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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: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2010 12:25 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

This doesn't pass the smell test.  If he could be anything next year, the Bolts would be foolish to send him to a team in the AFC.  Unless, they know he is likely to be suspended or destroy the team chemistry.

Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2010 10:59 am

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

What do the Chargers want for Cromartie.. since Judge has these "sources"...but this article doesnt say anything!!!...... maybe there is just nothing to say........ but I would like to know  sort of what is being asked for Cromartie... In my research I have heard anything from  a 2nd round pick.. to a 5th..... what is the info in Jets land???? Thanks
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Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2010 10:02 am

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

scramopolis - It was reported Monday that the Lions were now saying the deal is highly unlikely.

Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2010 8:24 am

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Why is it that we can "forget about the Detroit Lions"? Do you have some actual information about the Cromartie trade talks that leads you to say this, or were you just so excited to write an article for Jets fans that you couldnt be bothered with a little thought, a little digging or at least some tiny suggestion of what the Jets would have to part with to get him???

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:55 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Wait, Cromartie was on the Chargers in that game?  Good lord!

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:12 pm
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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:12 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Obviously you are a fair weather Bolt fan and know nothing of the play of Jammer the dude can play...Cro on the other hand good riddence..Heck, maybe the Jets had this planned all along,after that wiff against the Jets where he had a CLEAR shot in the backfield on Greene's TD run I could have sworn Cro was paid off.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:04 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

epiphany. Jammer is the most underrated cornerbacks in the NFL. Jammer is the only defensive back on the Charger that is any good. The safeties suck the younger cornerback have show some life. Cromartie leaving is GREAT! He runs away from plays so he doesn'tget hit. Couldn't tackle Betty White or Betty Ross. Cromartie is a wuss. 

Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2010 4:33 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

Can the Chargers throw Quentin Jammer in on that deal too and wash their hands of two of the sorriest cornerbacks to ever play professional football?

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 3:33 pm

Cromartie on Jets' radar?

I would say it was a little bit of a reach to bring in Braylon Edwards.  They didn't give up much to get him but that guy will blow so many catches it's ridiculous.

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