Cromartie-Scope has ended! Antonio Cromartie was traded to the New York Jets just hours ago for an undisclosed draft choice in the 2011 draft. I hope this works out well for both sides, so far Charger fans are either upset because they feel like he (or we) got a raw deal while others are completely indifferent.
Cromartie was once full of promise, but that story is now myth. After a phenomenal 2007 season in which he had ten interceptions, he has a grand total of five in the past two seasons. It goes to show that if you complain enough about your defensive scheme, nobody will want to listen anymore and you will be traded off for a pick that’s far from having its value determined anyways. He loved to complain that the Chargers “play too much zone” and his talent was wasted.
Personally, I believe that the low stats say it all. He has been way too distracted over the past two seasons and who could argue with that? The man has seven children in five states and has been on the wrong end of several paternity/child support related lawsuits.
Enjoy, New York. Things are going to get interesting if he starts complaining about an elite defense or starts a crop of east coast paternity nightmares. Funnily enough, Jets fans seem to be excited about this deal. I wonder how long that is going to last if Cromartie doesn’t clean up his act. I don’t know if there is enough room for such a drama king with Rex Ryan mulling about. Offenses beware, though. Cromartie is a great player when he is not distracted and the already scary Jets secondary just got a little scarier.