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Cromartie's anger possibly should have been directed at the Jets

On Monday, Tim Brando of Sporting News Radio raised an interesting theory regarding last week’s contention by Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie that he was manipulated by HBO into creating the impression that he didn’t know the names and ages of his kids.

Brando believes that Cromartie’s frustration should have been directed more at his team.  Given the extent to which the Jets apparently scrubbed most references to the Darrelle Revis situation out of the series’ second episode, including the ugly blatant lie/blatant joke back-and-forth that occurred before the two sides agreed not to talk about the negotiations, the Jets could have — and should have — tried to get HBO to leave on the cutting room floor a moment that made Cromartie look bad.

Whether the Jets tried and failed or didn’t try at all isn’t known.

Of course, if Cromartie isn’t smart enough to instantly know the names of his own kids or to realize that HBO was trying to make him look not smart enough to instantly know the names of his own kids, then he’s likely not smart enough to realize that the Jets possibly hung him out to dry on this one.

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  1. NYMets says: Aug 24, 2010 9:54 AM

    Florio — from now on you should be referred to as “The Garbage Man”.

  2. cbrianwatkins says: Aug 24, 2010 9:57 AM

    i commend him for getting through the names of the kids the way he did
    i mean he has like 6 that are 3yrs old for crying out loud
    what does he have 10 total? i can barely remember the names of my two dogs and two birds

  3. superb owl says: Aug 24, 2010 10:09 AM

    he really doesnt need any help at ‘looking bad’.
    he has it down pat.

  4. Realistik84 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:10 AM

    Florio,
    Your not smart enough to realize your dumb.

  5. ampats says: Aug 24, 2010 10:10 AM

    The funniest is that his last child, his daughter who was just born with his wife is named Jersey.
    Wonder how he came up with that name?

  6. gojets7106 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:11 AM

    HBO doesnt ask the jets to help edit the show! Cro shouldnt be mad at anyone. He named his kids. End of story…

  7. bspurloc says: Aug 24, 2010 10:12 AM

    why does this even matter?
    who cares…
    what does this have to do with football?

  8. Bandits28 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:18 AM

    “that he was manipulated by HBO into creating the impression that he didn’t know the names and ages of his kids.”
    How are you manipulated into not knowing the age of your kids? I’m not sure this is an interesting theory or more importantly interesting news period.
    Cromartie isn’t smart enough to use a condom, do you think he’s smart enough to remember the kids names? Who do you think told him he was “manipulated”? Mike Tyson?

  9. Bordner says: Aug 24, 2010 10:20 AM

    My mom has known me for nearly 50 years. She occasionally forgets my name. I’m sure he hasn’t known his kids anywhere near that long.
    Give him a while… these things take time.

  10. CliveRush says: Aug 24, 2010 10:20 AM

    Who has the biggest collection of low life people in an NFL front office? Why the NY R-A-T-S rats, rats, rats, of course.

  11. ChargerDillon says: Aug 24, 2010 10:22 AM

    If anybody saw in the second week of preseason, Philip Rivers can tackle better than that horrible mess of talent Cromartie.
    If rex ryan thinks he can mold Cro into being somebody who hits hard like much of the respected defense commands, he’s wrong on this guy, he just wants to try to make interceptions, he’s not interested in laying the wood, which is why half his locker room was pissed off with him in San Diego.
    Hopefully when he flops on a tackle in New York his teamates beat the crap out of him like it should’ve been done in San Diego.
    I love the Jets physicality on defense, but I dont see it coming from Cro ever

  12. smilergrogan says: Aug 24, 2010 10:26 AM

    Of course, if Cromartie isn’t smart enough to instantly know the names of his own kids or to realize that HBO was trying to make him look not smart enough to instantly know the names of his own kids, then he’s likely not smart enough to realize that the Jets possibly hung him out to dry on this one.
    Unless, you know, some internet hack writes a post to try to point it out to him. Then, of course, if there is some feedback or echo out there, said internet hack gets the benefit of the several ensuing posts capturing every nauseatingly meaningless twist and turn in the saga of antonio’s kids names.
    when you tell your kids what you do, dude, leave this part out. its unbecoming, particularly if you have graduated from apprentice internet hack to journeyman internet hack.

