Gailey: Ivory's Going to Get the Load

Posted Sep 10, 2015

Gailey, Rodgers & April Met with the Media on Thursday

Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has a great deal of confidence in Ryan Fitzpatrick, acknowledging today that he changed up the offensive scheme after the 11-year veteran took over the offensive controls in August.

“You change something, you adjust to strengths of players,” Gailey said. “That’s what you do. That’s part of our job is to make sure we put guys in position to do what they do well. Yes, you do adjust.”

The Jets don’t have much adjusting to do at the running back position. They have plenty of depth, but Chris Ivory will get the most touches.

“It’s hard for one guy to be a three down back for an entire season,” Gailey said. “I think you’ve got to get other guys ready and I think you have to play other guys. But we all know what Chris means to our football team. He’s going to get the load for sure.”

As far as kick returner candidates, the Green & White have options in Chris Owusu, Bilal Powell and Zac Stacy. If Owusu is active, he’ll likely get the call on Sunday.

“I would say the leading candidate right now is Chris Owusu,” said special teams coordinator Bobby April. “We’ll finalize that with Coach tomorrow. But there’s always his decision on who’s going to dress too.”

Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, who expects to be on the sideline Sunday, gave a scouting report on the Browns today.

They want to run the ball. Their running game set up their play action pass with those fast guys going down the field,” he said. “Then you look at the quarterback, (Josh) McCown, he gets the ball out. The thing that you keep watching him, he is so good when the play breaks down.”


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