People should not be surprised by this speed Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – When Chris Ivory breaks off a long run, people are often surprised by his speed.

In the Jets’ preseason win over Atlanta last Friday, Ivory had a 33-yard touchdown run.

Last September, in a Jets win over Oakland, he had a 71-yard touchdown scamper.

When he does these things, observers shouldn’t be surprised.

Yes, he is a big, bruising back at 6-0, 222, but he also has very good wheels.

He ran a 4.49 forty at the 2011 combine.

So he’s more than just an in-between-the-tackles runner.

He also has the speed to take it the distance at any time.

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