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Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:50 pm
 
A. Cromartie could be out of a New York uniform next season (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s been quite a month for Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. After an up and down season – in fairness, he was probably more ‘up’ than ‘down,’ but some of his ‘downs’ were really low, Cromartie called Patriots QB Tom Brady an a------ (hell, even Reggie Jackson suggested Cromartie pipe down after that comment).

Then, he blasted the NFL and the NFLPA about the labor dispute and the “no light at the end of the tunnel” progress they had made in negotiating a new CBA (hey, the man needs to get paid).

Then, Cromartie and Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck got into a mini-Twitter war in which Cromartie threatened to smash in Hasselbeck’s face.

So yeah, he’s been pretty classy.

And though it’s questionable whether any of the previous controversies will play a role in the Jets ultimate decision about Cromartie, the NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, via Pro Football Talk, reported tonight that New York likely will let the upcoming free agent walk away.

That’s because, Lombardi says, the Jets are more interested in retaining the services of WRs Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards rather than pay Cromartie a boatload of money.

Cromartie should be fine, though. He’s probably not a top-five cornerback in the NFL, but he certainly could be a team’s No. 1 cover guy. He fulfilled that role with New York when Darrelle Revis was out with injury, and for the most part, Cromartie performed admirably.

UPDATED: The New York Daily News reports that no decision has been made regarding Cromartie and that he's still a priority for the Jets.

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Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Goodbye Antonio Cromartie = Hello Nnamdi Asomugha




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Forget the controversy Cromartie causes off the field. After watching Cromartie for a season, the Jets now know what the Chargers did a year ago. Cromartie grabs some interceptions and has some nice kick returns, but he makes gambles in coverage that often result in getting beat by the receiver. In big time situations, Cromartie gets beat and the result is a big pass play or pass interference. It's nice for the Jets that they can point to the off the field antics as a reason not to re-sign him, but really I think that they just need a better guy to compliment Revis.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Wow - did you entirely skip over the part where I didn't agree with all of the smack talk?  I thought it would be safe to assume I didn't care for what the Jets players and Rex said, but I guess you needed that spelled out.  And if you're content with just rooting for your team to be the second best then that's fine, but the Jets and Steelers are in the same category this season just like 29 other teams... there is only one team who won.  If teams were measured on how many times they appeared then we'd all have different opinions of the Bills and Vikings.

P.S. - owl-weiner?  That's original.  Stupid, yet original.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

owl-weiner--diff between jets fans and steelers fan--we get to root for our team in the "big one" on a fairly consistent basis-- my advice; go listen to your coaches blatherings about how good you all are.  wasnt me boasting about winning 1st-2nd round games and regular season games.  Pitt fans usually dont have to recite our successes-- ny area fans are the ones good at that as infrequently as those occasions are.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Oh yeah and I forgot to mention he doesn't pay his child support. Just a year or two ago Antonio avoided warrants and court by having the Jets front him a half a million dollars to cover past due child support payments. A guy with millions can't even take care of his own kids. gimme a break. I'm not gonna hate on the Jets for fronting him the money because that money went to his kids but it does seem extra messed up that they would do that.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

This guy is a piece of S#$%. He's a no class ghetto thug that; in addition to being dumb as a box of rocks He is simply just a horrible human being. The guy has nine kids with eight different women and couldn't even name all nine on "Hard Knocks". He named eight of them and I guess he just forgot one. Yeah most dads do that. One of the women was only seventeen when he got her pregnant and ditched her and contested paternity until DNA proved it. One of his other baby mamas he kicked out of the house when she was six months pregnant so he could move his new woman in and hasn't spoken to the baby more than a couple hours total in two years. In a day and age when people love to hate on guys like Ocho Cinco, you gotta wonder why guys like this don't have their stories out in public more. This guy is garbage and always will be. It'd be one thing if he had any redeeming qualities but he doesn't. Did I mention I don't like this person? He gives us dads that are doing the right thing a bad name.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Sports4life, while it's fine to prefer certain teams over others, please don't gloat over a team losing just two weeks after they beat us - all of the GB cheers and exclamation points won't change the fact that the Jets lost.  In addition, I'd personally prefer all Jets fans to stop talking about how "we'll get them next year" as that is exactly the type of stupid comments I've had to defend this season, as I was one of the few posting after that loss in Pittsburgh.

What you could do, however, is laugh at maxbuster's comment:

again congratualtion on winning all the games except the big one

Funny coming from a guy whose team just did exactly that.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

You are so proud of your team that you can only refer to how good green bay is?  real jets fan.  of course if i had a fat ass coach who smells his wifes feet, films it, and posts it on line hmmmm................i would probably look elsewhere as well. or are you one of those fans that lists in order the teams he likes--what a d-bag. again congratualtion on winning all the games except the big one--maybe someday you wont have to choose another team to root for in the super bowl.  Maybe you can coax joe willie out of his stuper to lead this incredibly successful franchise forward.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Embarressment in the superbowl, did you even watch it, it wasnt like Green Bay killed the steelers, they took advantage on turnovers, and the steelers still almost came back and could have won. They Pack out played the steelers thats why they won, they didnt by any means embarrass the steelers. Whats embarrassing is the jets have been to the afc championship how many times and still cant make it to a superbowl, when you make a superbowl and actually win won then we can talk otherwise you saying were losers is stupid...on that note, COngrats Packers fans it was a well played game, soem of us are respectful, I woudl take the steelers teams over the jets teams anyday any time anywhere...Just so you know I am no means a jets hater, actually a big revis fan being a pitt boy, im just telling you ho wit is, the jets in my opinion and what they had shoudl have been better this year....



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

dude...learn something about football before chiming in..the guy is a p*ssy!


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