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#1 eboozer

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:55 AM

http://thejetsblog.c...pes-to-re-sign/

In Rich Cimini’s Sunday dispatch, he provides some an interesting nugget on cornerback Antonio Cromartie:


Cromartie told teammates he expects the Jets to release him, but that he hopes to re-sign after testing the market.

Cromartie has a $5m roster bonus due in March so restructuring his current deal isn’t a viable option, unless it were the kind of long-term big money extension that he’s no longer realistically going to be able to command.

Cromartie signed with “Super Agency” CAA a couple of years ago, presumably in hopes of attaining a massive payday at the end of his current contract. However, his struggles this year, coupled with uncertainty over whether the hip issues that slowed him down this year will continue to bother him going forward probably mean that the best he can hope for now is an incentive laden deal with no long-term commitment. It’s refreshing to see that he is apparently aware of the situation though, because it’s often the case that nobody wins when players enter into a negotiation with unrealistic expectations.



At least he won't have any hard feelings toward us and we can re-sign him at a morereasonable price
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:01 AM

I hope that's exactly what happens with Cro.   Kind of feel bad for him.  Had a great season in 2012, but the hip injury really laid him low this year.

 

Tricky situation.  He will only be 30 next year, and should be in the peak of his career, but this hip could be the end of his career.  Nobody is going to pay him much because of the hip, hope the Jets take a chance on him on a low risk deal


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

I don't think 30 yrs. of age represents the peak of a CB's career..... QB/ OL yes.... CB/RB no

 

That said I'd still hope they sign him to a 3 yr deal... front loaded, team options, incentive laden. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

If Cromartie played at Revis levels (again?), he still wouldn't be worth the $15M he's due next year on his current contract. I don't think anyone's gonna break the bank for him. He should recognize, too, that if it's health that was the issue this year, and that's correctable, that Rex's defense gives him the best opportunity to showcase his skills next season. A one year deal could make a lot of sense for both sides. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

If Cromartie played at Revis levels (again?), he still wouldn't be worth the $15M he's due next year on his current contract. I don't think anyone's gonna break the bank for him. He should recognize, too, that if it's health that was the issue this year, and that's correctable, that Rex's defense gives him the best opportunity to showcase his skills next season. A one year deal could make a lot of sense for both sides.

Bring him back and go get a another CB mid rounds in the draft.

 

I'm hoping Rontez Miles can develop this yr. Special teams and 4th Safety spot could have him ready for 2015 to start contributing in a big way


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

cro's cap number next year is 15 million

 

he is 100% guaranteed to get cut

 

what happens after that, who knows, but I think the jets have the inside edge


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:44 AM

Kind of have to appreciate that Cro would even say something like that.  You know there are tons of players throughout this league that, no matter how necessary it may be for the team under the circumstances, would never return to a team that cut them.  For Cro to acknowledge that he knows it will happen, doesn't seem to take issue with it, and would still actually like to come back is pretty cool.  Now of course the price would have to be right, but if so I would certainly be happy with the Jets doing that.  I'd still say you make another move at CB anyway, but if last season was really a matter of health more than anything, and he can get back to the level he was playing at in 2011/2012, that could be huge for the Jets and a major steal.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

Kind of have to appreciate that Cro would even say something like that.  You know there are tons of players throughout this league that, no matter how necessary it may be for the team under the circumstances, would never return to a team that cut them.  For Cro to acknowledge that he knows it will happen, doesn't seem to take issue with it, and would still actually like to come back is pretty cool.  Now of course the price would have to be right, but if so I would certainly be happy with the Jets doing that.  I'd still say you make another move at CB anyway, but if last season was really a matter of health more than anything, and he can get back to the level he was playing at in 2011/2012, that could be huge for the Jets and a major steal.

Adios Cro, and dont get run over by Holmes and Sanchez as you hold the door.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

Adios Cro, and dont get run over by Holmes and Sanchez as you hold the door.

 

That's some insightful stuff right there.  After all, the three of them have so much in common, particularly the part where Holmes and Sanchez are a year removed from Pro Bowl seasons with the Jets (or ever, for that matter) and displayed a willingness to come back on reduced contracts.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:26 AM

That's some insightful stuff right there.  After all, the three of them have so much in common, particularly the part where Holmes and Sanchez are a year removed from Pro Bowl seasons with the Jets (or ever, for that matter) and displayed a willingness to come back on reduced contracts.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

That's some insightful stuff right there.  After all, the three of them have so much in common, particularly the part where Holmes and Sanchez are a year removed from Pro Bowl seasons with the Jets (or ever, for that matter) and displayed a willingness to come back on reduced contracts.

 

FWIW, I think Holmes said he would like to stay on a reduced deal. 


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

Bring back Cromartie at the right price, and we will be able to cross off CB (at the 2 starting spots and nickle) off our list of needs.  I expect Cro will have a big-time bounce back year.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:14 PM

cro's cap number next year is 15 million

 

he is 100% guaranteed to get cut

 

what happens after that, who knows, but I think the jets have the inside edge

 

 

He doesn't get cut because he costs $15M.  He gets cut because it saves $9.5M.  We can get him or another topflight CB for under $9.5M


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

I hope he gets resigned just at a realistic price.
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

"Daddy got cut!"

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

 

"Daddy got cut!"

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

He doesn't get cut because he costs $15M. He gets cut because it saves $9.5M. We can get him or another topflight CB for under $9.5M


And what other top flight CB is avail ? If u want him to stay better to extend him
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

Cro is a 30 year old with a chronically bad hip who is allergic to making tackles. He's done. See ya. 


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

And what other top flight CB is avail ? If u want him to stay better to extend him

 

Why?  He sucked.  The Jets should have a better idea of his status than others.  You want names?  Aquib Talil, Deangelo Hall, Captain Munnerlyn. Vontae Davis.  There are plenty of younger guys that would be better targets - particularly than Hall and Munnerlyn.  Chris Cook?  Tarell Brown?  There are plenty of others.  There is no reason to pay an older corner with chronic hip problems who is coming off a poor season $9.5M.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:36 AM

 

And what other top flight CB is avail ? If u want him to stay better to extend him

 Really? Extend him? Old , lame, soft, and overpaid is no way to get extended. CB's at 30 are way past their prime, and this one needs to stay at home and tend to the herd.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

And what other top flight CB is avail ? If u want him to stay better to extend him

 

 

Why?  He sucked.  The Jets should have a better idea of his status than others.  You want names?  Aquib Talil, Deangelo Hall, Captain Munnerlyn. Vontae Davis.  There are plenty of younger guys that would be better targets - particularly than Hall and Munnerlyn.  Chris Cook?  Tarell Brown?  There are plenty of others.  There is no reason to pay an older corner with chronic hip problems who is coming off a poor season $9.5M.

 

Not younger, maybe not even "top flight" but Peanut Tillman might be available.  I've always liked his play.  He could be this year's "old guy in the secondary" guy. 


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

Not younger, maybe not even "top flight" but Peanut Tillman might be available.  I've always liked his play.  He could be this year's "old guy in the secondary" guy. 

 

 

"Old guy?"  As opposed to Landry and Reed who will probably be back? 


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

 

"Old guy?"  As opposed to Landry and Reed who will probably be back?

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:02 PM

"Old guy?"  As opposed to Landry and Reed who will probably be back? 

 

 It seems like we've always had one old guy in the secondary.  Ty Law comes to mind, and others I can think of after my second cup of coffee. 


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