Antonio Cromartie expected to visit Bills

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At the Scouting Combine last week, Bills coach Rex Ryan discussed the disappointing performance of his defense in 2015 and how they will improve in 2016 in the inimitable style he’s become known for since moving up to a head coaching job.

“We’ve got to be all in,” Ryan said, via the Buffalo News. “It’s kind of like being half-pregnant. Forget that. We’re all in. We’re fully pregnant now.”

To make sure the defense remains fully pregnant, the Bills may turn to someone who has some experience in that area. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that cornerback Antonio Cromartie is expected to visit the Bills soon and that Ryan is “intrigued” by the prospect of bringing Cromartie on board.

Ryan coached Cromartie with the Jets from 2010 to 2013 so the corner is familiar with Ryan’s scheme. Cromartie struggled with the Jets last season, leading the team to cut him earlier this month to save $8 million, but the Bills would likely be asking Cromartie to play a different role since they already have a strong pair of starters in Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby.

28 responses to “Antonio Cromartie expected to visit Bills

  1. This move wouldnt make a lot, or any, sense. The team is cash strapped for 1. Less than the media makes out, but still to the point where they cant do much beyond retain their own guys.

    But also, the team already has 2 starting CBs. They also have one of the most underrated nickel CBs in the league. They also have a #4 CB/S who is an overpaid but solid veteran they are trying to retain. So where would Cromartie fit in? Would he move to S? Except they already have 2 starting S lined up. No matter what spot he plays, they are either taking younger talent off the field or forcing him to play as a backup

  2. He’s a quitter…. You should have watched his last 8 game for the Cards… Forgot how to tackle and cover.. It was all about a contract.. Buyer beware and don’t forget to lock up the women too

  3. Rex! If you’re gonna go after ex jets try some of the more competent ones. IE, Demario Davis, Damon Harrison Bilal Powell. You know, guys who can still contribute at a high level.

  4. This guy has been mediocre for years and yet, at contract time he still manages a way to charm himself into scoring big.

    I guess he just uses the same skill set from scoring with the ladies.

  5. billsbackto81 says:
    Feb 28, 2016 4:04 PM

    Rex! If you’re gonna go after ex jets try some of the more competent ones. IE, Demario Davis, Damon Harrison Bilal Powell. You know, guys who can still contribute at a high level.

    Thought I read something somewhere he is after Powell.

  6. Wow…..first Rex has a foot fetish, now it’s pregnant women, FULLY pregnant women. So, he now has the moniker of barefoot pregnant women. Go Bills…….wow.

  7. Did you seriously just say the Bills starting corners were “STRONG?!?”

    I’m not sure which was worse… the pass rush, the tackling, or the secondary. But one thing is certain… ALL corners on the Bills were HORRIBLE. Cromartie would be an upgrade to anyone in that secondary, even if you played him at safety.

    But apparently this article was only written so you could make a joke about how many children he has put into this world.

    And that’s fine. Get your laughs in. But please don’t act like he’s not a decent corner, and a better corner than anything the Bills put on the field last season.

  8. watermelon1,

    Darby had an outstanding rookie season, something that apparently you missed. Gilmore isn’t as billed but he’s certainly solid. CBs are hardly the Bills’ biggest need. Either way, Cromartie’s not an upgrade over either.

    I suspect that if they sign him it will be to play FS where they need help.

  9. watermelon1 says:
    Feb 28, 2016 5:16 PM
    Did you seriously just say the Bills starting corners were “STRONG?!?”

    I’m not sure which was worse… the pass rush, the tackling, or the secondary. But one thing is certain… ALL corners on the Bills were HORRIBLE. Cromartie would be an upgrade to anyone in that secondary, even if you played him at safety.

    But apparently this article was only written so you could make a joke about how many children he has put into this world.

    And that’s fine. Get your laughs in. But please don’t act like he’s not a decent corner, and a better corner than anything the Bills put on the field last season.
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    Do you even watch football? Or do just want to bash the Bills just for fun? To say Cromartie is just as good as one of the better tandems in the NFL is comical. Cro was good 5 years ago but his time is past. He gets exposed without an elite corner on the other side. He’s just a Robin, he’ll never be Batman.

    Buffalo Bills

    Average PFF grade: 71.4

    Rex Ryan has one of the best cornerback tandems in rookie Ronald Darby (87.1, fourth overall) and Stephon Gilmore (84.6, 14th overall)

  10. “We’ve got to be all in,” Ryan said, via the Buffalo News. “It’s kind of like being half-pregnant. Forget that. We’re all in. We’re fully pregnant now.”

    Oh, Buffalo.

    It’s not even funny anymore, just downright pathetic.

  11. Bills Corners are very good. Lack of pass rush last year made it much tougher. Instead of covering for 3-4 seconds, they had to cover for 6-7. Tough to do in the NFL.

    Rex is like a little kid drafting a fantasy team, He only picks players from one team, the team he knows. Let Whaley do his job bringing in talent and stop with the Jet Rejects.

  12. Not sure he is enough of a bulky for Rex’s liking. He probably needs to go beat up a cop or two to get Rex’s attention. Maybe Shady can take him out on his next boys’ night out.

  13. Bad choice of words, Rex. You shouldn’t use the word “pregnant” within earshot of Cromartie; he’ll want an extra couple of million to feed his ever-growing brood.

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