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Cromartie’s Starting Feat Not Too Common in NFL

Posted by Randy Lange on December 12, 2012 – 5:18 pm

Congratulations to Antonio Cromartie, the latest member of the NFL’s Two-Way Football Club.

Many Jets fans are aware that Cro got a rare double start on Sunday at Jacksonville. He was lined up at split end on the game’s first offensive play and he was at his old, familiar right corner spot for the defense.

Have any other Jets done the double before Cro? I can’t find any back to 1977. Of course we remember WR Keyshawn Johnson doing it all in the 1998 AFC Divisional Round Game vs. Jacksonville, including coming up with an interception off of an end-of-game Hail Mary fired up by none other than Jaguars QB Mark Brunell. But Key didn’t get the start on defense. And Bobby Humphery started four games at WR in 1984 before flipping over to LCB, where he started 35 games, including every game in 1988-89, but again, Humphery never started on O and D in the same game.

However, we can say that Cromartie became the first NFL player since 2008 to start for his team on offense and defense in the same game. The last player with that daily double was Spencer Larsen, who was the Broncos’ precocious rookie middle linebacker in ’08 and at Atlanta on Nov. 16 also started at fullback.

(As a completely unrelated trivia aside, five other players besides Larsen started that day in that game who either previously had been or subsequently would become Jets. How many of those five can you name? Answer below.)

We remember Cromartie getting his feet wet at wideout this summer. He got his first work with receivers in the second half of individual drills at the Aug. 13 practice at SUNY Cortland, after which he said he’s looking forward to playing offense in a game.

“I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to try to play both ways in the NFL for a while,” Cro said then. “It’s fun. It’s just an opportunity to get the ball in your hands and another challenge. I’m looking at going out and playing receiver as a challenge for me. I’ve been asking for it since I was a rookie in San Diego.”

AC didn’t take his WR game into the preseason nor into the first four regular-season games. But he was on the offensive side of the ball for three plays against the Texans and had two passes thrown his way by Mark Sanchez, both incomplete. Including his three offensive plays at Jacksonville, he has 15 plays on offense this season.

And counting his one catch for a 2-yard loss against the Jags, Cromartie now has one pro catch for minus-2 yards. His debut as a pass catcher instead of a catch preventer came late in the first quarter, when he motioned out of the slot, took a short pass from Mark Sanchez, and couldn’t escape the clutches of Jason Babin to get upfield.

Will Cro’s wideout career ever get flying? He could obviously still be used in a pinch in the final three games this year. However, if Braylon Edwards is healthy and ready to participate immediately (we’ll find that out Thursday), if Stephen Hill’s knee sprain comes around quickly, and/or if Clyde Gates gets clearance from his concussion, plus Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens and Mardy Gilyard, there may not be any spare reps to be had at the position.

But we expect Cromartie to keep turning up here and there regardless as he just keeps trying to help his team win.

Pro Bowl Stretch Run

It’s been a rough year for the Jets and that is reflected in the Pro Bowl snapshot as the fan online balloting on NFL.com heads down the stretch. No Jet is in the top 10 as released by the league today, and no Jet is a leader at his position among AFC vote-getters.

But needless to say, some Jets may still get their names called for the annual all-star game, and if you want to help your favorite player in green and white make it to Hawaii, you can still vote here on NYJets.com.

Balloting concludes Monday, Dec. 17, following the conclusion of the Jets-Titans Monday night game.

Would you like to see C Nick Mangold make his fifth Pro Bowl and fourth as a starter? Want to send LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson to Oahu for his fourth straight appearance? Support RG Brandon Moore, who went to his first PB last year? Drape Cromartie, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, S LaRon Landry or LB David Harris in leis and in the red-and-white AFC jerseys the week before this year’s Super Bowl?

The AFC and NFC squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the conferences. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Dec. 20-21. The game is Jan. 27, 7 p.m. EST, televised live by NBC from Aloha Stadium.

