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Chaz Schilens disagrees with Cromartie’s take on Jets receivers


The members of the Jets offense spent a lot of last season sniping at one another and now two players who weren’t part of the group last year are having a back-and-forth about the quality of the Jets receiving corps.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie has been working with the wide receivers a bit during training camp and the experience left him feeling like he was the second-best receiver on the team. That didn’t sit too well with Jets wideout Chaz Schilens, signed as a free agent from Oakland this offseason. Schilens said he and other receivers felt slighted by Cromartie’s comments and that he thinks Cromartie is lacking a proper understanding of what it takes to be an NFL receiver.

“I’ll let him think whatever he wants,” Schilens said, via the New York Daily News. “I think he thinks receiver is a little different from what it actually is. He’s unbelievably talented and he plays cornerback.”

Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano didn’t weigh in on where Cromartie ranks on the depth chart, but did say he appreciated Cromartie’s confidence. He and the rest of the Jets coaches obviously also appreciate Cromartie’s talent (or believe there’s a lack of it among the current receivers) or they wouldn’t be trying to see if they could gain anything by playing on both sides of the ball.

On some teams,inter-offense yapping might feel like trouble. It feels like old hat for the Rex Ryan Jets.

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23 Responses to “Chaz Schilens disagrees with Cromartie’s take on Jets receivers”
  1. steeelfann says: Aug 1, 2012 12:28 PM

    Cromartie also may have trouble with other subject matters outside of NFL wide receiver positions such as………fertility of women, being a good father, understanding child support costs, etc.

  2. oaklegend says: Aug 1, 2012 12:30 PM

    If Schilens stays healthy he will be one of the top two WRs on that team. He’s lost a step to injuries, but he can get open, go up and get the ball, snag it and take the ball downfield. I don’t miss all the worrying about his health, but I was still sad to see him go.

  3. bwisnasky says: Aug 1, 2012 12:33 PM

    then, as he was walking away from the interview, Schilenz proceeded to break a bone in his foot and will be riding the bench for 14 of 16 games with a promise that next year he will be back and fulfill his limitless potential.

  4. joetoronto says: Aug 1, 2012 12:37 PM

    Glass Schilens is a very talented WR.

    For years, I kept waiting for a stretch of games where he would be on the field.

    It never came.

  5. cali49er707 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:44 PM

    Didn’t Rex just say 2days ago that this year the locker room will not have the same issues last seasons team had with a divided locker room?? I take it “Crow” never got the memo.

    And Rex continues his perfect streak on WRONG predictions!!

  6. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:54 PM

    Good to see everything is business as usual in New Jersey.

    The rest of us in the division need a chuckle once in a while.

  7. kacapaco says: Aug 1, 2012 12:58 PM

    Can any franchise in any sport be more desynchronized and bravado-filled than the Jets? Nope.

  8. newkirk850 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:58 PM

    I am loving this! They have the 4 letter all in the Kool-aid dropping turds everywhere and these guys can’t keep their traps closed. Ket the implosion commence!

  9. xxwhodatxx says: Aug 1, 2012 1:03 PM

    So much for a united locker room.

  10. okldrdrs2111 says: Aug 1, 2012 1:09 PM

    Yeah cromartie’s a great receiver alright, I especially liked the catches he never made when kicking the ball off to him last year. Is he also the best kicker too?..because after dropping the ball he seemed to kick it away from himself pretty far..

  11. dietrich43 says: Aug 1, 2012 1:12 PM

    Cromartie didn’t mean he’d be the second best WR based on stats, he meant by legal troubles – and in that, he’s probably better than Santurdio.

  12. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 1, 2012 1:24 PM

    Well, recievers can’t tackle so maybe Cromartie should move to that position.

  13. txraiderfan says: Aug 1, 2012 1:38 PM

    C’mon Chaz, at least Cromartie is able to get a drink of water without landing on the DL for 3 months

  14. riverhorsey says: Aug 1, 2012 1:54 PM

    Shouldn’t Ryan be telling Cromartie to shut his face ? He did say a week or two ago it was going to be a dif locker room going forward.

    If it is then he needs to put a muzzle on some of the players that are rocking the boat.

    Sucks toes or go blow baby.

  15. profootballwalk says: Aug 1, 2012 2:06 PM

    Haven’t played a down, and already in disarray. Your New York Jets!

  16. chazzmon says: Aug 1, 2012 2:08 PM

    Hey Rex give Plax & TO a call they need work and better than what you’ve got.

  17. lks311 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:16 PM

    Giants fans must love having the Jets around for, you know, comic relief. Sort of like the Court Jester until the real talent takes the stage.

  18. Matt says: Aug 1, 2012 2:52 PM

    There was a time when Chaz when the #1 WR on the Raiders depth chart, but then he got hurt. And hurt again. And hurt again. And when he gets hurt with the Jets, Cromartie will pass him on the depth chart.

  19. painsyndicate says: Aug 1, 2012 2:58 PM

    J-E-T-S Rex, Rex, Rex!

    The NFL needs this clown show for distraction.

  20. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 1, 2012 3:17 PM

    Cromartie is pretty much an idiot who plays cornerback for a living.
    I don’t think I’d worry much about what comes out of that hole in his face…

  21. mailman2504 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:27 PM

    I hate the Jets. Hype up a team who MIGHT win 8 games this year. Chaz Schillens has 902 total rec. yds over 4 seasons, and he’s competing for a starting spot? Good luck NY, but you’re back to being the laughers of the AFC

  22. captainloaded says: Aug 1, 2012 8:28 PM

    Didn’t Rex say the locker room strife was over with?

  23. backindasaddle says: Aug 1, 2012 9:03 PM

    Too too much….. we’re barely into training camp and the Jets are already at each others throats. I guess Santurdio IS on the right team after all. He not only fits right in, but he’s the Master of Ceremonies.

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