Outside of new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, nobody really knows what the Jets are planning to do with their offense this season. At this point it wouldn’t shock me if that includes Rex Ryan, who we all know is a defensive-minded coach. Tim Tebow is likely going to be used in a number of situations including the red zone and on special teams, but he may not be the only player who will be hopping around on multiple sides of the ball. Antonio Cromartie could reportedly see time on offense as well.
The Jets have given consideration to lining Cromartie up at wide receiver in certain situations, and if you ask Cro he would tell you that is a spectacular idea. In fact, he thinks he is one of the best wide receivers on the team.
“I think I’d put myself as (second-best receiver on the team),” the corner said on “ESPN First Take” Tuesday according to Pro Football Talk. “I haven’t really played it in the past four or five years, but I can put myself as the second just with raw ability and talent going out there, I think, me separating and being a more physical guy out there on the outside.
“(Jeremy) Kerley is a more of a slot receiver, he’s a slot guy. Stephen Hill is a younger guy that can get down the field. I think, for me, 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.”
Not exactly a shocking thing to hear coming from someone who is known for saying dumb things at least once or twice a season. The bottom line is Cromartie has never caught a pass at the NFL level. He may have good hands — as evidenced by the 2007 season when he picked off 10 passes — but to say you’re better than several guys on the roster at their own position sounds like typical Cromartie babbling.
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