This almost seems unfair. No, really. The New York have traded a 2011 draft pick to the San Diego Chargers for Antonio Cromartie. Yeah, you heard me right. The team with the best Corner in football just picked–for me–a top 10 Corner to play opposite Darelle Revis. Like I said, this almost seems unfair.
When Antonio Cromartie said he felt like he was done in San Diego and he had been complaining about the way the defense played I hope he knows that he got his wish.
If he was looking for more intense smash-mouth football then he found it in New York. With Rex Ryan at the helm and Doug Plank running their version of Plank’s “numbersake” 46 defense I’m not sure that Cromartie could be any happier.
At least the team he’s going to can win a playoff game!
Moreover, could the Jets be any happier? Are they really going to want a pick in next year’s draft if Cromartie puts them one step closer to a Super Bowl win? I think not.
Are they going to push even harder next year on defense? Yes. Are they going to lead the league in “all things” defense next year? Probably.
This feels like the Kwame for Pau trade. As unhappy as Cromartie was, don’t you think the Chargers could have worked it out? Instead of working it out they allowed one of their best players to go a team that JUST beat them in the playoffs. Not only that, but they only took ONE draft pick in return?
Where are the shrieking/angry fans in San Diego when you need them? I can only ride A.J. Smith for so long before someone else needs to take up the mantle. It’s a pretty simple equation.
You give away too much for too little and you end up losing out.