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Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

Posted on: September 8, 2010 11:22 am
Posted by Will Brinson

If you weren't expecting the Jets to be less obnoxious the night of the "Hard Knocks" finale or slightly humbled as the season gets closer, well, you were wrong. You were also stupid -- as soon as they got Darrelle Revis back, it was obvious they were only going to get cockier.

But Antonio Cromartie has taken it to a new level, unless I'm somehow badly misconstruing the quote he dropped on Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News .

"We're the Miami Heat of football," cornerback Cromartie said.

Cro wasn't the only one smack-talking, either. (Note that we'll examine his statement below.)

"Some people may think if we took a step closer and just got there, that'd be enough," tight end Dustin Keller said. "But it's not at all. This team is basically Super Bowl or bust."

That's not TOO insane. Everyone should be "Super Bowl or bust" before the year in the NFL.

Mark Sanchez' decision to say "We're building a dream team," could be considered a little cooky though.

Okay, so you've heard the other crazy talk, but re: Cro and the Heat, is it a) ridiculous, b) incorrect, c) foolish or d) all of the above?

I'll go with "d" and here's why: for the Jets to be the "Miami Heat of football," they would need a top-three player in the NFL at three-fifths of the 22 positions on the field. Darrelle Revis gives them that at one position. Bart Scott perhaps. Santonio Holmes is a hell of a slot receiver, no question about it. Nick Mangold is an excellent center. Etc, etc.

 Look, I get that they're 1) chock full of big names, 2) riddled with tons of veterans chasing a ring, 3) one of the few favorites to win the championship even though people are really skeptical and 4) universally hated, but all of those things don't combine to overcome the fact that in comparison to the Heat, the Jets lack a significant amount of elite talent to really make a valid comparison.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 3:04 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

Wow quade - ur a dousche.

I liked the teams i was introduced too. I grew up in a cowboy/yankee household, so naturally those are the teams i took a liking to. If you looked at my profile you would see i also like the knicks/islanders. Still think im a front runner? Asshole, the knicks and islanders suck, and the cowboys werent always good - but i still called myself a fan and will always call myself a fan. I could care less what u think that makes me.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2010 6:17 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

This "Jets as loudmouth trash-talking braggarts" phenomenon is really incredible. As a Jets fan for life (40+ years) and someone who has lived his entire life in the NY area, I have to tell you all that right here, it's football as usual. Just another season where we are hoping for success for our local team. We have high hopes but, with the Jets' talent, we should. Are we expecting a Super Bowl win? No. We just want to win games and, if things go well, we want to be in the playoffs and win some more. Why is it that outside of the NY area, so many of you jerks are so upset? This is all about Hard Knocks and you girls feel threatened. Why don't you all sit back and watch some football? This will all play out and if I'm lucky, I'll finally get to watch my team have some success. My advice to the cry-babies is, get over your anger and your bitterness and let's all have some fun watching NFL football on Sundays. I've never heard such a bunch of pathetic, defensive, insecure whining before in my life! "Hey, Mommy, a boy on the playground said he was gonna beat me up!" Mommy asks, "Well, did he do it?" " Um, says the little crybaby, "No."  So Mommy says, "Get back to me when he does...and, by the way, get me a beer." J-E-T-S, BABY!!!

Since: Sep 9, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2010 5:22 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

Is the most funny thing I hear!!!. Did you realize that Jets is a Looser team? History don't lie!. Jets ALWAYS and forever will be a loosers! This condition won't change only because have a couch that love to talk garbage!...Sorry.

Since: Aug 12, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2010 2:15 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

To make a comment like that before the regular season is kinda over the top and there was no thought process to boot!

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2010 1:43 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

Maybe they should start talking smack when they, you know, actually get an offense.

Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2010 12:52 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

Don't forget the black and orange bow too! They're so pathetic its not even funny anymore, I feel pitty at this point.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 12:34 pm

Cromartie: Jets 'are the Miami Heat of football'

The Saints have been around for just as long as the Jets, and have never won a SB until last year. Would you like to guess what their record or season before was like? Since you seem to be uneducated on the topic at hand, I will tell you. They were 8-8. Maybe you should get over yourself.
ganggreenmag, There is one major significant flaw in your logic.

The Saints have a great quarterback, Drew Brees, who is one of the best in the NFL.

Maybe you should get over yourself.

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