Monday, December 9, 2013

Colon says Jets feed off of Ivory's swagger


Chris Ivory runs hard and with attitude. His teammates have taken notice.

Ivory is averaging 5.7 yards a carry over his past five games, with most of those yards of the tough variety. Ivory isn't much for running around defenders. He'd rather run through them.

"Chris gives 110 percent in everything he does," Jets guard Willie Colon said after the Jets' victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday, via "We believe in him. When he gets going, he gives us momentum. He's huge for us.

His confidence, his swagger, we feed off of it."

The veteran tailback's rushing style and impact was on full display against the Raiders, most notably on a game-sealing 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

After taking the handoff from quarterback Geno Smith, Ivory broke an initial tackle attempt, cut around a defender, bounced off of another and forced himself through one more Raider on his way to the end zone.

"He did a great job of bringing it home for us," Colon said.

Ivory's physicality was evident early in the game, as well, when he blew up linebacker Sio Moore on a pass block. Moore took some time to get up and dragged himself to the sideline before returning later in the game.

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