It’s not past Antonio Cromartie to talk trash. However, in saying that he’s the second best receiver on the New York Jets, either it’s the truth (which should really have Jets fans concerned), or it’s going to be a long year for the offense.
The Jets have a shortage of quality receivers, only Jeremy Kerley has shown he can compete at the NFL level. Cromartie even goes so far to say, “Kerley is a more of a slot receiver, he’s a slot guy.”
Devin Hester, who was converted from a defensive back, has had modest success after dedicating all his time to being a receiver. It’s a difficult transition, and Cromartie already is saying he’s better than players who have worked exclusively at the wide out position.
“I can run every single route in the route tree. I’m not going to take anything away from my ability, so when you ask me that question, I’m going to say, yes, I believe I’m one of the best receivers on the football team, next to Santonio Holmes.”
You have to love his confidence, but shouldn’t Cromartie play at least one game before pretty much disrespecting the other receivers? If playing wide receiver was that easy, the Jets would already have a number two receiver.