  13. Tinbender says: Aug 24, 2010 10:27 AM

    Ever think that maybe he’s a dirtbag and has nobody to blame but himself?

  14. overed says: Aug 24, 2010 10:41 AM

    Between Florio and Rosenthal…they HAVE to come up with some negative story about the Jets.
    regardless if important or not.

  15. JimmyY says: Aug 24, 2010 10:46 AM

    Gee, a member of the media trying to deflect blame from the media, imagine that, such an innovative concept.

  16. Hailskinzz says: Aug 24, 2010 10:46 AM

    Why is this an article? Florio you continuously talk about nothing!!! How did you get this job

  17. ozu says: Aug 24, 2010 10:57 AM

    Pretty sure journalists aren’t supposed to try and create news like this op/ed piece does.
    Florio isn’t a journalist though. He’s a blogger, so I suppose it’s all good.

  18. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 24, 2010 10:58 AM

    Florio is getting better and better at this. I’m getting very impressed at how correct and accurate your articles are these days Mikey. This is coming from someone who isn’t looking through the green Kool-Aid glasses.

  19. SJUHawk says: Aug 24, 2010 11:02 AM

    You’re a joke. I heard you get off to writing shitty Jet articles that are not relevant to football. You’re the biggest hater and you stepped in shit with this job. I wish NBC read the comments people post about you, maybe they would find a real journalist or reporter. Then they realized, instead of paying someone who is respected and established, let this scrub copy and paste his stories from ESPN and other media outlets and then make ridiculous commentary on them while we pay him peanuts compared to what a real writer would ask for.

  20. joey-pickles says: Aug 24, 2010 11:08 AM

    What a joke. Is it just me, or is it pretty obvious that this is an “unedited” type of show. I don’t think there are many things that can just be swept under the rug because the team didn’t want them aired. If that were the case, the team should just move on and not host the show.
    Dumb asses I tell you. A blog full of dumb asses…

  21. dflyn003 says: Aug 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    So much crap for a guy who will not make that big hit to prevent a touchdown.

  22. habibfromnewdehli says: Aug 24, 2010 11:14 AM

    The last sentence says it all. They “possibly” hung him out to dry. Meaning… they also possibly DIDN’T. Meaning this is complete shit, just like everything else Florio says, does, types, or produces. That’s right, I just called Florio JR shit. Now perhaps you feel like the people you write about.

  23. Albert040907 says: Aug 24, 2010 11:21 AM

    I’m sure the jets intentions were to write off revis in hard knocks to make cromartie look bad…….what’s sad is you write this crap, what’s even worse is you found someone as dumb as you are to agree with you.

  24. TheSleepness says: Aug 24, 2010 11:23 AM

    this is pathetic…did you have to write this to try and overshadow Nick Mangold’s deal? The one YOU said the Jets would never give??

  25. rusH1023 says: Aug 24, 2010 11:36 AM

    Waaaah, the fact that the Jets are a bunch of loud-mouthed losers is FLORIO’S FAULT — NOT OURS!!
    Keep hating, er, reporting the news Florio. Jets fans will learn eventually. Maybe.

  26. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 11:37 AM

    Now he has to eat crow.

  27. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 24, 2010 11:38 AM

    Far be it from me to defend the Jets, but I don’t understand how they could have ANY responsibility with this one.
    The only person responsible is Cromartie, and his inability to keep his snake in his trousers

  28. LiPo says: Aug 24, 2010 11:45 AM

    Why would you encourage someone who is devoid of personal responsibility to blame someone else for his problems?
    For any of those out there who are jealous he is making millions…I would not stress it he will be bankrupt in 1-2 years after he can no longer play football.