Rex Cetera

Edwards is expected to wear uniform No. 17, as he did when he was with the Jets for 34 games in 2009-10 and in fact as he has worn for his entire pro career. … Falcons starters on 11.16.08 against Denver were DE John Abraham, FS Erik Coleman and TE Ben Hartsock. Broncos starters that game were former Jets first-rounder Dewayne Robertson and C Casey Wiegmann, who played three games for the 1996-97 Jets.

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52 Responses to “Cromartie’s Starting Feat Not Too Common in NFL”

  1. By GaryC on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry guys,Cromartie isn’t exactly Chuck Bednarik,they are still just grasping for straws.

  2. By punchie on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    And we almost didn`t resign him. on another note welcome back Braylon you have been sorely missed

  3. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Who Wishes He Hadn't Seen So Much Failure in Green and White on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    “Cromartie’s Feat” wouldn’t even be imaginable if this team, and especially this HC, understood and valued the importance of the passing game, as scjoe was pounding home on the story before this one. More distractions, of which the worst has been Tebow, all designed to keep our minds off what a badly-run org this is in the FO and what a badly-executing team this is on the field. But as Roger Daltrey might well be singing in Madison Square Garden right at this very minute, “WE DON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN!”

  4. By russ on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Cromartie should be paid in Gold Coins..all others should get a debit card…

  5. By ELI RODRIGUEZ--#17 Are you the1--2 saveM.S. on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    The biggest mistake Rex Ryan could do Monday is not activate McELROY, If he’s serious about this playoff run give yourself every opportunity. You just can’t count on M.S. even with Edwards, surely there’s someone that can sit…oh yeah fire T-REX.

  6. By Byrdman on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Mangold is still playing at Pro Bowl level but Moore hasn’t really been the same since that hip injury. D-Brick is a good pass blocking RT but known as a weak “patty-cake” run blocking line man. Clearly NONE of our skill position players are going to Hawaii! On D Landry has had a great “comeback” season, should possibly be in the PB conversation. Unfortunately for Wilkerson he’s having a solid season but just doesn’t have any flashy sack numbers to throw around. The “Over the Hill Gang” of LB’s has negated much of the impact guys like Mo and Coples could have potentially had this year. Cromartie ? Where are all the interceptions this year? Disappointing year overall for the team and the individual players !

  7. By Bennett on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Ron Alexander please excuse my poor choice of words to describe Hill’s “style” You catch a basketball with your hands. Because of the shape and dynamics of a football,( the spiral) you catch a football with your hands either against your body or bring it into your body. You cannot catch a football like a basketball is my piont. The phrase he hit him in the guts with that pass should give you the picture of what I am trying to convey . Of coarse you grab many with your hands but have a ball to the gut is usually the preferred method and gives a miuch greater chance of success.All recievers have to of coarse hand catch the ball. cont.

  8. By Bennett on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Ron A. What I noticed with Hill is even when a pass is delivered to his ” gut ” his arms are outstreched and he attemps a “basketball ” catch when he shouldn’t and the ball bounces of his hands when it should be buried in his body Suffice to say I have caught and attempted to catch a few footballs in my day. With your background I am surprised you did immediatley pick up on this. Prehaps I was not clear

  9. By Howie D on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply


    I know Marcus Coleman didn’t start at both positions, but I seem to remember a game – maybe against the FINS – where he did the double duty? Not sure. He did a good job for us, until expansion Texans claimed him.

  10. By Randy Lange on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Howie D, you are correct. Marcus Coleman had one reception as a Jet and it was on a 45-yard Hail Mary TD pass from Vinny Testaverde on the last play of the first half of the Jets’ 27-14 win over the Bills in Game 3 of the 2000 season.

  11. By Howie D on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    CRO is definitely playing at a high level. If Rex, T’Baum had their way he wouldn’t be here, instead we would have had that ‘dream-teamer’ from Philly.

  12. By Another Tom on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    MO is definately the Jets team MVP, He hustles all over the field and has become a force. He should get some pro bowl consideration. Brick and Mangold have had solid years..Malone has been a pleasent suprise too. Powell is developing into a nice change of pace back and is a perfect compliment to Greene .( yes, I may be the only Greene fan on this site)..What this team really needs is a Von Miller / Aldon Smith type player..a true game changer on Defense. Were probably stuck with Sanchez so we need to build a truly dominate defense..

