Imagine what Cromartie could do with a pass rush? Dan Leberfeld
The Green Bay Packers just won a Super Bowl with no receivers picked in the first round.
You don’t need superstar receivers to win in the NFL. You just need to draft well, and do a good job with development.
This rumor that the Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards are the Jets priority in free agency, ahead of Antonio Cromartie is probably a mistake.
One of them should be ahead of Cromartie in the free agent pecking order, but probably not both.
Did Tom Brady have any superstar receivers on his three Super Bowl winning teams? No.
If the Jets let Cromartie walk, they are probably making a mistake.
You can find receivers. Good man-to-man corners are much harder to find.
And while Cromartie was a little inconsistent this year, keep in mind the Jets had a pedestrian pass rush.
Cromartie has “sick” ball skills, and when you team him with a great pass rush, he is capable of the season he had in 2007 with San Diego when he had 10 picks.
If Cromartie underachieved at times this year, part of the blame is on Jets management for the team’s below par pass rush.
The Jets corners often had to cover too long this season.