Antonio Cromartie thinks very highly of himself. Almost anyone who has watched football for the past several years would not rank the Jets cornerback among the best in the game, but naturally he disagrees. In fact, Cromartie feels that the only corner in the league better than him is his teammate, Darrelle Revis. Now that Revis is out for the season with a torn ACL, that leaves Antonio in a class of his own.
“I have said that I’m the second-best corner in the NFL,” Cromartie told the NY Daily News. “I’m not backing off what I said. I don’t care what anyone else believe. … It’s my confidence in myself. I know what I’m capable of when I’m at the top of my game.”
Cromartie also emphatically said he is better than Nnamdi Asomugha when asked. One of the criticisms against Cro over the years has always been that he completely checks out of games and often times doesn’t show up mentally. He acknowledged that has been an issue.
“You can have the ‘Bad Cro’ if I’m not focused the whole entire game,” Cromartie said. “There’s been times when I’ll lose focus and my technique will be bad. I’ve just got to make sure that I’m focused on what I need to do for 60-65 plays.”
He even loses focus sometimes when trying to remember the names of his children. Low blow? Oh well. Over the offseason, Cromartie said he was the second-best wide receiver on the Jets, so obviously this guy thinks he’s great at everything. Without Revis the rest of the way, Rex Ryan and company desperately need “Bad Cro” to stay at home on Sundays. Otherwise, their defense could find itself in shambles very quickly.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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