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Cromartie wanted no part of Tebow in November, or now

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On a Thursday night in November, quarterback Tim Tebow engineered an Elwayesque late-game drive against the supposedly vaunted Jets defense, punctuating the come-from-behind win with a bull rush toward the end zone.

Playing the role of willing matador was cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

It wasn’t a full-blown Shonn Greene red-cape routine.  Instead, Cromartie made no effort to get away from Broncos receiver Eric Decker.  In fact, it looked like Cromartie held onto Decker in order to ensure Cromartie would be able to avoid throwing his body in front of the runaway “T” train.

And so it’s fitting, we suppose, that if Cromartie wanted no part of Tebow then, Cromartie also wants no part of Tebow now.

The Jets reportedly are interested in Tebow.  Cromartie isn’t.

We don’t need Tebow,” Cromartie wrote on Twitter.  “We sell out every home game let him go to Jacksonville Tampa or Miami.  Our wildcat offense can b ran by J. Kerley or Joe McKnight we straight.”

While G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan surely appreciate Cromartie’s personnel advice, it’s not Cromartie’s call.  But if other players feel the same way, adding Tebow to an already dysfunctional locker room will serve only to make things even more fun in 2012.

Or, for Jets plans, completely depressing.

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108 Responses to “Cromartie wanted no part of Tebow in November, or now”
  1. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:42 PM

    We straight

  2. thenmoveback says: Mar 20, 2012 11:42 PM

    J E T S suck suck suck

  3. nflfan555 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:43 PM

    What does he have 7 or 8 kids, he only can remember about four of their names. JETS poster boy and head Donk

  4. billsfan1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:44 PM

    Cro wants no part of anybody he can’t turn into a baby mama. Or that he would have to tackle

  5. killface4prez says: Mar 20, 2012 11:44 PM

    “Our wildcat offense can b ran by J. Kerley or Joe McKnight we straight.”

    can b ran? Oh, yes, Antonio. We straight.

  6. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 20, 2012 11:45 PM

    Oh my God…would this be awesome or what?

    Please, for all that is Holy…just do it Tannenbaum! Get the Messiah!!

    Dysfunction Jet Junction!!

  7. trbowman says: Mar 20, 2012 11:45 PM

    I don’t like Tebow’s game but this is coming from a dude whose quarterback is Mark Sanchez.

    A team that just extended him no less!

    C’mon man!

  8. trbowman says: Mar 20, 2012 11:46 PM

    Over/under twenty comments referencing Cromartie’s children.

    I’ll take the over

  9. ud1hens says: Mar 20, 2012 11:46 PM

    I don’t fully know Tebow’s football capabilities but I do know if Cromartie maybe surrounded himself with a few more “Tim Tebows” he wouldn’t have an uncountable number of kids.

  10. seanmmartin says: Mar 20, 2012 11:46 PM

    Never ceases to amaze me the stuff this idiot says.

    So glad I’m not a Yets fan.

  11. duanethomas says: Mar 20, 2012 11:47 PM

    I want him to go to Green Bay and his name will be CheeseUS instead of JesUS. Please go to the Packers!

  12. peternorth1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:47 PM

    Cromartie wants no part of Tebow or his 12 kids.

  13. cotts1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:47 PM

    The Jets would probably be a little better if they did not have Cromartie on their team….

  14. lolb23 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:48 PM

    Maybe Tebow can baptize Cromartie’s 8 kids

  15. jetslag44years says: Mar 20, 2012 11:48 PM

    You can ask Shonn Green about that also

  16. denverdave3 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:48 PM

    Not a good fit. Tebow is too classy.

  17. chawk12thman says: Mar 20, 2012 11:48 PM

    Seems more and more players are “tweeting” opinions that seem misplaced or inappropriate. The Owner/FO’s make the decisions on who is on the team and plays……speculating both positive and surely negatively does nothing to help the team move forward.

    It isn’t limited to just this circumstance, nor this team.

  18. reach4succeed says: Mar 20, 2012 11:49 PM

    Probably because Cromartie wont be able to use the Lords name in vain when he swears. Tebow is the best thing in the NFL for a long time back.

  19. jayzus says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    The Jets taking Teblow could edge them past the Dolphins in the “dysfunctional team” category.

  20. bucrightoff says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    Cromartie also wants no part of Trojans

  21. truthfactory says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    Anyone who wondered why Peyton never wanted to play there… this tweet says it all.

  22. ajm323 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    as a jets fan, this just confuses me.. I mean I get the Tony sparano wildcat thing but.. tebow?? really??