  29. meatball13 says: Aug 24, 2010 11:48 AM

    If you have 7 or 8 kids with 6 different mothers by the age of 25,you’ve hung yourself out to dry!

  30. C says: Aug 24, 2010 11:59 AM

    I’m a Charger fan and I use to be the biggest Cromartie fan till he gave up. Anyways I watch Hardknocks and I watched the Cromartie interview and thought nothing of it. It sounded like Cro was trying to put them in order of age, month or wife or something but that many kids in that short of time anyone would have problems saying them.

  31. snakeman40 says: Aug 24, 2010 12:02 PM

    Realistik84 says:
    August 24, 2010 10:10 AM
    “Florio,
    Your not smart enough to realize your dumb.”
    Uh, no Realistik84, you’re not smart enough to know how to spell “you’re”. Putz…..

  32. chitown26 says: Aug 24, 2010 12:09 PM

    Ugh. Why even write this? This isn’t news … I don’t get the purpose of even writing this article.

  33. NewYorkSackExchange2010 says: Aug 24, 2010 12:15 PM

    @KoaMisiFan
    The fact that you were intrigued by this article shows you have the capacity of 12 year old. Typical Dolfan, can’t really blame you, Florida never has been known for its excellent schools or lack there of….

  34. JetsKvetch says: Aug 24, 2010 12:20 PM

    This is getting ridiculous. NBC is now paying Florio to act as an NFL conspiracy theorist.
    No wonder he vents so much about the Jets. He’s always seeing little green men!

  35. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 24, 2010 12:23 PM

    @Bleeding Green
    HA HA and now you have one of the main reasons the Fins choked in those three games. I’ve seen JT getting tossed around like a rag doll these first two games. Good luck with that!!!!!!
    Oh yeah, he’s only going to be a situational player. That’s hilarious.

  36. Wonderlicker says: Aug 24, 2010 12:24 PM

    Cromartie will fit right in with Jets fans.

  37. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 24, 2010 12:25 PM

    @NewYorkSackExchange2010
    Not my problem that you can’t appreciate good humor. And I wouldn’t exactly brag about the Noo Joisey school system after reading some posts from you ‘tards.

  38. SomeFans says: Aug 24, 2010 12:45 PM

    jets front office and fans are trash. That is all.

  39. FlyingPelivs says: Aug 24, 2010 12:56 PM

    Hey Miami fans
    While I understand you guys hate the Jets and all, you do realize you guys are also AFCE rivals of the Pats?
    So in other words….will all the Miami trash fans please get off the Pats bandwagon? We don’t need or want you talking about:
    Tom Brady
    N.E
    Bill Belicheck
    Randy Moss
    etc. etc etc.
    If you are going to get into it with Jet fans, use your own team not ours.
    Thanks
    Pats fans

  40. NewYorkSackExchange2010 says: Aug 24, 2010 12:57 PM

    @KoaMisiFan
    Um, ya… NJ is Top 5 in the country in education, idiot.
    @SomeFans
    Clever…

  41. cunninglinguist says: Aug 24, 2010 12:58 PM

    @somefans
    Dude, you live in Florida LOL
    You have higher concentrations of trash than any other state in the country.
    I understand that you hate the Jets and their fans but seriously…..your whole state is filled with the lowest society has to offer.
    Just sayin

  42. mumpsen53 says: Aug 24, 2010 1:03 PM

    I have to say it was pretty funny that like 4 of his kids are 3 years old. haha

  43. VoxVagina says: Aug 24, 2010 1:06 PM

    It always amazes me that multi-million dollar athletes like Cromartie can’t bring themselves to shell out what essentially amounts to pennies in comparison to what they make annually for some condoms.

  44. chargerrich says: Aug 24, 2010 1:19 PM

    You Jet fanbois/Florio haters are an interesting lot but the facts are facts:
    1. Cro is not the sharpest tool in the box
    2. Cro is softer than butter
    3. Half of Cro’s 10 kids are 3 years old!
    4. The Jets are not winning the East moreless a Superbowl in 2010.
    But the good news is that Shawn Kemp is impressed with Cro and that is saying something!

