Chris Ivory's status with New Orleans Saints gaining attention

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August 9, 2011; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) during training camp practice at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

What was thought to be a dream at the beginning of the season with having a loaded backfield for the New Orleans Saints has turned into a nightmare of an apparently crowded one and everyone is starting to take notice.

New Orleans Saints fans were the first to see something odd when once celebrated rookie running back Chris Ivory was becoming an afterthought when it came to be active for a game, much less the field.

Theories have been kicked around as to why such as it was interim head coach Aaron Kromer just trying to stick with the known backs of Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, and Mark Ingram to Ivory’s poor performance in pass protection and fumble issues during preseason and training camp.

Whatever the case is, Ivory has only been active for one game and never saw one offensive snap.  While fans maybe frustrated, Ivory has gone public with his as well since the start of the season.

He first hinted to it with Times-Picayune/ Saints beat writer Larry Holder and then recently went on local radio station WWL 870 AM to speak about it as well.  Even has gotten in on the action showcasing the story.

Ivory told reporter Kristian Garic that he was “frustrated” and really didn’t have an answer as to why he’s not playing because the team isn’t communicating their thoughts to him.

Ivory gave no comment when asked if he’ll request a trade, but he didn’t have to.  Conventional wisdom says that that is where this could end at as the trade deadline in the NFL looms close.

Of course, the Saints would be lucky to get a lower round pick for Ivory since he hasn’t played at all this season and the Saints have nothing to really bargain with.

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  • James Iwishihadbreescash Morse

    …Ivory BETTER play this Sunday night! ***WHO-DAT’?!!!***

    • Larry James

      They need to play him Mark Ingram haven’t did anything great in his run yet. Ivory is a better player than Ingram, and Ivory run harder.

      • octavia a henry

        I Agree”

        • octavia a henry

          They need a change they can play Cadet. He is a clone of of Ivory

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  • octavia a henry

    Ivory is the better runner, but he fumbles a lot and he need to be able to past protect for Brees.

    • Larry James

      They still need to play Chris Ivory he been on the bench from the beginning of regular season. I think he has learn his job the bench will make them are break them. I believe Ivory will play some ball now he not a player that always fumble the ball. Plus he’s a hard runner turn him a loss, and put Mark Ingram on the bench for a while this will bring a change because the Saints give up to much for Ingram to be playing like he are. Thomas running harder than Ingram, when you see the way Ray Rice run for the Ravens this is the way Ingram suppose to run the same way he ran in college no excuse.

      • octavia a henry

        I agree, he will get some playing time now. I don’t care who you put back there if the offensive line is not opening any wholes it’s going to be hard for any running back, the offensive line have to run block point blank.

        • Larry James

          I agree I think they will get better they starting I speak. I need for them to run 12 straight games.