  23. rajbais says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    Is Tebow an a-hole?

    According to Cromartie, Tom Brady is one.

  24. nmunderdog says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    What a d-bag! Perhaps he won’t even be on the team next season. Obviously, he still hasn’t changed a whole lot from his days in San Diego. After watching press conferences today for Peyton Manning and Hines Ward, it makes Cromartie look like an even bigger douche bag!

  25. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:51 PM

    cromartie should focus on more pressing issues such as remembering the names of his children…

  26. ranksarot says: Mar 20, 2012 11:51 PM

    Cromartie was then struck by lightening.

  27. mlbbal52 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:52 PM

    Who cares…

  28. mikelitoris1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:52 PM

    “I’m going to wear No. 12 for the Jets,” Tebow said. ”I had the privilege of speaking with Joe Namath this morning. It really goes against everything I believe in being a guy who appreciates the history of football and I believe when a number is retired it should stay retired; but in talking to Joe Namath, I feel he really wants me to wear his number. It was a very humbling conversation and I am honored to wear his number, being another quarterback for the New York Jets as Mr. Namath was back years ago as one of the first quarterbacks to play here. It truly is an honor for me and I’m really following his wishes to wear it because that’s what he wants me to do and I’m honored to do that.”

    – Tim Tebow

  29. rajbais says: Mar 20, 2012 11:52 PM

    Wow! With regard to Tim Tebow Cromartie is now saying “f*** him!!! He’s an a**hole!!!”

  30. kacapaco says: Mar 20, 2012 11:53 PM

    Mouthy Cro should know his kids names before you mingling in GM’s business.

  31. paleandpasty says: Mar 20, 2012 11:53 PM

    He should be more concerned about learning his childrens names

  32. nccrabman says: Mar 20, 2012 11:54 PM

    Important that Cromartie stay away from Tebow due to his fear of immaculate conception.

  33. jameslongstaffe says: Mar 20, 2012 11:54 PM

    Cromartie may just be the worst ever lol. That Shonn Greene play was a disgrace!

  34. dmartin17 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:54 PM

    Shouldn’t Cromartie be a little more worried about birth control or child support and less so about Tim Tebow?

  35. heartinboston says: Mar 20, 2012 11:55 PM

    This team needs to be stripped down and put back together. They have some nice talents, but some real nut-cases surrounding them as well.

  36. patriotinvasion says: Mar 20, 2012 11:56 PM

    Cromartie also said that Sanchez got us to “2 AFC Championship Games”. Will someone please tell the Jets and their fans that “getting to” back to back AFC Championship Games and LOSING them both does not come with a trophy.

    The Patriots have lost their last two Super Bowls, but at least they have another two Lamar Hunt Trophies. Losing the AFCCG is just another playoff loss no one will ever remember in a few years time.

  37. dolfanatik says: Mar 21, 2012 12:02 AM

    I’m sure tebow would ve destraight about joining paper planes

  38. ibreathefootball says: Mar 21, 2012 12:03 AM

    Good luck playing backup to Kyle Wilson next year! Cromartie = overrated!!

  39. vincentbojackson says: Mar 21, 2012 12:05 AM

    Someone affiliated with the Jets is popping off?


  40. ravenator says: Mar 21, 2012 12:06 AM

    The entire Jets organization is one dysfunctional group of unqualified, egotistical, and underachieving personnel and players.

    They deserve their own reality television show.

  41. lilb360 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:06 AM

    Maybe I’m wrong (I’m sure I’ll be corrected if so), but wasn’t it, All world, best player to play the game ever, Darelle Revis who b!+ched out when Tebow came barreling around the corner during that game?

  42. jonkoethe says: Mar 21, 2012 12:08 AM

    We Straight…

    hahaha to funny

    Tim Tebow > Mark Sanchez

  43. ch8878 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:08 AM

    No body wants Tebow I guess no one likes winning.

    With that said watch Tebow become the starter for a new team the the idiots at ESPN, NFL Network, PFT and all other pro football sites and forums become surprised hes winning again goes to show there is no football expert just players who want to win, then players who just want a paycheck and finally there is Tebow a guy who has been told he can’t do this or that but yet he does it better then most.

  44. meytonpanning says: Mar 21, 2012 12:10 AM

    The only reason your games sell out is because people always have, and always will, pay for humor.

  45. mrslay1 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:11 AM

    CROWINGMARTIE.. giant head EGO that couldn’t deal with someone that is actually liked and cheered by the fans.

