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Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Posted on: March 2, 2010 9:48 am
Edited on: March 2, 2010 11:31 am
The San Diego Chargers definitely are trying to move cornerback Antonio Cromartie, but you can forget about the Detroit Lions. He's not going there. That might not be the case, however, with the New York Jets.

A source at the annual NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis told me the Jets are interested, and a source close to the team didn't rule it out. The Jets are looking for a cornerback to pair with All-Pro Darrelle Revis, and Cromartie is available ... for the right price, of course. But the Chargers aren't just testing the waters here; they want to trade the guy, frustrated and fed up with him after only four years of service.

"I'd pay attention to the Jets," said one league source.

It makes sense because they're a club that likes to make a splash. A year ago they traded for Cleveland's first pick and turned it into Mark Sanchez. The year before they traded for Brett Favre. Making bold moves is nothing new for them, and coach Rex Ryan last week said he was open to "anything that can help us get better."

There was loose talk about the Raiders' Nnamdi Asomugha after he told reporters at the Pro Bowl that he would like to be teamed with Revis, but the Raiders aren't going to let him go. That's not the case with Cromartie and the Chargers, and a move to New York would make sense.

Think of this: Even though the Jets had the league's best pass defense and best defense overall, the only thing that kept them from the Super Bowl was Peyton Manning. Though the club was able to minimize the damage inflicted by the Colts' top two receivers, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark, in the AFC championship game it couldn't control Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie -- and it couldn't because it didn't have the defensive backs to handle them.

"(Manning) can make a lot of great defenses look average," said Ryan. "and he did that day for sure. I am open to any possibilities that can make us a world champion."

Adding Cromartie could help the Jets take that step.

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Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2010 11:21 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Jets landed him for only a 3rd round pick!! What a steal!! He has the potential to return back to an All-Pro playing with Revis & with the defensive minded Rex Ryan coaching him!!

Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2010 9:02 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Moving Cromartie to the Jets would help both teams.  In '06 when Cro was intercepting anything airborne, it was at the peak of the Chargers pressure defense.  QB's got hurried and Cro picked off their mistakes.  He would be going to the same type of situation in NY.  And I guarantee that Rex Ryan will have Cro dropping the pads on people, the dude's great at motivating players.


On the other hand, the Chargers have Cromartie's replacement in Cason, and it really is time to move on.  Really I'd take a 4th and be glad to get it.  I hope this one works out.

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2010 7:54 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

You're dumb Jammer is one of the only consistent player on their defense.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2010 5:00 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Cromartie to the Jets - maybe wishful thinking since I don't think the Jets have what the Chargers want.  They want a running back that has a decent contract.  They don't want a draft pick unless it's a low first round pick.  The Jets are probably not going to give the Chargers their #1.

A high #2 pick from the Lions would work, but I don't know why the Lions would want him.  Charger fans should look for a trade with:

Tennessee - LenDale White
NY Giants - Ahmad Bradshaw
Tampa Bay - Cadillac Williams
Dallas - Marion Barber or Thomas Choice
Chicago - Matt Forte

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2010 3:03 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

True  that !!!!!What Chargers has that guy been watching ? Jammer has played very solid the past few years and seems to get better.I guess the Bolts are going to try and let Cason take that next big step but I don't think he's ready. The Bolts need a veteran on the defense because the draft helps build a team but we have too much youth

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2010 2:12 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Jammer is way better than Cromartie, Jammer actually knows how to tackle, and this year he wasnt burned up as much as recent years, with Jammer and Cason outside, eric weedle gaining experience and the growth that kevin ellison should have, this could be a better team, the issue is the pass rush, with the time that they give to any qb, any corner or safety would be awful
nice trade by SD, get rid of cromartie

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2010 2:09 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Jammer sort of sucked his first few years, but from what little I've seen he's much improved over the last couple and is at least serviceable.  Cromartie is just a random athletic guy who goes for the pick on every play and can't read a route to save his life.  He got lucky one year, and then receivers found out how easy he was to burn.  Jammer is the only player in the whole secondary with even a notion of how to play coverage.  Every year the Chargers and their supposedly great defense seems to be hyped as the most talented in football, but you can't win it all in today's NFL if you can't play coverage no matter how good your pass rush is.  Cason is a good start, but they need more DBs who have the instinct and inclination to consider a play where the QB throws their way a loss rather than an opportunity for a pick, which is clearly Cromartie's mentality. 

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2010 2:01 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

You are correct, you must be watching a different Chargers team than the rest of us. I have never heard anyone say that Cromartie is better than Jammer, let alone "most people". Jammer is much much better than you give him credit for.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2010 1:36 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

     I'm sure Cason will handle the vacant corner spot well...  He has only been in on nickel an dime defenses covering the slot or zone over the middle.  Match him up outside, give him the sideline to work with, and he will make plays and impress. Good move to trade... the Jets may give too much in return.  A starting O-lineman and 2nd round draft pick would be nice, but???  draft a couple young running backs to get some depth at RB??  What do you think the Jets would give???  And do you think having Cromartie can actually improve an already top rated defense? I don't. 

Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2010 12:30 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

I'm not sure which Chargers team you guys are watching every week, but the one I am watching has two bad cornerbacks, Cromartie and Jammer. Cromartie is actually considered by most people to be the better of the two, which shows just how bad Jammer is. They should change his name from Quentin to Beat Deep Jammer.

Doesn't matter. Cason is going to take his place soon enough.

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