  13. By Bennett on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Let me try this again. Hey did anybody else notice that Hill tries to catch ball with his hands only when he doesn’t have to and the ball bounces off them ?

  14. By IRA on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Cro is an incrediable athlete and is having a great season. I know you can’t coach thinking about players getting hurt but to me it makes no sense to put him at WR and taking the chance. Guess the sehorn play left a bad taste in my mouth. It ruined his career.
    This is a real important weekend for the Jets lets hope it starts right with the Eagles beating the Bengals.
    GO EAGLES!!!!!!

  15. By Bennett one that got Karan mad on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Let me try that one more time. Golly Gee Whiz seems like a lot of passes bounce of Hill’s hands don’t it ?

  16. By ron alexander on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    RANDY, I think its great you chose to recognize Cromartie as he has really had an amazing season to this point. As you point out above its almost unheard of in todays NFL for a player to go both ways. I think Rex may have started him as a way to let us recognize just what a great physical talent he is. Thinking back to earlier this season I think most of us kind of laughed it off when he said he could be the best W.R on our team with Holmes out.But I also remember him badly beating his defender on a long pass from Sanchez.Unfortunately, the pass was off target so it fell incomplete but you could see he has the physical talent to be successful as a W.R. And he’s also a threat as a kick returner as he proved last year when McKnight was hurt.

  17. By steven on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I just want to say Greg McElroy is a champ and I wished I saw him and Hayden at TE this year so they could have some experience for next year

  18. By Karan on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I like the title of your name Bennett, hahahah.

  19. By Karan on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    One of my Christmas wishes is for the Jets Offense to be like this next season:

    QB1- Mark Sanchez QB2- Greg McElroy QB3- Drew Stanton OR Rex Grossman?? (Either one I guess) QB1 and QB2 are the important ones
    RB1- Rashard Mendenhall RB2- Joe McKnight RB3- Bilal Powell
    FB- Lex Hilliard
    WR1- Greg Jennings WR2- Braylon Edwards
    WR3- Jeremy Kerley WR4- Stephen Hill OR Patrick Turner
    TE1- Dustin Keller TE2- Jeff Cumberland TE3- Konrad Reuland

    O-line: I wouldn’t mind keeping it the way it is because I believe Slauson and Howard will continue to improve. The other three starters are solid. But we should draft a RG for the future because I hate saying it and he’s a great player, but Brandon Moore is getting up there…….

  20. By SCfromNY on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Cro has been great this season. look at Asamagua (Spell check). Once he got his big payday his play dropped off. To Cro’s credit big bucks made him play better. Fault him for his personal like choices but on the field he is a top professional player. Imagine if the Jets, with their usual choice let Cro go and kept Asamagua? Imperative to pick up LBs next year and the D should close to good and a couple of picks/signings from elite. The O is a different story. We need to check out McElroys skill and either keep him or get rid of him with the other 2 QBs. Limited teams to go to but I think Jax would take Tebow and given help with his salery the Cards would take Sanchez.

  21. By scjoe on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    It seems to me that Cro picked up his game big time once Revis went down, which lends the question, Why? Why didn’t he play at the same level before? As for Braylon Edwards? Lets all understand one thing, on this particular team he may be a #1 but on most others he would be hard pressed to be a #3. I would say that is more true due to his recent injuries, not to his age. Not sure where he is at with those injuries, but I am more then sure this FO will do the “wrong” thing as far as signing him long term, one way or the other.

  22. By Karan on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    ……..in age. He still plays at a high level but we need to think of the future for that position at the same time.

    -I know this will probably never happen knowing the Jets but I’m trying to be borderline realistic here, hahaa, if you want to call it that. The only players I really added to the offense are Mendenhall, Jennnings, Stanton, Turner. If you wish to argue, please do. I understand many people would want a different starter at RB and QB. It’s good to get opinions. Also, I think adding Mendenhall, Jennings and re-signing other key players will be hard to do. But a person can dream right?? I would love to have this personal on offense.

