New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has weighed in on the trade that brought cornerback Antonio Cromartie to his roster.
He likes it.
Quite a bit, actually.
"He's got great man cover skills that are unusual," Ryan said in a statement released by the Jets. "It's rare to see a corner with his ball skills. He's a difference-maker.
"There's an old saying when you evaluate corners: 'Can they find it? Can they catch it?' And he can do all that. He's got long arms where he can press you at the line of scrimmage. He'll fit perfectly into our system."
Ryan claimed Cromartie's athleticism will allow the Jets to camouflage their defenses better by allowing them to move All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis off the opposition's top target. Stealth is a major component to Ryan's aggressive 3-4 defense. The fewer tells they exhibit before the snap, the more dangerous they become.
"Now we don't necessarily have to always put Revis on the toughest guy," Ryan said. "We can switch it up. This pair gives us even more options on defense. We should be able to disguise what we're doing a little better than we've done in the past.
"He's going to be a huge, huge addition for us because what he's going to bring to the table from a physical standpoint is going to be tremendous. He's got some unbelievable gifts, and we're just fortunate to have him on our team. When you combine him with the players that we already have, we're going to be really tough on defense."
[QUOTE=badXample;3515960]Greene is a beast, but Cro clearly didn't even try at a clear shot to the runner. You can see him pull up and stop for no reason, other than being soft and avoiding contact.[/QUOTE]
Being an obvious San Diego fan... do you feel that Norv Turner has the ability to motivate anything at all?
Hey guys, yep, diehard Chargers man here, just popped in to see what everyone is thinking in regards to the ScareCro deal you guys have made.
Personally, theres a group of us over at the Charger Board that couldn't be happier to see his arse finally kicked to the curb..........total no brain cancer, that takes gutlessness to a new level, that will never live up to his potential, simply because he has nothing at all going on between the ears.
You'll love his hotdogging on the field, his twittering is legendary,( but you'll need a dictionary to figure it all out) ........ his partying and Champagne bottle throwing need so work though, and well we all know about the antics with the Ladies, its a never-ending story with this Primmadonna.
I really dont see the New York nightlife being of any interest to him whatsoever, I mean we are talking about a highly intelligent individual afterall.
No smack intended, just telling ya like it is ........ this is one trade you'll seriously be regretting come Xmas if NOT before, but we all over at Chargers.com Thank You for taking him off our hands.