|Schilens admitted to being 'agitated' with Cromartie, but has already moved past it. (Getty Images)|
We're barely a week into training camp and we're already tired of talking about coach Rex Ryan's promise to fix the Jets' locker room after last year's late-season implosion against the Dolphins that resulted in an 8-8 record and a comfy spot on the couch once the playoffs began. Setting aside Tebowmania for a moment, here's the latest drama: cornerback Antonio Cromartie said recently that he thinks he's the second-best wideout on the team after Santonio Holmes.
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We're guessing he was joking when he made the comments -- but even if he wasn't, so what, right?
Well, Chaz Schilens, who could start opposite Holmes, doesn't share our indifference. On Wednesday, he called Cromartie's remarks "a slight," adding "We'll address it on the football field. kind of thought it was a joke, but I guess he said it and that's how he feels, so it's my job to I guess fix that situation, so we'll see what goes on in practice. He's entitled to think whatever he wants."
Worry not, however; Ryan is all over this. "I'm going to say this right now," he said Wednesday, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "Listen to me when I tell you this: I'm aware of what was said. I'm on top of it. I'm telling you that right now and it will not be a problem. That's all I'm going to say about the whole thing."
And by Thursday morning that very much seemed to be the case based on the media tweets coming out of Cortland, New York.
Schilens admits he was "agitated" yesterday and probably said some things he shouldn't have. Says he spoke to Cromartie and it's all good— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) August 2, 2012
Schilens says he talked to Ryan and Cromartie about comments. Says he could've handled it differently. Cool with Cro.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 2, 2012
And then there's this:
CB/WR Antonio Cromartie no comments Jets media for second straight day. Hmmm... Why would that be?— Jane McManus (@janesports) August 2, 2012
With that settled, we can now focus on the truly important stuff: How's Tebow doing?
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