  23. By 40 year fan , John on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets organization is one of the top 5 worst in pro football …

  24. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Who Wishes He Hadn't Seen So Much Failure in Green and White on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I gotta go with Ira on this one, ron a, there’s no reason to be screwing around with Cro at WR when he’s playing that well at CB, especially with Revis out and Wilson still iffy. As for Rex, he didn’t even want Cro on kickoffs after he saved the season with his return against IND in the playoffs, so as usual he talks big but doesn’t come thru when it comes to action. Come to think of it, Rex didn’t see McKnight’s potential on kickoffs either…

  25. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Who Wishes He Hadn't Seen So Much Failure in Green and White on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    For anyone who still thinks Goodell should be within miles of any NFL job, I see that while he’s concerned enough about player safety to consider eliminating kickoffs, he’s also up for expanding the playoffs. I’ll get a kick out of seeing how that’ll work re safety after an 18-game season. In the NFL of the future, preseason will be 2 games in July, the regular season will go from August to March, the playoffs will take up April and May, and the SB will be played in June to complete a nice year-round schedule, Oh yeah, and there’ll be 30-yd penalties for slapping players too hard with two hands when you’re trying to “bring them down…”

  26. By 40 year fan , John on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards is FINALLY back …It’s about time we got a little bit of common sense …He instantly becomes our best reciever . By a wide , wide margin …Now trade santonio for someone good and we will have a start …

  27. By ron alexander on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    BYRDMAM, excellent analysis of this seasons major players. Mangold is always solid. While Brick occassionally lays a brick(like the sack he allowed last week) he has been good in pass protection fot the most part this year. Moore is not the same guys the last 2 seasons now. We need two athletic O.L.B’s this off season as Pace & Thomas are just not getting it done. I sure hope we can re sign L.Landry as he has exceeded any expectations I ever had. Hey, heres an interesting trade rumor I heard: Darelle Revis for Leshaun McCoy & a 2nd rd pick from the Eagles? waddya think?

  28. By IRA on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Eli, From what i see it looks like Tebow is the #2 again this week. I think they don’t want the pressure of having McElroy as the #2 and if Mark is not getting the job done giving McElroy a shot again. Just as unrealistic as it seems you can’t mess with fate and maybe its just meant to be that the Jets play @ Den in the WC game with Tebow.

    GO JETS!!!!

  29. By russ on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    It seems to me that owners who have earned their own success are more apt to be motivated to win that those that inherited their wealth e.g. Ford Bidwell etc. Maybe the goal here is to make a sound financial franchise that wins secondarily..Thought anyone?

  30. By Howie D on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks, Randy.

  31. By Tom Spicer on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply


  32. By Karan on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Root for the Cowboys, Eagles and Jets this week!
    The Steelers and Bengals have to lose!

    I would love a loss for them but I believe both CAN and just might win after last week win, lets hope not eh.

  33. By SCfromNY on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a season where the big question was if you were going to get the 1rst or 2nd seed, get a home game, and a week off? Even when winning the Jets are working out scenarios on other teams performances that will give them a spot. It would be nice to start a winning tradition where there was the assumption you go to the playoffs, just your position was unknown. There has NEVER been a winning tradition here. Look at the 49ers who have beaten the curse of losing seasons. The Colts who somehow always seem to win. Saints from laughable to perenial winners. In the 80′s Giant fans paid for a bannerthat read XX years of bad football. When will it end. Time for big changes and to think like a winner.

  34. By SCfromNY on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Randy: Many times when I submit 2 posts, about half the time, 1 is deleted. I am very careful about what and how I say stuff. I see other posters with multiple back to back posts. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Any advice?

  35. By Randy Lange on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    SCfromNY, I see no declined comments from you recently. I don’t know what the issue would be.

  36. By Karan on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know why and I hate to sound so negative, but after this nice week of a win and the resigning that occured, I just have a feeling the Jets are going to break our hearts Monday Night. I am not underestimating the Titans at all. I hope I am so wrong about this, but I can’t help it, just a feeling. Nonetheless, I’m rooting all the way for us to win.

