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Cromartie on Moss: "He plays when he wants to"

100% of Jets starting cornerbacks agree: Randy Moss is a slouch.

A day after Darrelle Revis said Moss didn’t try particularly hard in the second half of the Week two Jets-Patriots game, the guy actually covering Moss in the second half agreed.

He plays when he wants to,” Cromartie said Thursday via ESPNNewYork.com. “He didn’t
have that same effort. I think you can see it on film. When you get in
his face a lot, he gets frustrated.”

In New England, Moss’ role in the offense was decreasing.  The team run two tight ends as their dominant formation and Moss caught only nine passes in the first four games.  In Minnesota, Moss figures to see a ton of targets, even in his debut. 

No matter what his effort is.

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68 Responses to “Cromartie on Moss: "He plays when he wants to"”
  1. helix says: Oct 7, 2010 8:11 PM

    *Sigh*
    Can we NOT have a motivated Randy Moss for MNF?
    FFS Cro, it’s bad enough Revis has to open his yap, but come on dude, you ain’t Revis.

  2. CalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 8:17 PM

    Yeah, Cromartie should be a resident expert on that analogy, since he pays his child support when he wants to and can remember his kids name when he chooses to. Hope he gets lit up Mon. nite.

  3. BackToJail4Vick says: Oct 7, 2010 8:22 PM

    Hey father of the year, tell us something we don’t know. Randy plays when he wants to, and your a father when you want to. So what?

  4. Mr_Papageorgio says: Oct 7, 2010 8:24 PM

    Cromartie calling out Moss for lack of effort is really funny.
    I guess it makes some sense…Cro has personal experience with that concept and can recognize it when he sees it.

  5. Neverend says: Oct 7, 2010 8:30 PM

    If I were Randy Moss, I’d absolutely SLAM Cromartie right now, badly…
    Get a conference call and completely insult this guy’s game. I can understand Revis talking trash, but Cromartie?
    Name me one receiver in the league that runs with 100 percent effort on every route? Especially when he knows the play isnt designed for him, or its a run play? Tell me a receiver that receives as much double coverage as Moss? Sometimes Moss runs deep routes to draw the deep safety to get other guys open knowingly the play isnt designed to go for him — but for someone else.
    Give me a break, people

  6. Dbellina says: Oct 7, 2010 8:30 PM

    Jets talking trash again.

  7. mikebyrne1502 says: Oct 7, 2010 8:32 PM

    For a guy who gets eaten up by Brandon Marshall every year, and seems to get at least 2 penalties a game caused by him, he sure has a lot to say.

  8. xkasicx says: Oct 7, 2010 8:36 PM

    You know Moss has said himself he plays when he wants to… whos to say he doesnt want to play every play?????

  9. xkasicx says: Oct 7, 2010 8:37 PM

    “Hey father of the year, tell us something we don’t know. Randy plays when he wants to, and your a father when you want to. So what? ”
    +1

  10. DailyNorseman says: Oct 7, 2010 8:42 PM

    http://rootzoo.com/threads/view/NFL-Football/San-Diego-Chargers/Antonio-Cromartie-Facebook-Updates-During-AFC-Playoff-Game-vs.-NY-Jets_300426
    Pot? Kettle?

  11. Fran the Man says: Oct 7, 2010 8:48 PM

    Something tells me that Randy is REALLY going to want to play some ball next Monday.
    Bad news for Jet fans.
    It’s good to be a Vikings fan!

  12. smiley says: Oct 7, 2010 8:51 PM

    Neverend – Wes Welker

  13. Sintalkin says: Oct 7, 2010 8:51 PM

    Cromartie
    LOL this dude needs to”wrap” it up. You would think well paid pros could afford condoms. Guess “bare back ” is his style like blown coverages.

  14. SoCalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 8:54 PM

    Thanks Mr. Cromartie! I’m guessing Moss will “want to play” Monday night. And unlike Brady, if Favre sees that you don’t have safety help over the top, try to mug him a little more discretely than normal.

  15. eshoreviking says: Oct 7, 2010 9:03 PM

    Yeah, I bet Moss can name all his kids!

