Originally Posted by chesapeakejet
B/c opposing qb's don't throw at him.
It's largely irrelevant because it is continuously being ignored by the Revis lovers that between Cromartie and Revis you are looking at between 15-20% of your salary cap being locked up in a defensive position.
If I could trade Darelle Revis right now, in conjunction with my first rounder this year to Kansas City or Jacksonville for their first rounder next year, I would do it in a freaking heartbeat.
It almost guarantees to net me JaDaveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater next year.
Now follow me here:
Building a franchise works like this:
You build up your offensive line and your defensive line, then you move on to QB.
You build outward from there. You do not invest 20% of your payroll in CB's and wonder why you can can't win any shootouts because your offensive talent (line, QB, or skill positions) is terrible since you couldn't sign anybody.
Furthermore, if you aren't blitzing and you have the Hand of God playing CB for you eventually the play will break down and all your CB's have to work off it instinct at that point.
Eventually the wideouts will get open. Hence D-line is a million times more important in this regard.
Lastly we get to Revis' shortcomings:
He is not large. He's technically perfect, his technique is absolutely perfect. However, you cannot stick him on Hernandez or Gronkowski.
Cromartie is faster and larger. Cromartie, if his improvement under Thurman continues, is ultimately more appealing. If he ever develops an iota of tackling skill, he will translate to an awesome safety. This is before we factor in that this guy simply cannot hold out. He has far too many mouths to feed.
Cromartie is an athletic freak who has improving technique. He will not hold out on this team. He is relatively affordable. Revis has already shown he will hold out and his goal is to be the highest paid defensive player in the league.
This is a selfish player. This team does not need both of them. Because there's no precedent. The last team to have corners that good were the Niners and Cowboys in the 90s before there was a salary cap...........