  37. By Byrdman on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Ron A.- did you really hear that Philly trade rumor? I’d rather trade Cro for 3 reasons: A) he’s maxed out his value now and will revert back to his old (unreliable) ways next year. B) Revis is the Face of this franchise and wants to retire a Jet C) Most importantly… I’ve got a Revis #24 Jersey :D What do you think of the Sanchez/Keller/Greene deal for Cardinals #1 pick ? Scjoe sounds like he’s on board with it. Rather not trade any picks for Flynn, maybe offer em Greene. How can we dump Holmes somehow? He’s turned out to be a self indulgent, over-rated DIVA that milked ONE amazing catch in a SB for what, 50 million. Why didn’t Tbomb sign David Terrell (sp) too ? Remember his “Helmet Catch” that beat NE?

  38. By Byrdman on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    64 Tom – Yeah Goodell has had a rough year. The Bounty Gate case will hang around his neck like the Albatross hung from the neck of the “Mariner” in the classic Collerage Rime. His most recent outburst’s are a distraction “Look at this bright shiny new playoff thing over here and forget about the bounty scandal, that’s old news” One of the BEST things about the NFL is the simple fact that it’s NOT the NBA , a league where the regular season games are practically meaningless. All you need for the Playoffs is a “permission slip” Can Goodell be IMPEACHED before he ruins football ?

  39. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I said before season began, we could have signed both, B-Edwards and Plax for one year Deal, at one Million per each , I don’t care what any one says or thinks about these two players, Compared to what we put on the field until this point , I also know some of you experts think they have nothing left and are 3′on any other team, well that may be the case, but consider this if they started the season here I’m betting we’d have many more points scored in the 1st half of games, lets not even get into seconds halfs, Being we lost by 3-4 close games against Texans NE to name a few, these 2 could very well have made a very big difference I’m willing to bet we are in a much better position for playoffs than we are now, With BE and Plax

  40. By punchie on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    “BYRDMAN” How many interceptions do you expect a guy to have in consecutive seasons the real question you should be asking is why does our SS have zero interceptions and now that revis is injured cromartie has to play a totally diferent style of play. its easy for him to make interceptions against no2 recievers on the blind throwing side but when your playing man to man against every tems no1 reciever you need to play extremely tight which cromartie has done extremely well since revis`s injury. Oh and can you tell me how many interceptions revis had last season………as i recall it he only had 4. and on a final note how many NO1 CB`s have more interceptions than CRO………….

  41. By punchie on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    New chant jets fans…..G – R – E – G GREG GREG GREG

  42. By Jet Fan Since '64 Ready for Change on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    SCfromNY, I really like your post because I thought the same thing when I saw how many Jet fans on the Internet were “crushed” that CIN beat PHI. WAKE UP, ALL YOU LOSERS! STOP HOPING TO GET TO THE SUPER BOWL BY PLAYING BADLY AND HOPING FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO LOSE WHEN YOU NEED THEM TO!

  43. By russ on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    When a player is not given the chance to progress because of contractual issues , then it is apparant to all winning is not the goal..especially when you are hoping others lose so you can feel like winners…

  44. By scjoe on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    64, I have to be honest, I was one of those disillusioned Jet fans pulling for Philly last night. It didn’t happen, but let me say this about that Monday night game, it may have been the poorest performance by any two teams on one playing field, in all aspects of the game, that I have seen in a very long time. If the Bengals somehow make the playoff’s and play like they did last night, they will surely be one and done. Byrdman, great comparison to the NBA and what Goodell wants to achieve. I think the playoffs are watered down enough as it is, the last thing we need is to add a couple of 7-9 teams to the mix.

  45. By Byrdman on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    “punchie” I expect a a corner like Cromartie who CLAIMS to be the best in the league to be among the NFL leaders in Interceptions. Jennings (Chicago) has 8 and Cro has 3 this season. Revis has built a reputation as being the NFL’s best shutdown corner, hence QB’s don’t target the WO he covers and Jets slide the safety help toward Cro. In contrast to Revis, Cro will frequently be targeted, over his career his tendency for concentration lapses and getting torched during those stretches despite having incredible physical skills was the reason Jets pursued Asomugha last year. Cromartie has elevated his game somewhat, but he’s mediocre in comparison to the NFL’s best. Ask Rex why he favors “Tackling” safeties over “Ballhawks” like Rhodes??

