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Kristian: Frustrated Ivory may be heading for a trade

Kristian@wwl.com -  Saints running back Chris Ivory told me after Wednesday's practice that he's not happy with cooling his heels on the sidelines.
"Deep down, I would have to say, yes, I'm frustrated," Ivory told me.  "It's a little frustrating to just kind of sit back.  I just feel like my worth is more than that, than just, you know, sitting back on the side."
The Black and Gold rank near the bottom of the league in rushing yards per game.  Not too long ago, Ivory led the league in yards after contact.  A lot of people, me included, think that he could be breaking some tackles and giving the offense some juice.
"Well, that's out of my hands...but at this point, you know, in the season, I do feel that I should be on the field, you know," Ivory said.  "But I'm not playing, they're not putting me out there, so I guess I'm going have to continue to try to be patient to try to see, you know, how things go from here."
He told me the Saints coaches haven't said why he's not getting playing time on the field.
"No, I don't really get too much communication from them, they don't communicate with me.  But, that's where I stand, just waiting and being patient.  And I do understand the deadline of this trade is at the end of this month...we'll see what happens."
When asked if he would request a trade, Ivory replied, "No comment."   
So, why isn't he playing?  Well, the only thing that makes sense to me is that the team is not playing him because they DO plan on trading him.
I mean, there's no upside for the Saints in playing him now if they plan to trade him before the deadline at the end of the month.  If they play him and he gets hurt, his value as a trade plummets.  If he plays and has an outstanding game, and then they still trade him, the fans would go crazy.
No one knows for sure why he's not playing...but remember, there are FIVE running backs on this roster.   You can't carry five forever.  Something's going to give, and I think we may see Ivory playing for someone else the first week of November.

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10/24/2012 6:01PM
Kristian: Frustrated Ivory may be heading for a trade
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10/24/2012 7:47PM
Ingram isn't producing..
Kristian, this is absurd. The guy is obviously a proven workhorse and yet we continue to see Ingram go into the game, get two yards at best and return to the sideline. I'm not hating on Ingram, but he is simply not carrying his weight consideringall of the hype he came here with. I've been looking for Ivory since week one and now I know why we haven't seen him. Very disappointed.
10/24/2012 9:13PM
Ivory is a BULL!
Hope he isn't traded to someone we will face later. Our D would be crushed (wait, that's happening already). Never mind.
10/24/2012 9:50PM
So Sad
Chris ivory is a great player and it is a shame that the Saints are not utilizing him. If I was Chris I would ask to go anywhere I would be respected. Goodbye Saints!
10/24/2012 10:03PM
He doesn't play because he fumbles to much and can't stay healthy. Trade him and bring Greg C back
10/24/2012 10:09PM
Who Dat
Ivory for Tebow.... Jimmy Grahams backup and backup fullback
10/25/2012 1:06AM
Fumble ruskie
Ivory has been known to fumble in practice and in the one preseason game they used him in he fumbled twice. Fans that are calling for him would soon want his head if he were to fumble in a close game and cost us a victory. Coaches can't trust him with ball control and that is why he's not on the field. Keep him off, so any possible trade team won't see the fumbles and bring in some help for defense.
10/25/2012 7:05AM
D needs help
Why not sign Anthony Hargrove? He's available cheap, he's familiar with most of our defensive players, and it would be a show of solidarity. Our defense needs all the help it can get.
10/26/2012 4:25PM
Ivory couldn't hurt
People need to get off the fumble thing. The very best running back fumble. Look Adrian Peterson??? He deserves a shot. Ingram sure ain't the answer. Heck, trade HIM!
10/28/2012 12:45PM
He's played so hard for us in the past!
The thing I remember most about Ivory, when he did get on the field, was that he always gave 100% and never gave up! Give the guy and chance and get him back on the field, he deserves that at the very least! I wouldn't blame him at all if he wants to be traded but what I would say is, be careful who we trade him too or we could live to regret it if we end up playing against him, especially with our defense!!!!!
11/01/2012 2:38PM
Go to Bobby's house
He needs to go over to Bobby Hebert's house and get a bowl of gumbo and let Bobby rub his head and make him feel better.
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