“I’m honest, I’ll give myself a C,” Antonio Cromartie told reports after practice Thursday.
It’s no secret that the no 1 for the New York Jets has not had a good season thus far. Cromartie, who stepped in last year and filled in for then injured All-Pro corner Darrelle Revis, was a Pro Bowl selection; but this year, not so much so.
Cromartie went on to say that he didn’t even think he was playing at Pr -Bowl caliber, mentioning that he needs to get better.
Cromartie has not had a great season, which is quite honestly a big reason why the Jets’ secondary has not been successful. Not to put it all on Cromartie’s shoulders, but as a Pro-Bowl selection, you tend to rely heavily on him. With the injury to Dee Milliner, Cromartie hasn’t had much help with Kyle Wilson and Darren Walls, along with decent safeties in Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry.
The rush defense has been great, but the pass defense has been suspect. Against a team like the New England Patriots this week, the pass defense needs to be spot on, or else they’re not going to be giving your team a chance to win. In order for this to happen, Cromartie needs to step up and show how capable he is of being a shut down corner.
Before Revis left the Jets, Cromartie always used to say how he was the second best corner in the league. Aside from Revis, now go prove it, and help your team win.