  46. lilb360 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:15 AM

    Bucrightoff: seriously funny. Awesome.

  47. jayquintana says: Mar 21, 2012 12:18 AM

    Tebow to the dysfunctional Jets? Oh, boy…

  48. jaimelh02 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:19 AM

    Breaking news… Cromartie just impregnated another woman

  49. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 21, 2012 12:25 AM

    Seems like the purpose of this article is to take a dump on Cromartie. I’m not the one to cry “haters!” but jeez Flo, this is like the second or third mention today.

  50. peternorth1 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:27 AM

    ” We straight”, “Can’t wait !”, Lets go get a damn snack!”

  51. chocolatebaconbutter says: Mar 21, 2012 12:28 AM

    “We straight” is the new “flabbergasted.”

  52. jimr9999us says: Mar 21, 2012 12:28 AM

    Hmmm…18 teams gave up fewer points than the J e t s last season and yet Sanchez and the J e t s O are the prob?

    Hey Cromartie…here’s an idea…shut your face until you play some elite D kk>?

    Honestly I’d be begging for t-bow to play strong safety on your quitting secondary if I was you.

    J e t s spells quit that’s right.

  53. justentertainingthestupid says: Mar 21, 2012 12:29 AM

    Speak English. “We straight”. You stupid.

  54. bossplayer213 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:35 AM

    LOL Fleece Johnson “We Straight”

  55. JaminJake says: Mar 21, 2012 12:36 AM

    This guy can remember how many different plays for his team but can’t name his children. That should tell you all you need to know about him.

  56. laserw says: Mar 21, 2012 12:37 AM

    I’m sensing that Cromartie is being a bigot. Whether it is the skin color or Christian issue, Cromartie just showed his true colors.

  57. snake11s says: Mar 21, 2012 12:44 AM

    Tebow playing for Rex Ryan?… Coach…thou shall not take the word thy god in vain after every incompletion/interception I throw!

  58. buccityboy says: Mar 21, 2012 12:45 AM

    Cro must think Tebow is a process server.

  59. stiller9305 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:47 AM

    By the time this thread runs its course Cromartie will have 9 children … dude be running out of names …

  60. grannyvi4 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:53 AM

    Sorry Jets fans…I think it would be a hoot for Tebow to join the team, just for the entertainment it would provide for the rest of us. Yes, yes, I know the Vikings organization is dysfunctional, but we don’t have nearly the characters that the Jets have — both players and coaches. And just when Sanchez was feeling comfortable in getting his new contract and being crowned the “leader” of his team. First Manning and now Tebow. If Sanchez wasn’t a head case before, he’ll be one by the time the season starts.

  61. blackdonnelly says: Mar 21, 2012 12:54 AM

    I never bought into the whole Tebowmania nonsense, and don’t care for Tebow all that much, but Cromartie’s way out of line here. If anything, maybe Tebow can teach him a little humility, and planned parenthood.

    What a total arse.

  62. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:55 AM

    The fact that the Jets would even consider trading for Tebow shows how disfynctional this franchise really is. You’ve already got one mediocre QB on your roster and now you want to trade for another one. Quit making NY look bad guys, even though I’m a Giant fan I would like to see this team win a Superbowl at some point, if it’s not going to be the Giants of course.

  63. bigjoe2269 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:00 AM

    He might be trash talking but he is right

  64. boilerup1869 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:42 AM

    I hope cromartie reads PFT

  65. jedimasterbates says: Mar 21, 2012 2:03 AM

    Cromartie is a straight up racist. He doesn’t like the fact that the white boy has moves and beat his team last season. If this was a white player saying this about a black player, the media would be all over it. Get some class, Cromartie. And stop giving up on plays, you selfish arrogant millionare dick.

  66. prplpuzzetrz says: Mar 21, 2012 2:07 AM


    Good call brother!!!! Aren’t these fools so predictable !!!!!!!

  67. jetsblogger says: Mar 21, 2012 2:20 AM

    What this article didnt mention is that he tweeted right after that they didn’t need another QB because they have Mark and he is confident in him. For all the stupid things he says, he is actually backing Sanchez up in his tweet. Nothing wrong with that…
    but please proceed with the same tired old joke about his kids, and while you are at it, mention that Rex is fat and that he likes feet. If you write that, you will be so original and everyone will think you are witty and funny.

  68. lilb360 says: Mar 21, 2012 3:01 AM

    Hopefully Cromartie’s little league team…errrr… Family has a better grasp on the english language than they’re absentee father.

