Friday, March 5, 2010

2 Minutes on the trade that send San Diego Chargers Cornerback Antonio Cromartie to the New York Jets for a measly 3rd round pick.

2 minutes on the Antonio Cromatrie trade by Meast
Cromartie to the Jets will have to make the Jets secondary the most feared in the AFC, maybe even the League. Him and D. Revis will scare the hell out of all opposing quarterbacks (except JC). However, this will make it that much more difficult for cromartie to stay on top of his child support. I think the last time I heard he had like 5 kids in four states, all with different moms. Wear a rubber dude, you have no idea how many STDs are carried around by each NYC girl (I reckon a baker's dozen).

2 minutes on the Antonio Cromartie trade by HighTimeForCrime
I think this is a great move for the Jets, though I hope they're not doing it with the idea that one more man could put them over the top. I suspect the biggest reason for it was because Peyton Manning smoked them in the second half of the AFC Championship game. With the kind of pressure that the Jet's d-line can put on an offense, and the disguised looks Rex Ryan gives on defense, Cromartie could turn out to be a huge asset for the Jets, much as he was the year he got 11 picks, with Merriman and the rest of the Chargers D unloading on qbs.

No, MoneyDown:
One word for this deal: Scary. Scary because Darell Revis is already scary. I watched him all year and he has that ridiculous combination of natural ability, work ethic, and steely nerves. Throw Antonio Cromartie in there and just...wow. Now, apparently Cromartie hasn't been the old Cromartie in the past couple of years. Well remember when Randy Moss got traded to New England and people were saying it wasn't the same old Randy? Yeah, how'd that turn out?? These absurdly gifted players can be fickle creatures, and I think Rex Ryan, Bart Scott and the Jets D are the perfect fit to right the Cromartie ship. Who the hell are you going to throw at in this defense??

DoNoUhOh:
So there are some big time football implications here, obviously. Like Mark Sanchize becoming the a super bowl QB. That would be cool, and disturbing, and make Trent Dilfer jealous. But what is really interesting to me is how draft picks and established players are valued. It is amazing to me what a team can get for a couple draft picks. The way football teams value their current players is very interesting to me. Almost everyone is expendable and the value of up and coming is incredibly high. This is probably because anyone, repeat anyone, can fall of the cliff in a single year. Ask Delhomme and LT and by LT I don't mean one of the coolest football players ever, I mean the not cool football player who stole his nickname in an effort to be cooler than he actually was resulting in his losing any potential coolness he gained from the dark visor.

5 comments:

No, Money Down said...

SO agreed on the bizarre relationship between current, established players and future draft picks. A 3rd rounder for Cromartie?? That seems ridiculous. Taylor Jacobs of the skins comes to mind, or more currently Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly...

Not to mention the absurd chart of draft pick worth, where the 5th pick of the draft is supposedly worth 50 times the 23rd pick...the NFL is a streamlined business model in a lot of ways, but there is still a world of backwards thinking, clearly.

DoNoUhOh said...

But Malcolm Kelly is the man!

hightimeforcrime said...

I think the NFL got into the habit of undervaluing draft picks. I think this trade shows a swing in the opposite: undervaluing current players. That being said, if a guy is unhappy in his current situation or the team is unhappy with him, doesn't matter what his talent is, he's not going to perform. Pros are moody bitches.

No, Money Down said...

Sometimes they're moody bitches. But coaches don't stick to their guns enough. What was awesome was when Marvin Williams reacted to OchoCinco's threat of sitting out the season by saying "Well I'll take him at his word." What happened? Chad Johnson couldn't let himself sit.


....His mama named Johnson, I'm gon' call heeeem Johnson.

No, Money Down said...

Sometimes they're moody bitches. But coaches don't stick to their guns enough. What was awesome was when Marvin Williams reacted to OchoCinco's threat of sitting out the season by saying "Well I'll take him at his word." What happened? Chad Johnson couldn't let himself sit.


....His mama named Johnson, I'm gon' call heeeem Johnson.