With training camp now just days away, Rich Cimini writes for ESPN NY that while the Jets running back position is in flux, but that the team expects big things out of Chris Ivory.
Who carries the rock? For the first time since 1994, the Jets are entering a season without a 1,000-yard rusher on the roster. Chris Ivory,Mike Goodson and Bilal Powell willIvory is just the sort early down running back that could excel in a Marty Morhinweg offense. His excellence as a stretch/zone runner is well documented and with the revamped line that the Jets will field in 2013, Ivory will be right at home. When it comes to the running game and to Ivory, I think it boils down to two things. First, can Ivory stay healthy? While there are concerns about his healthy, they might be overblown. Second, can whoever quarterbacks the Jets take some pressure off the backfield? If not, teams will be keying on the Jets run, and that will make things very difficult very quick
battle for playing time. The Jets think Ivory could be a top-10 back if he stays healthy.