Cromartie’s Wish Comes True
Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie will see his wish come true, as one of the Jets better defenders will be lining up on the other side of the ball to play some wide receiver.
Cromartie has wanted to play a little receiver for years now, and came on ESPN’s show First Take telling them that he was the second best receiver on the team currently causing quite of bit of chatter. New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano has made a package for Antonio, and he was practicing on Monday with the receivers. The Jets best receiver Santonio Holmes will miss his second straight game making it likely to see some Cromartie at wide receiver against the Giants.
“I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I've been waiting for the opportunity to try to play both ways in the NFL for a while. ... It's fun. It's an opportunity to get the ball in your hands and another challenge.”
"You're not going to have him learn the entire offense, but maybe a couple of plays," Rex Ryan said. "There's no reason he can't do it. Certainly, he can be a weapon (with) the size and speed he brings to the table. We'll see how excited he is when he gets smacked by a safety. If somebody like that hits him, we'll see if that changes anything.”