1st post, so don't kill me on my 1st input idea/hope.
I am on the side of keeping Revis & dealing Cro. Love them both but we need some cap spaces & new faces.
Noticed Arizona is in the market for a CB upgrade & they seem to be in a similar situation as us but waaaay worse. Our situation is just talked about more because we are in NY, along with the tebow controversy & others. I think they have no choice but to start a rebuild now, while we might can get a glimpse of luck & not have to start completely over with the right moves.
How about making a move for a player that deserves better?
Cromartie, Stephen Hill, Bilal Powell & David Harris for Larry Fitzgerald. Maybe throw in a conditional/performance 2014 draft pick that can be as high as a 1st if he plays to his pro bowl self?
Some may think I'm delusional or crazy to suggest this but I really believe we need to make a major move like this to somewhat change the offensive culture. Players got so used to that ground & pound crap, this move would be refreshing for the new offense. I think this is a solid return for the cards if they're looking to rework roster or rebuild.
Cards D is actually pretty strong, so I'm not sure they're looking at strengthening it as a priority, much more they need to get better on O. Other than QB, their biggest weakness is OL, especially at the tackle positions.
Cro in particular would need to move to a man-on-man defense team rather than zone - this is why he's playing well for the Jets compared to SD. If he trades to a zone team he won't be as impactful IMHO. Same with Revis. I'm not sure what Arizona play.
I'd rather re-sign Revis to a six-year, $100 million deal and trade Cromartie, too. Cromartie is counting for $10 million against the cap in 2013, an absurdly high number for a #2 CB.
However, even off a torn ACL, Revis still will command more in the open market. Revis, for all his money demands, doesn't get in any confrontations, is as quiet as a church mouse off the field and works damn hard. There's no question that he's the best in the game. Cromartie, while he's a top 10 CB, he isn't "elite" and nor is he anything but a good guy - not a thug, ahole, etc - but not a stand out citizen either. He's also older than Revis and teams would have to worry about re-signing him after 2014. So, more likely than not, Revis will be the one who's dealt.