Hip injury returns for Antonio Cromartie

In 2007, former Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie put together a Pro Bowl season.  In 2008, he regressed — due in large part to a hip injury that the team allegedly understated.

Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News reports that Cromartie was icing his hip after practice on Tuesday, and that coach Rex Ryan downplayed the condition in his daily press conference.

“I figured I’d float it out there, ‘Now they need Revis more than ever,'” Ryan said.  “Cromartie missed two plays of team period.”

During the offseason, Cromartie missed some reps during minicamp practices due to a “fatigued” hip.  But it was the left hip, not the right hip

This time, it’s the right hip.  And it’s the right hip that was fractured in 2008.

There’s already speculation and conjecture that the condition from two years ago has returned.  And, of course, Ryan would have to be coy about it, because if there’s any truth to it Revis’ leverage goes up even more.

Meanwhile, some league insiders are wondering why Ryan hasn’t used his enormous pile of political capital within the organization to press for the team to agree to Revis’ demands.  It’s possible that he’s tried, and that he’s simply gotten nowhere with it.  It’s also possible that he’s not willing to burn up any capital to get Revis in the fold, if he realizes that he’ll need all of it and more if the home run that Buddy’s bambino is predicting ends up being a slow roller to the pitcher’s mound.

Finally, we continue to be amused by the persistent reporting from one specific reporter at one specific organization that the Jets and Revis are making progress and continue to be close on a deal.  The report is incorrect.  There was no meeting last Tuesday (as the reporter reported, citing apparently the same single source), and no progress has been made.  The two sides aren’t talking.  Indeed, there’s nothing to talk about.  The deal will get done when someone caves.  And so it appears that the reporter in question will continue to say “it’s coming” until it happens, and then he’ll claim that he was right all along.

We’ll leave it at that for now, since we don’t want to be accused of getting anyone else suspended this week — and we don’t want to give the reporter any additional exposure for reporting something that is flat-out incorrect.

That said, a deal could get done tomorrow.  But it won’t be due to any meetings that didn’t happen last week or any negotiations that haven’t occurred.  It’ll happen if the team or Revis cries “Uncle,” which if it’s Revis who does it, the “Uncle” could be followed by “Sean.”

69 responses to “Hip injury returns for Antonio Cromartie

  1. So if he doesn’t sign anytime soon you are right but if he does sign tomorrow or, for that matter any time soon you can say you were right.
    You have mastered the art of being a journalist, congrats.

  2. I think its kind of hilarious that Ryan downplays not having the best shutdown corner in the NFL signed and on the field. Get real.

  3. I think you and Schefter need to have a steel-cage match. Whoever wins gets the job at ESPN (the one you secretly covet).

  4. just to confirm once again…. jets will blow this seas!!
    8-8 at best!!
    “jest” another excuse for a failure of a season!

  5. I hope Revis sits out this year, then misses next year due to a labor stoppage. We’ll see what that clown is able to demand when he hasn’y played a down in two years.

  6. Oh please…the hip thing is only part of Cromartie’s problem. Get used to Brandon Marshall burning him.

  7. As a Chargers fan, I hope the Jets enjoy Antonio No-heart-y and what he brings to the locker room.
    Lock up your daughters, lock up your wives.

  8. Unless my knowledge of anatomy isn’t up to speed and the hip is located inside the skull cavity, this won’t be the reason Cro sucks this year.

  9. I guess when Kyle Wilson becomes the Jets #1 corner, they will finally stop being cheap and pay Revis.

  10. The Jest are toast. The bills are going to sweep both them and miami and finish 4-2 in division…because we all know they still can’t beat New England.

  11. Hey Florio why don’t we ever hear about the Mankins hold out or how cheap the Pats are for not paying Mankins what he deserves?
    Also you seemed to glossed over the Lee Bodden being placed on IR. I guess that doesn’t hurt the Pats either?

  12. shocking..he has hip injuries and they didnt just magically disappear when he went to the jets?
    he had 2 great games against manning and that is IT. and now with revis gone he is going to be exposed even more.

  13. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little bump and grind….unless of course it prevents you from pulling out.

  14. Meanwhile, some league insiders are wondering why Ryan hasn’t used his enormous pile of political capital within the organization to press for the team to agree to Revis’ demands.
    —————————
    Ummm, the demand are pretty ####### outrageous… Rex knows you can’t bow down and pay one guy most of the pie…
    Hey, there’s a line where a good organization knows how much a player or position is worth to them…. Revis is looking to get the top salary in the league right now before Brady and Manning get signed….
    Meanwhile both those guys are in camp on the last year of their deals and REVIS HAS THREE ###### YEARS LEFT ON THE DEAL HE HELD OUT FOR!!!!!!!!
    Now THAT to me is a story – How players have the nads to hold out and not honor a deal they held out for with 3 years left…
    Mangold did it right – He was there for his team mates, he was there for the young guys and he got paid…. In my world the people who care about team and the organization and honor deals GET PAID!!!!