  45. pftfanboy says: Aug 24, 2010 1:21 PM

    is there a pay service for this site that i do not know about?
    why do the florio haters keep coming back? ok- you think he is a lucky, no-talent ass clown who landed a decent gig with some TV affiliate. we get it – this isnt MIT.
    we thank you for your ingenius perceptions, but can we please return to the various, enjoyable dramas of NFL football?

  46. Bleeding Green says: Aug 24, 2010 1:47 PM

    @ chargerrich
    Some other facts you left out…
    1. The Chargers won eleven straight games before the Jets came in and beat them.
    2. Norv Turner can’t win a big game to save his life.
    3. Nate Kaeding is the Trevor Hoffman of kickers.
    4. San Diego probably won’t win a Superbowl in your lifetime.
    But the good news is that Marty Schottenheimer is impressed with Norv and that’s saying something!

  47. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 24, 2010 2:13 PM

    NewYorkSackExchange2010 says:
    August 24, 2010 12:57 PM
    @KoaMisiFan
    Um, ya… NJ is Top 5 in the country in education, idiot.
    ————————————————–
    Yes they are. Because they only measure the ones that actually go to school. But from reading the posts of you idiots, obviously most of you don’t.

  48. recent says: Aug 24, 2010 2:14 PM

    I don’t see why anybody should be expected to do it any faster. He named them, got it right, added extra details, and pretty much did it in chronological order. I’m sure he can do the names quicker, but ages change, takes a second to do it if you haven’t been asked the question recently. Ask Tom Brady the names and ages of his kids who he sees everyday and he likely won’t be that much faster, Cromartie doesn’t even see each of them daily.

  49. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 24, 2010 2:15 PM

    cunninglinguist says:
    August 24, 2010 12:58 PM
    @somefans
    Dude, you live in Florida LOL
    You have higher concentrations of trash than any other state in the country.
    I understand that you hate the Jets and their fans but seriously…..your whole state is filled with the lowest society has to offer.
    ————————————————
    That’s only during the winter months when the Noo Yawkers and Noo Joiseyites are escaping the cesspools up north. Once they leave, it’s nice again.

  50. ampats says: Aug 24, 2010 2:38 PM

    Bleeding Green,
    Florio hung you out to dry!
    I love the people who complain that the posts are not going up fast enough or are being censored.

  51. Bleeding Green says: Aug 24, 2010 3:09 PM

    I apologize to my fellow posters for my vulgarities.
    @ ampats
    My post was already listed and for some reason removed (and it’s not the first time, obviously). It was not really all that offensive. All I wrote was the 2009 Miami Dolphins were 7-6 and had destiny in their own hands. The Miami Dolphins finished 0-3 in true bedsh^tting fashion.
    CHOKERS!!!
    So ampats if you’re not sure what’s going on, keep it shut.

  52. JDeezy says: Aug 24, 2010 3:27 PM

    I wouldn’t have known, by watching Hard Knocks alone, that this was an issue. What’s the big deal?

  53. steelers rule says: Aug 24, 2010 5:30 PM

    He don’t know the kids name because he never met the other 5 yet! Hey Cromatie ever hear of a vastecomy!

  54. superb owl says: Aug 24, 2010 7:28 PM

    he is facing 5 paternity suits.
    think trojans, idjit.

  55. monropoobah says: Aug 25, 2010 6:25 AM

    Florio is getting better and better at this. I’m getting very impressed at how correct and accurate your articles are these days Mikey. This is coming from someone who isn’t looking through the green Kool-Aid glasses.
    mike i know what you do. rustling up interest when theres nothing interesting going on is work. people will shoot off their criticisms as they go on reading the ‘enquirer’ of football. i think you’ve actually been pretty out front about the proccess and as far as wrecking on the jets, how could it be people still don’t understand this is a jet’s blog? but doesn’t the quote above at least motivate a little to change direction?

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