  16. Leto_II says: Oct 7, 2010 9:09 PM

    “Cromartie pays when he wants to.”
    Signed,
    Cromartie’s illegit keedz

  17. Gautam says: Oct 7, 2010 9:12 PM

    Moss on Cromartie: “He is a father when he wants to”

  18. tornadosoul7 says: Oct 7, 2010 9:13 PM

    This is pretty much any NFL player. They know when they are on primetime, when the game matters, and when they don’t need to try.

  19. OJPimpson says: Oct 7, 2010 9:19 PM

    jets suck

  20. stetai says: Oct 7, 2010 9:22 PM

    Newsflash for the NFL: Randy Moss definitely WANTS to play for the Vikings, so be ready beyotches!!!

  21. PatricktheDookie says: Oct 7, 2010 9:28 PM

    Funny – I recall Cromartie not even trying to make a game saving tackle in the playoffs versus the Jets.
    Is that giving 100%?

  22. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 7, 2010 9:35 PM

    More motivation for Moss. It’s good that he’s being disrespected by the Jets. Randy should just go deep. It’s hard to get in his face when you are behind him. What do you think Farve will do? I might have to watch this game.
    GO STEELERS!

  23. ejmat says: Oct 7, 2010 9:39 PM

    I love it! Keep motivating him more Jets! Keep the comments coming. Please! It will a lot of fun seeing Moss play when he wants to and scoring TDs on MNF.
    If you don’t think they are already hyped up for the game, keep your comments coming.

  24. SportsDoc says: Oct 7, 2010 9:42 PM

    Whatever Cromartie….tell us something we don’t know. Like how many kids you really have. Moss is slouching all the way to the Hall of Fame.

  25. CHIEF ZEE says: Oct 7, 2010 9:43 PM

    T-shirt Time!!!

  26. RexRyanHasntSeenHisDinkySince1987 says: Oct 7, 2010 9:51 PM

    Damn, this is one of the funniest comment threads I have read in a loooong time, hahahahaha. Sintalkin, +5 my friend, LMFAO

  27. Cannon says: Oct 7, 2010 9:52 PM

    More Targets = More Big Plays

  28. NYMets says: Oct 7, 2010 9:53 PM

    Cromartie and Revis are both on the best team in the NFL and you schmucks can’t handle the truth.

  29. Deb says: Oct 7, 2010 9:55 PM

    Keep talking, Cromartie. I’m looking forward to an exciting MNF game. And a revved-up, pissed-off Randy Moss should make for a good game lol

  30. Hauschild says: Oct 7, 2010 9:56 PM

    What do these knuckleheads think is gonna happen when they continually rattle the cage of Moss???
    These dudes are gonna get torched on Monday nite.

  31. RexRyanHasntSeenHisDinkySince1987 says: Oct 7, 2010 10:01 PM

    NYMets says:
    October 7, 2010 9:53 PM
    Cromartie and Revis are both on the best team in the NFL and you schmucks can’t handle the truth.
    ___________________________
    Hahahaha, the only truth on this thread is the fact that Revis is really good, but he only had ONE good year, and Deion Sanders think Cro hits like a girl….lol. The Jets are the real deal this year, so far, but look at the Broncos last year, no one knows who the best team in football is yet

  32. Late Night Roach says: Oct 7, 2010 10:23 PM

    With Moss being a Viking now, he gets to play the Jets again. I’m guessing he’ll show up to play if he’s going to be Favre’s favorite.

  33. burntorangehorn says: Oct 7, 2010 10:25 PM

    Yay, more Jets in the headlines.
    I’m pretty much tebowed out on Jets hype and garbage.

  34. Harbs is the Man! says: Oct 7, 2010 10:33 PM

    NYMets= dumbass.
    Cro blows. Before you get into the whole pick against Baltimore, every blind squirrel finds a nut now and then. He also had about 4 PI, illegal contact, or holding calls that game, and remind me, did the Jets win?? Ummm…. NO. And remind me again, who has the top ranked pass D and overall D? I’ll give you a hint, not the Jets! The combo of Carr, Washington, and Webb just coming off injury is holding teams to 119 yards per game in the air. Enjoy your overpaid CB tandem, who won’t even be top 5 in the league this year!

  35. Devoe1129 says: Oct 7, 2010 10:53 PM

    On a side note. Cromartie can’t hang with Marshall.

  36. Corey says: Oct 7, 2010 10:59 PM

    This guy should know, he tackles when he wants too.
    How about that AFC Championship game Cro?

