No. 1 running back, but he figures he has a better chance to make an
impact here than he would have in New Orleans.
"I think it does give me a better opportunity," Ivory said. "It was
just a tough situation over there. We all had our roles. It's just tough
to fit four backs in a system."
averaged 5.1 yards per carry in limited action during his three-year
career with the Saints. The 6-foot, 222-pound back is a physical
presence who could replace Shonn Greene as Marty Mornhinweg
installs his own offense in his first season as coordinator. The Jets
still have Bilal Powell, who got an even amount of reps at times last
and now it's a completely different system."
The knock on Ivory is that he isn't as good at catching the ball as he is
at bulldozing his way across the line of scrimmage.
Ivory, who was rarely targeted as a receiver in New Orleans, looks
forward to an opportunity to prove the doubters wrong.
"People say I can't catch," Ivory said. "But how many times have
these people seen me receive a pass out the backfield?"