    Cromartie just needs to go away, he and people like him are the reason that men have little to no chance of gaining custody of their kids. Responsible men should take exception to dead beat dads for all the aggravation they cause us.

  69. descendency says: Mar 21, 2012 3:07 AM

    Tim Tebow = Joe Namath

    Below average QBs given too much credit for winning and not enough for being lucky.

  70. tuckyous says: Mar 21, 2012 3:26 AM

    Pee-you-ess-ess-why, Cromatie ain’t got no alibi…

  71. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 21, 2012 3:36 AM

    While I love my Jets and think Cro is a pretty good corner. I’ll be the first to admit that Cro is retarded.

  72. IainRWB says: Mar 21, 2012 4:15 AM

    He said something similar about LaRon Landry when he wanted his buddy Reggie Nelson to sign, but did a 180 when Landry came on board. It would be the same with Tebow.

    The bi-polar Jets fan base both love and hate the prospect of Tebow, the same as they both loved and hated the idea of adding Peyton Manning. The truth is that the knives will be out for Sanchez as soon as he looks shaky whether Tebow is on the team or not. The media will stir up a frenzy around the team whether Tebow is here or not. All he brings is a new angle – and the skillet to run a complementary sub package (call it Wildcat if you insist) that diversifies and enhances our offense.

    It sounds like the Jets are getting ready to make a deal and if we can persuade Denver to take Bart Scott (perhaps by changing part of his guaranteed salary to bonus and swallowing it) as part of the deal, it’s a huge win for Mike Tannenbaum and his team.

  73. gab1934 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:30 AM

    Denver would live to regret getting rid of Tebow….they are crazy beyond repair paying Manning that kind of money!! Looks like they will be playing dual quarterbacks while they hone Tebow to Manning status, & should Manning get the coup-de-grace (in the neck) while on the field, Denver can always fall back on da “T”. They well know that Manning is playing on borrowed time, and they are willing to take that gamble knowing full well that 2 QB’s each playing at 80% potential, (or whatever Manning will be playing at come September), makes for 160% on the field! They still may live to regret it….but hey………it’s only money!! OH…and for justentertainingstupid…..remember Ron White’s words…”You can’t fix stupid!”
    Here’s his sign………

  74. discosucs2005 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:54 AM

    @patriotinvasion says:

    “The Patriots have lost their last two Super Bowls, but at least they have another two Lamar Hunt Trophies.”

    Wow. I never thought I’d see someone play the “ha ha! We lost two Super Bowls” card.

  75. tapochau says: Mar 21, 2012 5:59 AM

    Cro don’t want to have to tackle Tebow in practice

  76. tatum064 says: Mar 21, 2012 6:31 AM

    patriotinvasion says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:56 PM
    someone please tell the Jets and their fans that “getting to” back to back AFC Championship Games and LOSING them both does not come with a trophy.


    Someone please tell Patriot fan that “getting to” Super Bowls and LOSING both of them (post SpyGate) does not come with a trophy.


  77. dynaco says: Mar 21, 2012 6:53 AM

    patriotinvasion says:
    Losing the AFCCG is just another playoff loss no one will ever remember in a few years time.
    Well you remembered, and still waiting to forget???

  78. tamvu says: Mar 21, 2012 7:11 AM

    The shocking part is that his tweet is surprisingly legible and doesn’t sound like a fourth grader with crayons wrote it. Considering that compared to the average football player, he’s dumb as bricks

  79. thegonz13 says: Mar 21, 2012 7:13 AM

    Tebow would quote the Bible “Be fruitful and multiply”. Cromartie would actually listen to Tebow.

  80. giants56 says: Mar 21, 2012 7:27 AM

    It doesn’t matter who plays QB for the Jets as long as Giselle allows Brady to play.

  81. gorilladik81 says: Mar 21, 2012 7:36 AM

    Cromartie has more kids than career INT’s.

  82. southpaw2k says: Mar 21, 2012 8:15 AM

    And on today’s edition of Days of Our Jets…

    You know, it’d almost be too perfect for Tebow to land in New York. He’d add to the perfect storm that is the Jets, and he’d be playing in a major TV market for the NFL to cash in on. It’s practically a win-win all around. He actually might turn out to be the leader the Jets need to fix themselves, but who wants that to happen?

  83. jetfanfolife says: Mar 21, 2012 8:24 AM

    Jet fan here and I have to say that after last year’s performance by the “entire” team you’d think these players would just humble themselves and be quiet, at least until they start winning some games.

