his powerful running style and no-quit attitude when he hits first contact, but not images-2we are seeing all that work come to roost. This year’s offense is a case study in best traits; QB Fitzpatrick has the Harvard educated brain, WR Marshall has the enormous wingspan, WR Decker’s instincts downfield are second to none and Ivory’s lack of self preservation is the straw that breaks the defense’s back. Chris has made his presence known by defensemen once he makes contact with them. After getting hit hard by a running back like Ivory, defensive players think twice before hitting him again.

Ivory is 6’2 and 222 lbs of anger running down the field. This helped him to run for 91 yards and two touchdowns vs the Browns this past weekend, 64 of those yards after first contact. This is the type of back that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey can, and did build a game plan around. He used the run to set up the pass and vice versa, but it all starts with a high yard-per-carry from Ivory.

The term “work horse” has started to get thrown around the film room lately to describe Ivory. The team watched as his bruising effect on the defense slowly wore the Browns down similar to body shots in a heavyweight boxing fight. The humble back will not be complaining to the press how he is not getting his touches either.

For years Ivory has been waiting to prove his multi-dimensional talent as he spent years behind the lead back in New Orleans, and after his trade to the Jets, he did not get many carries with marty Mornhinweg calling the plays. Chris can run hard, catch the ball well, and be a reliable health asset. Hopefully this season will prove to be a breakout year with 1,500 yards on the ground as the Jets impress!


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3 Most Improves Receiving Corps: NFL

Many teams are under a strong microscope as camp and preseason games loom over the NFL. With such dissection of early performance, there has been many proclamations to who has improved and gotten worse. The latest instance comes from NFL.com where they look at the most improves recieving corps across the league. Here are the most improved three units.

3) The New York JetsAri Kellen

Despite the latest drama in the locker room, the organization’s new coach and general manager have done a great job giving their starting quarterback a chance down the field. Last year the offense was akin to watching paint dry, in part due to QB play, but mostly from the lack of explosion in the receiving options. Brandon Marshall bring an instant spotlight to the field for any defense game-planning the Jets. His 5-time Pro Bowl resume demands attention no matter who is throwing him the ball. Eric Decker will return for his second year with the team bringing with him his excellent hands and field awareness. He is also well versed in playing beside a big receiver like Marshall, from his days in Denver with Demaryius Thomas. Look to the receiving numbers from this crew to be much improved from last year.

2) The Seattle Seahawks

Jimmy Graham joins the team with his enormous reach and red zone capability. He may very well be the main target for Russell Wilson when the ball is within their opponents 20 yard line. Standing at 6’7 he is a force to be reckoned with for any DB or Linebacker. The added attention in the middle of the field from safeties could open up the edges for Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse to break free for big gains this year. Rookie Tyler Lockett may also have an opportunity to make an impact after coming off a college career that had him as a two-time first teamer in the Big 12.

1)The Indianapolis Colts

Yes, the Colts were the top ranked passing offense last year, but that did not stop the front office from improving on their talent pool. This offseason they have added Andre Johnson, and Phillip Dorsett giving QB Andrew Luck more options than the rest of league would like to see every Sunday.


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Giants Fans, Take It Easy On Tom Coughlin

New York Giants have had their share of ups and downs this season, but sitting at 5-9 their playoff hopes are all but delusional. While the season wraps up soon, many are looking to the activity that will pick up after the last whistle is blown. Coach Tom Coughlin finds himself on the hot seat once again this year as the Giants have not performed up to the standard they set for themselves. While winning and losing seasons are always the responsibility of the guys in charge, Tom Coughlin might not be the one who is screwing the pooch.Ari kellen | Tom Coughlin

Lets look at what he has accomplished over his tenure as not only a NYG coach but a football coach in general. Coughlin got his coaching career started in the NFL being assistant to Bill Parcells, an admired pedigree in today’s coaching world. He helped that Giants team win Superbowl XXV. Ring number 1. He later went on to become the head coach of Boston College, where he began as an assistant earlier in life, being the offensive coordinator for Doug Flutie. Then as a head coach, this guy turned BC into the storied winner that they are attempting to regrasp today. The highlight of that stint was beating #1 ranked Notre Dame in ‘93. Not too shabby huh?

He then got the chance to be a head coach of an NFL team, the brand new Jacksonville Jaguars. He took them to an AFC championship after TWO years in existence. He later finished his tenure there with two AFC championship visits. The most successful NFL expansion team in league history.

2003 comes along and the New York Football Giants hire this guy they’re so eager to get rid of today. Since coming on 10 years ago, he has made the playoffs 5 times, thats 50% for you math buffs. Of those 5 visits to the post season, they won 2 Superbowls, 40% boys and girls. All along the way Giants fans have been screaming bloody murder about getting rid of him. Giants fans, take it easy, your last super bowl was 4 years ago. And look at it this way, at least your not the Jets.


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Jets Frustration

ARI KELLEN | REX RYAN

Being a New Yorker born and bred I have had the opportunity to see many-a-football game. Attending both the Jets and the Giants play at the Meadowlands and now Metlife stadium was always a pleasure until my frustration set in. Neither have had a great year and in total, New York sports have taken a turn for the worst. Today I would like to highlight the ridiculous dog and pony show that is the New York Jets. I am a true Jets fan, defined by the fact that when the Giants and Jets play, I’m wearing Gang Green. But I have not taken out my lone green jersey (Curtis Martin) in years from the sheer embarrassment they bring to me. This year I have found that I am not alone in my depression regarding the guys in green, this is highlighted by an enormous push to have GM John Idzik fired from his current position, check out ( http://firejohnidzik.com ). The guy has made awful moves regarding salary cap, draft choices, and trades. He is not alone on the hot seat as Rex Ryan, who is a genuinely good guy has failed to develop talent and win games. I will give it to him though, it is hard to be above .500 as a coach with an arm tied behind your back. Gang Green has been playing hard despite their abysmal record and nonexistent playoff hopes. They managed to squeak out a win over the equally bad Tennessee Titans this past week, which might put them out of reach of a number one draft choice. This is a GREAT thing. If we had that #1 pick, we would either pick up a rookie quarterback and poorly transition him to the league like we have done the past two starters, or we would trade down for an older vet and then pick up another disappointment. This all might sound a bit pessimistic but what do you expect after two decades of losing, getting close to winning, losing, so on and so forth. The keys to victory for next year? Clear house, and hire some capable front office folk, who can hire a capable coaching staff.