Antonio Cromarte Wants Jets Success More Than Individual Success

Antonio Cromartie, cornerback of the New York Jets, has become the veteran leader the Darelle Revis never was.

Antonio Cromartie, cornerback of the New York Jets, has become the veteran leader the Darelle Revis never was.

Antonio Cromartie is an athletic freak of nature. He is 6’2 and keep up with any receiver in the league. In 2012, Darelle Revis, considered by many to be the beset shutdown corner in the league, was injured. In his place, Cromartie performed admirably and earned the title of being a number one corner-back.

While his athletic ability has never been questioned as he was always projected to be an elite-type player, his off the field issues have held him back. Having fathered more children than a rabbit (nine kids spread out over eight women) and a few run ins with the law, Cromartie has he fair share of baggage.

With Revis gone, Cromartie has become the best cornerback on the New York Jets roster, and has flourished in the role.

With Revis gone, Cromartie has become the best cornerback on the New York Jets roster, and has flourished in the role.

This baggage has plagued him until recently. Starting with creating a defensive version of QB Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West”, Cromartie has come into his own and become one of the unquestioned leaders of the New York Jets locker room. Recently in an interview with the New York Post, Cromartie went as far to say

““I think so if I’m playing on a consistent basis and using my techniques and doing the things I need to do. “Can I be the best? Yes. Do I care to be? No. If we’re winning and I’m doing the things I need to do, then that’s what it’s really all about.”

I do not expect the Jets to do anything this season, but if they do, expect Rex Ryan’s defense to be the reason why. With Cromartie becoming a leader and first round picks CB Milliner and DE Sheldon Richardson, expect the Jets Defense to perform in the top 10 in the league.

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