    We lost our last three games last year. Show some humility instead of embarrasing yourself

  84. khuxford says: Mar 21, 2012 8:34 AM

    thenmoveback says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:42 PM
    J E T S suck suck suck

    179 24

    That something as genius as the above message gets 179 likes just betrays that most of the anti-Jets responses here are ignorant hate.

  85. patfic15 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:37 AM

    Good to see the PFT pile it on Cro. I just wish I knew who set up his Twitter account for him.

  86. scrotiemcb says: Mar 21, 2012 8:42 AM

    Thanks for finally pointing it out. I’d be bitter about Tebow, too– if he exposed me on national TV and all that.

  87. jagsgrl says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 AM

    cromartie is a washed up has been that no one wants either

  88. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 21, 2012 8:54 AM

    We straight. What else need said? Cromar spoken. Jets ballen.

  89. davidcl77 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:56 AM

    “We straight.” What an idiot. He’s a coward with a big mouth. No wonder this foolish team is pathetic.

  90. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:57 AM

    Why is he still talking?

    Ohh I get it, hes afraid of Tebow.

  91. bleedpurplenblack says: Mar 21, 2012 9:04 AM

    This just in: Cromartie has 9th child, names it “we straight”.

    At least he’ll remember one name of his kids.

  92. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 21, 2012 9:06 AM

    Gutless football player and a waste of talent. Now you’re playing like a Jet.

  93. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 21, 2012 9:21 AM

    “supposedly vaunted Jets defense,”

    that’s the best line in a long time to explain the not yets.
    4-12 in 2012

  94. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:24 AM

    I would love Tebow to play for the Raiders. In crunch time he goes hard in the paint.

  95. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 21, 2012 9:26 AM

    also in the interview:

    Cromartie celebrating the birth of his 15th child.

  96. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 21, 2012 9:27 AM

    Wow. I never thought I’d see someone play the “ha ha! We lost two Super Bowls” card.”

    That’s because not one remembers the jets lone (one) trip to the SB in 4 BC.

  97. rc33 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:32 AM

    The “Golden Age” of Jets football is over. Back-to-back AFC title games losses…and that’s it. That’s the greatest run in Jets history.
    A flat-out joke of a franchise.

  98. modellforprez says: Mar 21, 2012 9:54 AM

    yea triple chin rax can def. use tim tblows I kno I kno 3:16 beat the stinkies 7 of 8 80 yarder in ot. but that wasn’t tebows mashin flake taylor for the td It was d.thomas

  99. megastaff says: Mar 21, 2012 10:00 AM

    I think maybe Tebow should pray for he doesn’t get traded to the Jets, I mean who knows how bad Elway really is.

  100. CKL says: Mar 21, 2012 10:34 AM

    boilerup1869 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:42 AM

    I hope cromartie reads
    Fixed it for you.
    We know he did well in one thing in school though, he can multiply.

  101. raiders5 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:49 AM

    Cromartie has alot of nerve to talk about another player. He needs to worry about not getting beat each play like he stole something. When they played the Raiders, they made him look like an absolute joke. What the Jets ” DO NEED” is another CB to compliment Revis bc he is a bum.

  102. maddog111 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:17 AM

    One thing they can agree on, is neither believes in contraception. So they’ve got that going for them.

  103. siaaa says: Mar 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    mating season must be over since he’s twitting again.

  104. thehaljordanproject says: Mar 21, 2012 11:30 AM

    I can pinpoint cromarties on field downfall to one specific play. Got to YouTube and type in Ronnie brown Antonio cromartie and watch the first video

  105. rajbais says: Mar 21, 2012 11:38 AM


    Cromartie can read?

  106. anotheryx says: Mar 21, 2012 1:13 PM

    Well, guess who is your backup quarterback now, Cromartie!

  107. mikesmajormojo says: Mar 21, 2012 9:06 PM

    Tell me… who really care what this douche has to say anyway?

  108. michael228 says: Mar 23, 2012 12:25 AM

    tatum064 says:
    Mar 21, 2012 6:31 AM
    patriotinvasion says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:56 PM
    someone please tell the Jets and their fans that “getting to” back to back AFC Championship Games and LOSING them both does not come with a trophy.


    Someone please tell Patriot fan that “getting to” Super Bowls and LOSING both of them (post SpyGate) does not come with a trophy.


    Actually, it does. You see, when you actually WIN the AFC, you earn the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP trophy. But apparently for jets fans, getting to-and LOSING-the AFC Championship is good enough for bragging rights.

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