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Cromartie could have extensive role on offense

Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie AP

Tim Tebow isn’t the only member of the Jets who’ll be adding titles to his business card this year.

Coach Rex Ryan recently acknowledged that Cromartie “could” play offense.  The reality is that he “will” play offense.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, cornerback Antonio Cromartie will be playing receiver in multiple offensive packages.

The goal will be to turn him loose, stretching the field and keeping defenses intent on stuffing the “ground and pound” offense honest.  It could also open up the underneath routes for receiver Santonio Holmes and tight end Dustin Keller.  (Of course, if Cromartie catches too many passes, Santonio Holmes may need an explanation.)

Cromartie also will be a situational kickoff return specialist.  In 2011, he returned 17 of them, the most of his career.

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4 Responses to “Cromartie could have extensive role on offense”
  1. evilfhud says: Jul 29, 2012 9:41 AM

    He’s so dependable, consistent and professional on the defensive side so……why not add another role? Does this mean Mangold gets to kick PATs?

  2. tdk24 says: Jul 29, 2012 10:12 AM

    I smell a move of desperation. Not-so-sexy-rexy will be gone in less than 2 years.

  3. dumbasdirt says: Jul 29, 2012 10:19 AM

    If he is running down the field as a WR and returning kickoffs, he will be to tired to be an effective CB. Another good move by the Jets.

  4. scandinaviansausage1974 says: Jul 29, 2012 1:45 PM

    While the Jets could certainly use some help at receiver, I don’t think cannibalizing their defense will help them win more games

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