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.

23 responses to “Chaz Schilens disagrees with Cromartie’s take on Jets receivers

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

  7. 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..

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. 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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