  15. @ Philly
    And Sanchez is the Kevin Kolb of the AFC.. oh wait Sanchez led his team to an AFC Championship already… whoops.

  16. Don’t ask Cromartie about a labor stoppage. He thinks it means the time between contractions of his knocked up baby-momma.

  17. Philly Cheese says:
    September 1, 2010 1:41 PM
    Jets are the Cowboys of the AFC.
    Nothing but hype.
    __________________________________
    A Philly fan talking about hype? Now that’s funny! How often have the Eagles been favored to win it all in the last 10 years only to come up short?

  18. maybe antonio’s new girlfriend didn’t get a visit from her “friend” this month?

  19. He’ll need to ice both broken hips when Brandon Marshall steamrolls over him. This should be funny to watch as Crow hates any contact.
    He would be a good match for Ted Ginn Jr. Other than Ginn would burn him deep as he did Revis… at least a couple times

  20. @ Profit of the Light
    You say “I guess when Kyle Wilson becomes the Jets #1 corner, they will finally stop being cheap and pay Revis.”
    Why’s that? Kyle Wilson was “projected” to show just as much, if not more, promise as a NFL CB than Revis had been projected to show at the time of his drafting… so I’m not sure what your argument is… or why having Kyle Wilson as a starter CB is a bad thing? The guy was, is, and will continue to be (barring injury) a shutdown beast!
    I would love for Wilson to be a starter at CB for the Jets this year… in fact, I would bet that most teams around the NFL would love to have a CB with Wilson’s ability starting on their squad too.

  21. @Hnirobert LOL – No, the hip injury probably resurfaced from some new position that he used creating another offspring. Not even the hip will stop this guy.

  22. 8 young kids with multiple baby mommas to support…think he’ll find a way to play with one hip if he has to!!

  23. Dave H says:
    September 1, 2010 1:34 PM
    Chronic hip problem…8 children under the age of 5….Hmmmm.
    are you saying he birthed them?

  24. Rexy isnt using his “sway” to get Revis on the field cause he knows he is going 0-4 anyway, regardless whether revis is there or not. so now he has a built in excuse. “well we lost because revis wasn’t here.”

  25. Chapnasty-
    The Jets made it to the AFC title ghame cause of their D and running game and got there IN SPITE of Sanchez. Simmer down big boy.

  26. tacious says:
    I would love for Wilson to be a starter at CB for the Jets this year… in fact, I would bet that most teams around the NFL would love to have a CB with Wilson’s ability starting on their squad too.
    —————————————————-
    What ability? Did he sneak in a season that no one knows about? Are you talking about his pre-season ability? College ability? If you would have said “potential”, maybe this would make sense. You jests fans are just too funny.

  27. @ petro
    The only reason the Jets were in the playoffs was because Indy and Cincy laid down in weeks 16 & 17.
    Seriously can you honestly say that if Manning played that whole game the Jets wouldv’e won in week 16?
    Didn’t think so.

  28. # Chapnasty. says: September 1, 2010 1:59 PM
    @ Philly
    And Sanchez is the Kevin Kolb of the AFC.. oh wait Sanchez led his team to an AFC Championship already… whoops.
    =================================
    @chap. LED? They made it DESPITE him.
    #1 in rushing, #1 in defense.
    Dilfer would of won a super bowl with that team.

  29. Revis will not play a down this season because he wants more money than he’s worth and – irony of ironies – the Jets won’t overpay for him.

  30. He tweaked his hip while getting burned by the Skins’ 8th receiver. Can’t wait for hard knocks tonight.

  31. petro says:
    September 1, 2010 2:22 PM
    Chapnasty-
    The Jets made it to the AFC title ghame cause of their D and running game and got there IN SPITE of Sanchez. Simmer down big boy.
    *******************************************
    Not to mention quite a bit of help from Nate Kaeding.

  32. Why do the Jets need cornerbacks? They have Kris Jenkins, and he can tie up all 5 linemen, plus any tight ends that may be there, while still being disruptive in the backfield.
    They also have David Harris. I’m not sure if you’ve heard this, but he can fly. I don’t mean he’s fast, I mean he can honestly fly.
    They also have Bart Scott, who can knock people down from 30 yards away with laserbeams that he shoots from his eyes.
    Other than that, they drafted Kyle Wilson – IN THE FIRST ROUND. That guy can cover 4 receivers at the same time. He’s that good.
    Antonio Cromartie’s sperm is magical and will intercept any ball thrown from anywhere. Hell, there will be so many of them they’ll be intercepting passes from the hot dog vendors to people in the stands (or sidelines to quarterbacks as the case may be).
    Shonn Greene is the greatest running back in the history of the universe. The guy makes Barry Sanders look like Estelle Getty. Also, Ladainian Tomlinson has not only not lost a step, he’s gained 4 steps, 3 legs and the ability to grant wishes. First wish? 100 consecutive superbowl wins.
    Everything I just wrote is true. Just ask any Jets fan.