  46. By Tom Spicer on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    MIke Jet Vet, Yes you are right even thou I am not a Plax fan I would have rather kept Braylon. If the Jets had brought Braylon & Plax back this year each with 1 year $1,000,000 deals like they could have EASILY. We would have at least 1 more win if not 2 & be in the drivers seat for a wildcard!

  47. By Jet Fan Since '64 Ready for Change on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    Byrdman, Goodell has had a rough decade, name one thing he’s done for the game of any consequence. And are you kidding about that trade? I mean that in a good way, I’d deal Sanchez, Keller, and Greene for ANYONE’s #1 pic. Aside from the fact that they’re all underachievers whom Mr T is likely to throw too much money at, seeing the Jets have more than 1 #1 draft pick again before I die would be almost as good as winning another SB! Why we’re stuck with a GM who thinks 3 draft picks a yr is plenty at a time when depth in the NFL is more important than ever ranks only behind (1) A HC who wants to “just run the ball” when the whole league is winning by passing and (2) A QB who’s scared of everything on the field

  48. By Jet Fan Since '64 Ready for Change on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    To cut Rex a break, if in a backhand way: I doubt he believes this ground-and-pound nonsense. What he’s proven many times is that rather than answer any question honestly, he’d rather spin it. He’s like Robert Culp in BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE telling Natalie Wood that by cheating on her, he’s actually “bringing them closer together.” Arte validated this last yr when I predicted TO A WORD how Rex would say, “Hey, Mark’s a great QB but any time you can get Peyton Manning…” This stuff is insulting to fans, especially the ones who are spending small fortunes on season’s seats. But even worse, it’s the hallmark of a very weak individual, one who can’t face reality and thus will never inspire true confidence in anyone, not even himself.

  49. By Jet Fan Since '64 Ready for Change on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll also cut Greene something of a break, as he really has never looked quite like he did before injuring himself in the Colts playoff game. Hard to believe a few broken ribs could do that to a guy, unless his injury was worse than they’ve let on, but he doesn’t show that burst he had only a few yrs ago. What worries me, of course, is that the Jets will overpay to keep him around when Bell probably could do as well as him given the chance. (Bell’s lifetime NFL stats are almost as good as Greene’s were in his first, and best, yr.) So until Mr T is gone or at least relegated to adding up the cost of Mark’s sideline hotdogs (I still don’t understand why he didn’t just go into the locker room if he had to eat), we’re on very shaky ground.

  50. By ron alexander on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    BYRDMAM, actually, I think that Revis trade rumor was floated here/ I’m not sure who suggested it but its not a terrable idea as Revis could be tough to re-sign? I love your trade suggestion but i cant imagine anybody trading for our guys as Greens & Keller are free agents after this season?

  51. By Jet Fan Since '64 Ready for Change on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    “Poorest performance by any 2 teams on one playing field, ” scjoe? Whatsamatter, you miss the last 2 Jet games? Good analysis on Cro, Byrdman, he should definitely have more INTs given the way he’s still targeted even now, no one’s afraid of him the way they are of Revis. Still, INTs are a problem on this team to begin with, Leonard and Revis dropped quite a few a couple yrs ago and last yr was really the 1st time Revis seemed to catch all the ones he could. Face it, we lack big playmakers on all sides of the ball in an era in which playmakers of whatever kind — Brady, Rodgers, Foster, Peterson, Megatron, Welker, Matthews, Dumervil, you name it — are what the game is about. Which is another reason Rex and his small-ball thinking MUST GO!

  52. By Tom Spicer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Tom 64, In your list of playmakers above you listed Welker but just the other day you & SCJoe had Kerley having the same talent level as Welker saying he was an all pro. So what is it? It cant be both either Kerley is an all pro & we do have playmakers or Kerley is not an all pro & we dont have play makers?

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