NY Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie elevates play after inspiring chat with Darrelle Revis
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ntonio Cromartie has noticeably elevated his play since Darrelle Revis was lost for the season, but Cromartie said it was a conversation he had with Revis, not the ACL injury, that pushed him to new heights.
On the plane ride home after a Week 2 loss to Pittsburgh, Revis laid down his expectations for Cromartie as a teammate.
“Before he even got hurt, we had a conversation, saying I need to play at a high level. It took for him to come talk to me as a peer, to make me understand, we can have one of the greatest one-two punches at corner,” Cromartie said. “I honestly thank Revis for . . . coming to talk to me, being a great teammate and making sure I’m playing at a high level.
“We expect so much out of each other. We always talk, but it was a different conversation,” Cromartie added.
Revis tore his ACL the next week in Miami.
“It shouldn’t have took for Revis to go down for me to be playing at a very high level,” Cromartie said. “I think I took for granted having Revis on the other side.”
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