NFL Network programmers looking to brand this dead time between OTAs and training camp should consider calling it trash talk season.
Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie was the latest player to join the craze during a chat on NFL.com.
On the Chiefs passing game: “They never had a passing game. They don’t even have [Tony] Gonzalez.”
On what makes it tough to cover Dwayne Bowe: “Dwayne Bowe only has two catches on me in two years, so I’ve never had a hard time against him.”
On playing in front of the Black Hole: “It’s boring in the Black Hole.”
And just for fun, who he’d prefer to date out of Ciara, Beyonce, Keri Hilson or Keisha Cole: “None, they are too uppity.”
Extra points for trash talking pop stars!
Cromartie’s comments about the Chiefs could be used as bulletin board material, but the third-year pro doesn’t sound worried.
He views trash talking as part of the game and even enjoyed Ocho Cinco’s recent comments directed at teammate Shawne Merriman.
“You gotta talk trash. That’s what makes it fun.”
Amen to that. Especially when we need something to write about.