  37. TomBrady'sHairStylist says: Oct 7, 2010 11:12 PM

    Moss on Cromartie : He visits his kids when he wants to.

  38. Deb says: Oct 7, 2010 11:24 PM

    burntorangehorn says:
    Yay, more Jets in the headlines.
    I’m pretty much tebowed out on Jets hype and garbage.
    ————————————————
    Great post, great line: “tebowed out.” ROFL

  39. Sanchize says: Oct 7, 2010 11:25 PM

    First off, cut the S***. Cro was asked about what he thought Revis said about Moss, and the dude said the truth. He wasn’t “Moss sucks, im gonna own him.” he simply said Darelle was right. Why do you all blow this out of the water? You guys are unbelievable…

  40. Scheer1852 says: Oct 7, 2010 11:29 PM

    Somefans and KoaMisi have disappeared but it seems like theyve been replaced by about three or four Ravens fans since week one who feel the need to comment on every Jets post. I sense a little jealousy.

  41. CanadianVikingFan says: Oct 7, 2010 11:38 PM

    That was Shonn Green he wiffed on in the game against the Chargers, no slight against Green. Green is a baller when he plays well, but I’m going to enjoy watching what Adrian Peterson does to Cromartie.

  42. ADPeterson says: Oct 7, 2010 11:43 PM

    Honestly, Moss should tear it up for these trash talking Jets. I hope he knows they are saying this about him.
    I hope he pulls down 2 TD’s and Favre’s 500TD completion career on Monday night!

  43. SolidMarine says: Oct 8, 2010 12:02 AM

    Hey Pot, come meet Kettle.

  44. sven_ftw says: Oct 8, 2010 12:07 AM

    adrian peterson’s gonna have a field day.

  45. boltschick says: Oct 8, 2010 12:28 AM

    That is a hilarious comment coming from Cromartie.
    Not only did he not even try to tackle Shonne Greene in the playoff game, he actually stopped in his tracks to avoid contact.
    I hope Moss lights up the Jets on Monday night.

  46. PURP4LYFE says: Oct 8, 2010 12:57 AM

    Problem for them is Moss really wants to play here and he’s gonna get a TON of targets……….UH-OH

  47. footballisfun says: Oct 8, 2010 1:40 AM

    Do you have to be a dick to play for the Jets?

  48. RealityTrip says: Oct 8, 2010 2:14 AM

    With all that has happened and his next game being on a national stage, I would pity even the best corner back trying to cover 84. You are gonna look foolish. He plays when he wants to? Bet the farm he is gonna make the Jets secondary his bitch. Book it!!

  49. Roger Goodell's a tool. says: Oct 8, 2010 2:59 AM

    You see, it’s funny for multiple reasons. The two most obvious of which are as follows:
    A: Everyone know’s Randy Moss takes plays off. For that matter, everyone knows all receivers take plays off. Notice all the Brandon Marshall hate last week.
    2. If anyone in the league had any insider knowledge on taking plays off, it would have to be Cromartie. Dude, have you not caught enough flack from the Jet’s/Chargers playoff game to be humbled even slightly? Of all the players in the NFL to be qualified to call other players out on taking plays off, you are literally at the bottom of the list.
    Also note, please enjoy all the Pats/Vikes homers in here sucking Moss’s balls (not sure if that phrase passes the the new PFT “standards”).

  50. argos says: Oct 8, 2010 4:30 AM

    Their over confidence is their weakness and will be the laughing stock Monday night. They need to worry more about AP bowling each of them over than Moss. SMACKDOWN.

  51. Nsblend says: Oct 8, 2010 6:11 AM

    Takes one to know one.

  52. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Oct 8, 2010 7:34 AM

    Revis? Isn’t that guy on vacation or something?

  53. don4953 says: Oct 8, 2010 7:55 AM

    @CalViking
    Haha that was awesome. Thanks for making my morning

  54. Jack Burton says: Oct 8, 2010 8:23 AM

    Seeing Cromartie stiff armed into the stands by AP would be sweet music.

  55. flavordave says: Oct 8, 2010 8:24 AM

    Antonio pays child support when he “wants to”

  56. Curtis Martin's HOF Speech says: Oct 8, 2010 8:36 AM

    @ Harbs is the Man!
    Take it easy there, big guy. The Ravens won the game but the Jets beat themselves. No excuses, but I would love to see a rematch when the Jets are at the top of their game.