  33. “Chapnasty. says:
    September 1, 2010 1:59 PM
    @ Philly
    And Sanchez is the Kevin Kolb of the AFC.. oh wait Sanchez led his team to an AFC Championship already… whoops.

    Don’t you mean, His Team led him to the AFC Championship?
    They got there in spite of him, not because of him.

  34. Oh No!!!!!
    That means we should overpay for revis Now.
    Let the jets give him $ 20 million a year! with 3 years left on his contract.
    More & more I am covinced that Mr. florio never had a date in college.

  35. Give Kolb a chance, Crapnasty. Where does the negativity come from? 2 starts, 2 300-yard games. That’s all you really have to go on. Future looks pretty bright to me.

  36. Florio, did it cross your mind that Rex isn’t putting pressure cause he thinks that the jets are right!… Rex knows that a bad contract might kill the teams cap situation in a couple o years when it cones time for sanchez, Greene, Keller etc. to get new deals. He surely doesn’t wanna overspend for a guy with THREE years left on his deal. If I wouldn’t know any better, I’d be surprised how you missed the most obvious reason for Rex not putting pressure, dimwit.

  37. Jets are loaded for bear, they will simply roll CB Kyle Wilson to the best WR instead of Revis. Allows Cromartie to be comfortable as 2nd CB. This change probably happens in Week #3 if Revis isn’t back (and I think he will be back by then)
    In fact, the rookie Wilson will likely shut down B. Marshall twice this year. Chad Henne is going to be regurgitating turf with all the blitz packages Sexy Rexy will send his way.
    It’s gonna be a LOOOONG year fish fans!

  38. Rex Ryan’s enormous political capital??
    Hell, his endless parade of hyperbole is probably being used a bargaining chip by Revis and his agents.
    I’ll wager that sometimes Tannenbaum and Johnson probably prefer he just shut the F- up.

  39. Problem is the Fish don’t have a player on their team half as good as Revis.
    Give an awful lot of credit to Rex and Tanny for drafting Kyle Wilson in the first round. the BEST part is that stupid Belicheck took Devin McCourty BEFORE the Jets got Wilson late in 1st round.
    I’ve watched every RU game for past 4 years and McCourty was a very good college player but it won’t translate to the Pro’s other than special teams.
    and now the Pats are going to have to start McCourty. The Pats are in more trouble than people think.

  40. Fins Suck says:
    September 1, 2010 2:29 PM
    Here come KoaSissy and the rest of the Fin idiots to remind us that the Fins exist ….
    ————————————-
    What’s wrong clown boy? Can’t handle the truth?

  41. @Simdogga77 you forgot that the dolphins choked and lost their last 3 games ( and 4 of 6, I believe). The steelers also lost big games down the stretch.
    The colts definitely laid down but not the bengals. They took their starters out after the jets were up big and dominating. Jets smacked them around the next week too.
    Of course they got lucky gettin in the playoffs but but you can’t deny the two road playoff games that Sanchez and the jets won against 2 division winners. All Sanchez has to do is not have 4 INT games and the jets will win 11 games.

  42. So let me get this straight this is the team who has a qb coming off a 12 or so td and 20 something int season they haven’t even sniffed they’re best player around practice or the team they trade for a pot smoking idiot wr that’s gonna be suspended like 4 games sign a few old ass dudes and trade for this soft ass cb who whiffs routine tackles just show he can show off his speed and you guys call the ravens over-rated?

  43. @GreenAsGrass
    Is that your crystal ball telling you how good these players are going to be?
    Oh, and guess what? The jests don’t have a player on their team half as good as Revis either!!!!!!!

  44. Florio – You are an idiot.
    I am so tired of you using “There’s already speculation and conjecture” in every story…then you always fail to give examples of this. Instead, you think it lends credibility to the “speculation and conjecture” that you try to fabricate on a daily basis.
    I have no idea how you continue to steal checks from NBC. Must have some pictures of NBC execs doing some crazy things. Post them on here. They would be 100 times more interesting than any story line you fabricate.

  45. lotion,
    agreed, let’s see them both play first. Loved McCourty at RU.
    agreed again, I am still pissed about the duping Belichek pulled on Tanny and Mangenius —> Gholston. Probably all time worse bust. Maybe just maybe Gholston will do 1 constructive thing this season…

  46. Puts the lotion,
    Don’t be so hard on GreenAsGrass,
    he has seen all McCourty’s games on his HD TV.
    He obviously knows more than BB who has watched every play of McCourty’s career, spent time with his head coach Greg Shiano and has spent countless hours on the Rutgers campus considering his son is a LAX stud there.
    Jets fans know how to scout, they read the latest up to date draft guides they can get on the internet.
    Didnt they just get the best RB in the draft, Joe McKnight, a STEAL in the 4th round?

  47. Grampats….where was Bellicheat and his drafting genius when these names were called:
    Daniel Graham
    Ben Watson
    Laurence Maroney
    Bethel Johnson
    Chad Jackson
    Terrence Wheatley
    but dont let the truth get in the way of you giving BB a toothless gum job LOL

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