Patrick Peterson: All Antonio Cromartie talks about is “freaking New York”

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After the Cardinals lost to the Panthers in the playoffs and lost defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to the Jets head coaching job, cornerback and impending free agent Antonio Cromartie said that he was open to a return to the Jets a year after the team cut him to save money.

That move led Cromartie to Arizona, where he turned in a strong season on the way to a postseason berth. Fellow cornerback Patrick Peterson would like to have Cromartie back for a return engagement in 2015, but his take on Cromartie’s response to his recruitment efforts suggests that Cromartie might be a bit more than open to a second stint with the Jets.

“I’m definitely trying to keep him here,” Peterson said, via ESPN.com. “It’s going to be tough, especially with Todd being in New York and he loves [New York]. That’s all he talks about is freaking New York. I’m definitely trying to get him to stay and we’ll see what happens.”

Cromartie has kept a house in the area and said that whatever choice he makes this offseason about his home for 2015 will be affected by what’s best for his family, which is living in that house while his kids go to school. The Jets certainly need some help at cornerback, which could make Peterson’s job even tougher once other teams are allowed to start talking to members of this year’s free agent class.

51 responses to “Patrick Peterson: All Antonio Cromartie talks about is “freaking New York”

  1. makes sense ..why stay with a contender when you can return to play for a perennial cellar dweller

  2. Woody is the god-father to eighteen of his kids. Woody also lent him 5 Million a few years ago when Cro was broke. And Cro “loves” the free ETB cards NYC gives out like cotton candy.

  3. “#nobodyhasitbetter”

    At the very least every team that made it to the playoffs this year “has it better” than the 9ers.

    But hey, don’t let actual facts get in the way of your fantasies.

  4. Dude has a lot of mouth’s to feed. He’ll go where the money is regardless of where it’s at.

  5. “Cromartie has kept a house in the area and said that whatever choice he makes this offseason about his home for 2015 will be affected by what’s best for his family, which is living in that house while his kids go to school.”

    That must be a big house.

  6. Nothing like week-old news on PFT. Cromartie will probably be the Dansby of this year: One-year deal, performs well and chases the money even though Cardinals will make a fair offer – they just can’t/won’t compete with a team willing to overpay.

    Such is the NFL.

  7. Doesn’t matter how many kids you have. $1 million a year a far more than enough to feed yourself and 8 kids. People are just stupid with their money. You don’t have to feed them freaking filet mangon’s for every meal. Be smart

  8. He has 4 kids with his current wife. 8 other children with 7 different women. He will be broke within 3 years of his retirement

  9. “makes sense ..why stay with a contender when you can return to play for a perennial cellar dweller”

    Your recent memory is flawed.

  10. “Dude walks around here singing ‘New York New York’, singin’ Broadway show tunes, callin’ Spike Lee to hook him up with Knicks tix–what’s up widdat?”

  11. Peterson and commenters are ignoring the intangible side of Cromartie in NY.

    NY was where he was made a better person, it was also the place where he became a leader in the locker room and started to show his worth when Revis went down in 2012. If it weren’t for Mike Tannenbaum bringing Cro to NY who knows where he would be today.

    I would welcome him back with open arms.

  12. He would rather play in NY so he can meet more women and add to all the children he’s had with countless women.

    He has so many kids by so many women, he couldn’t even remember all their names (the kids’ names).

  13. Jets spent a lot of time cleaning up Cro’s act to get him to NY.

    The reason why they let him go wasn’t just the money. Cro suffered, and played through, a hip injury. So that’s what the Jets were looking at after the ’13 season, paying 6 mil for a cb with a potential chronic hip injury.

  14. Perhaps you should take that up with team ownership… as long as they call themselves the New York Jets” anyone who wants to refer to NY instead of NJ gets a pass.

  15. “Come on out Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermot, Jacob, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumer, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Chloe, Max, Hunter, Kendall, Caitlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kyra, Ian, Lauren, Qbert, Phil.”

  16. He’s coming to Seattle, who’d rather pay Cromartie than pay Maxwell. Too bad Seattle didn’t plan on having a better corner on that side in the SB. Edelman and Brady torched that side of the field.

  17. wait, do the seven or is it eight, “baby mama’s” all live in his new York house with his 23 children? dude’s got his own cast of real housewives of New York all set for production. Either that or the next season of Big Love.

  18. Cromartie played well for the Cardinals and they say they would like to re-sign him. But as a veteran guy who probably doesn’t have that many years left, he’s entitled to look for the best offer. If he goes back to New York, then it’s next man up for the Cardinals. That would probably be Justin Bethel. Maybe not as good a cover guy as Cromartie but a better tackler.

  19. The guy (at last count) had 8 kids by 8 different women. He’s not the type of guy I’d want on my team. He’s obviously not sexually responsible so why would I think he could be responsible or accountable for anything else?

  20. Well technically he wants to go back to New Jersey but ok then. I’m not going to make the stereotypical joke about him I’m just going to say he’s a good player and best of luck to him wherever he goes.

  21. How many children has he got now? He seems to have them with every woman he hangs out with. Maybe he needs to go where the money is.

  22. LOL at going to Buffalo. I’m sure Cro loves the idea of an 11-hour drive to New York City..

  23. I love how PFT has posted several times that he had a good year in AZ. They must have forgotten the game where Demaryius Thomas made dude look like a stone footed rookie?

    Allowed 8 receptions for 226 yards and 2 TD’s. There was actually another 76 yarder that Cromartie got burned on for a touchdown that got called back because of a hold. His long reception that day was 86 yards for a touchdown. Covered by Cromartie. Yeah, he’s good.

  24. randyschwimmer7 says:
    Feb 9, 2015 4:45 PM
    I love how PFT has posted several times that he had a good year in AZ. They must have forgotten the game where Demaryius Thomas made dude look like a stone footed rookie?

    Allowed 8 receptions for 226 yards and 2 TD’s. There was actually another 76 yarder that Cromartie got burned on for a touchdown that got called back because of a hold. His long reception that day was 86 yards for a touchdown. Covered by Cromartie. Yeah, he’s good.

    =============
    You’re right, the Broncos are highly overrated. I mean, they only were one game better than the Cardinals, despite a much higher payroll. Anyone who got torched by the Broncos probably shouldn’t have been, as that is a broken franchise. Luckily, the Cardinals are going in a different direction than the Broncos.

  25. You know why…because theres too much of nothing out here in the dirt…filled with racism, guns, wrong way drivers, and crystal meth. I dont blame him. He can win elsewhere and in the easier conference like the AFC. AFC has the tougher QBs to play against so the need for some good free agent DBs are in demand.

  26. hakunamangata says: Feb 9, 2015 2:21 PM

    “Cromartie has kept a house in the area and said that whatever choice he makes this offseason about his home for 2015 will be affected by what’s best for his family, which is living in that house while his kids go to school.”

    That must be the big house.

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    fixed that for ya hakuna.

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