  57. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Oct 8, 2010 8:43 AM

    keep talking.

  58. Steeler fans are tools says: Oct 8, 2010 8:50 AM

    Thanks for polluting the population Cromartie.

  59. overkil2 says: Oct 8, 2010 8:57 AM

    “NYMets says:
    October 7, 2010 9:53 PM
    Cromartie and Revis are both on the best team in the NFL and you schmucks can’t handle the truth.

    Actually, right now the Chiefs are the best team in the NFL. PERIOD.

  60. FavresWaffleOutlet says: Oct 8, 2010 9:12 AM

    Late Night Roach says:
    October 7, 2010 10:23 PM
    With Moss being a Viking now, he gets to play the Jets again. I’m guessing he’ll show up to play if he’s going to be Favre’s favorite.
    ___________________________________
    He can show up all he wants…..that Jets D will probably have Favre in the locker room or on the sidelines with ice packs before halftime. Last time I checked, Randy Moss didn’t play O-line. AP will be lucky to get 75 yards on the night. Randy will be lucky to get 3 catches.
    This game will be one of the most watched in MNF history….and it may be Favre’s last in “the streak”.
    SKOL JETS!!!

  61. Barry McCaulkner says: Oct 8, 2010 9:26 AM

    Yeah I only work hard at my job when I feel like it too ..
    Like right now I’m reading this thread

  62. Calistin says: Oct 8, 2010 9:31 AM

    http://purplepantsgreenjersey.com/2010/10/08/brett-favre-elbow-injury-chris-cook-knee/
    Sounds like Randy won’t have to worry about catching many jumpballs on MNF…..

  63. wadatah says: Oct 8, 2010 9:32 AM

    Um, is he wrong? I don’t think so.

  64. ignoringthehaters says: Oct 8, 2010 9:33 AM

    This just in:
    The sun rises in the East
    The Earth is spherical

  65. wtf_seriously says: Oct 8, 2010 9:41 AM

    Way to buy into the hype for the game, everyone. And, if you watched the Pats/Jets game you saw that Moss DID slow down and give half effort in the second half of that game. It was noticeable in the TV coverage for crying out loud.
    And Moss was a Patriot, the Patriots and Jets are in the same division, so there would have been a Moss/Cro/Revis rematch whether or not he was traded. The Jets get to see Moss again with Favre running the O Line, and we all know the Favre/Jets history! I expect the Jets D to be playing with a vengence Monday night.
    It’s going to be a good one!~ Get your popcorn ready!!

  66. NyJetsTaketheEastin 2010 says: Oct 8, 2010 10:05 AM

    Harbs is the Man! says:
    October 7, 2010 10:33 PM
    NYMets= dumbass.
    Cro blows. Before you get into the whole pick against Baltimore, every blind squirrel finds a nut now and then. He also had about 4 PI, illegal contact, or holding calls that game, and remind me, did the Jets win?? Ummm…. NO. And remind me again, who has the top ranked pass D and overall D? I’ll give you a hint, not the Jets! The combo of Carr, Washington, and Webb just coming off injury is holding teams to 119 yards per game in the air. Enjoy your overpaid CB tandem, who won’t even be top 5 in the league this year!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………keep talking chump ,and your weak A$$ secondary is going to play some teams that actually have a passing game unlike the 3 other offensively anemic teams in the north ,we’ll see what happens then, it is unfortunant that Rex & Shotty went into that 1st game with such a overly safe game plan and handcuffed Mark or it would of been a Jet Blowout ,even with the 15 penalties…you musterd up only 10 points…….WHEW

  67. Raiders757 says: Oct 8, 2010 12:41 PM

    Even though I would have to agree that it’s bad timing to say as much, Cromartie is only telling it like it is. There is no excuse for anyone quitting on plays, or their team, like Randy Moss has. It should taint his record and be noted when he’s voted into the HOF

  68. CincyAllDaWay says: Oct 8, 2010 1:25 PM

    So Moss only plays when he wants to huh………..
    What a coinkydink…so does Cro!
    Advice to Cromartie….Stop worrying about a receiver that you don’t have a chance of covering and try to remember what your kids names are! Or better yet, just focus on being a dad first! You can always be a half assed football player later. Oh wait…that’s the one thing that you CAN cover!

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