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Report: Jets "extremely" interested in Cromartie

Rex Ryan needs another starting cornerback, and Antonio Cromartie needs a new team.

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi says that the Jets are “extremely” interested in Cromartie despite some reports to the contrary.  (Check out our one-liners Wednesday.)

The fit makes a lot of sense.  The Jets aren’t afraid to trade draft picks for talent, and few deny Cromartie’s raw skills.  Rex Ryan certainly won’t lack confidence that he’s the man that can get the best out of Cromartie.

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26 Responses to “Report: Jets "extremely" interested in Cromartie”
  1. jlstrumb says: Mar 3, 2010 9:23 PM

    Doesn’t the final 8 plan salary requirements and the “you must lose a free agent first” still apply to trades?

  2. dabarber says: Mar 3, 2010 9:29 PM

    Tampering.

  3. Beauregard says: Mar 3, 2010 9:36 PM

    Ummm, Did the Jets bother to check the game film in their last playoff game with San Diego?
    Cromartie had a pathetic showing in that game, and many before that.
    Sure he has a boatload of “Raw” talent. How many full blown NFL busts had raw talent though.
    Don’t do it Jets!

  4. LewD says: Mar 3, 2010 9:48 PM

    Mike, that zigtech ad is a pain in the asssss…

  5. recent says: Mar 3, 2010 9:49 PM

    I have no doubt he will do everything he can do to help the Jets get to the Superbowl, as he was already a major contributer last year to get them to the AFC Championship game.

  6. Setobakura says: Mar 3, 2010 9:50 PM

    Ryan Leaf had raw talent

  7. Mark0226 says: Mar 3, 2010 9:52 PM

    I’m guessing Rex Ryan believes that he can teach Cro to remove his dress and learn how to tackle to avoid breaking a nail.

  8. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Mar 3, 2010 10:09 PM

    do it! give up a 2nd and 3rd for him. the chargers will take him in a heartbeat

  9. nflhof says: Mar 3, 2010 10:14 PM

    The Jets can get Cromartie to be a physical player who has the skills to go with Reevis. The Jets would be crazy to pass on Cromarite with all his talent and ability. Please Jets take this tough physical CB off of SD’s hands and make them a deal. Please! Please! Please!

  10. SonOfNOLA says: Mar 3, 2010 10:16 PM

    He’d fair better in Ryan’s system being next to Revis and get back to ’07 form. S.D. is a joke!

  11. kev says: Mar 3, 2010 10:18 PM

    Rex Ryan certainly won’t lack confidence that he’s the man that can get the best out of Cromartie.
    just like he did with Gholston….

  12. madsqgrdn says: Mar 3, 2010 10:21 PM

    Jlstrumb
    if you’re on this site and you don’t know the final 8 rules yet you are not paying attention. The only people they are restricted from going after are unrestricted free agents whose contracts hAVe expired… Everyone else is fair game

  13. Shawn says: Mar 3, 2010 10:22 PM

    So the jets will trade picks and pay a whole lot of money for Cromartie when guys like Leigh Bodden and Dunta Robinson are free agents that they could try to sign without having to give up draft picks. Maybe you should read this Rex.

  14. belichick's cheat codes says: Mar 3, 2010 10:25 PM

    @jsltrumb: no.
    @Beauregard: have you been reading anything Cromartie in zone vs. press coverage? he’s one of those non-tackling corners that can’t play the hell out of a WR physically, up at the line, but can’t do a stitch of honest-to-goodness defensive work when he’s standing in a soft zone. i think the move’s solid if we only give up a 4th or 5th rounder.

  15. Bob S. says: Mar 3, 2010 10:31 PM

    He’s the one who fanned and missed on his pathetic attempted tackle of Sean Green for that touchdown that sewed up the playoff game for the Jets.

  16. kuze says: Mar 3, 2010 10:34 PM

    “The Jets aren’t afraid to trade draft picks for talent”
    They only have 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th because they already traded them all away!

  17. madsqgrdn says: Mar 3, 2010 10:38 PM

    Jlstrumb
    if you’re on this site and you don’t know the final 8 rules yet you are not paying attention. The only people they are restricted from going after are unrestricted free agents whose contracts hAVe expired… Everyone else is fair game

  18. bh103 says: Mar 3, 2010 11:01 PM

    Getting Cro would be a great way to ruin a very good defense!

  19. fisherman says: Mar 3, 2010 11:14 PM

    LewD says : Mike, that zigtech ad is a pain in the asssss…
    ——————-
    Holy crap, I second the motion. Is there some kind of contest going on to see how annoying we can make a web page?

  20. RayDaMayor says: Mar 3, 2010 11:16 PM

    Rex plans to seal the deal at Burger King over a couple of Triple Cheese Whoppers and a Milkshake.

  21. Beauregard says: Mar 3, 2010 11:17 PM

    belichick’s cheat codes says:
    @Beauregard: have you been reading anything Cromartie in zone vs. press coverage? he’s one of those non-tackling corners that can’t play the hell out of a WR physically, up at the line, but can’t do a stitch of honest-to-goodness defensive work when he’s standing in a soft zone. i think the move’s solid if we only give up a 4th or 5th rounder.
    He may be solid for a fourth or fifth round pick, but the Jets won’t get him for that. The trouble with a Deion Sanders type non contact cover guy is they’ll cost you two games a year. When a CB absolutely has to make a tackle it’s usually to save a TD. You do not want to depend on this cupcake to absolutely make that tackle.

  22. jlstrumb says: Mar 3, 2010 11:37 PM

    From NFL.com
    http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/cba/nfl-cba-2006-2012.pdf
    Section 7. Trade Limitation: No Club subject to the provisions of this Article
    may, for one League Year, trade for a player it otherwise would not be
    permitted to sign as an Unrestricted Free Agent as a result of the provisions
    in this Article.

  23. peruano88 says: Mar 4, 2010 1:35 AM

    Cromartie would love this trade! Then he would never have to worry about going heads up with Greene again. Well, except in practice, but at least then he has an excuse to turn into a girl.

  24. Crowder911 says: Mar 4, 2010 3:47 AM

    its a high risk high reward move, Cromartie is a modern day Deion Sanders, they are good in pass coverage not so in run support. Cromartie is a dbag, still got tons of talent. As a fins fans, i dont know if I should like the move or not. the Jets are def. getting a little in the ages on a few positions.
    if someone can motivate Cromartie – its REX
    tackle Cromartie, tackle or I’ll dip you in chocolate and eat you

  25. boltmancraft says: Mar 4, 2010 5:02 AM

    Tampering? Sounds like they may have been interested even before the playoffs…what better way to make nice with your new coach than to throw the game by purposely missing an easy tackle on a play that turned out to be the game winner. How coincidental that Ryan would “all of a sudden” be “very interested”…yeah, I’m SURE it wasn’t discussed beforehand. That would be WRONG, wouldn’t it???

  26. Adam says: Mar 5, 2010 5:53 AM

    Im guessin they tried a similar deal for Nnamdi, but Al Davis wanted too much.

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