Buzz: Cromartie expects to be cut, hopes to re-sign

In Rich Cimini’s Sunday dispatch, he provides some an interesting nugget on cornerback Antonio Cromartie:

Cromartie told teammates he expects the Jets to release him, but that he hopes to re-sign after testing the market.

Cromartie has a $5m roster bonus due in March so restructuring his current deal isn’t a viable option, unless it were the kind of long-term big money extension that he’s no longer realistically going to be able to command.

Cromartie signed with “Super Agency” CAA a couple of years ago, presumably in hopes of attaining a massive payday at the end of his current contract. However, his struggles this year, coupled with uncertainty over whether the hip issues that slowed him down this year will continue to bother him going forward probably mean that the best he can hope for now is an incentive laden deal with no long-term commitment. It’s refreshing to see that he is apparently aware of the situation though, because it’s often the case that nobody wins when players enter into a negotiation with unrealistic expectations.

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frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Cro will be 30 before next season and coming off hip surgery and a sub-standard year (for him). The market should be nowhere near what it would've been if he performed at the elite standard of the year before, so a cut and resigning should be possible. The big IF here is that some rogue team doesn't go ape and offer him the farm.

djf1
djf1

Don't worry,  the knicks will sign him.

__fense
__fense

Cro want on twitter and insinuated that this story was BS, by the way.


"LOL!!!! Where do they come up with these stories. The need to be relevant. #JetLife"

jake100
jake100

Yesterday was exciting football, now we get ready for part 2 today. Time to pick up some football supplies. Enjoy the games cats, Peace out! 

jake100
jake100

I just read a huge analysis on how the Jets are one of the least blitzing teams in the league and how it declined substantially from 2009. The article also said that when they do blitz, it is also well below average for effectiveness.  


I knew due to the secondary woes we could not blitz as much but the decline has been going on for years and with declining results as even when the Jets do blitz, the article points out, that it is below average.  It was a very interesting read.  I am not sure I agree with some of the metrics that they use to extrapolate their results, but I do see without all the calculus, that we are not close to a top pass rushing team.

jake100
jake100

I am at a loss for adjectives!

Brendan
Brendan

Nothing surprising here. 

Bent
Bent

@jake100 You have this completely the wrong way round.  The Jets always had to blitz more often than they wanted to because the pass rush was so poor.  Now the UPGRADE of the pass rush has meant they don't need to blitz because they still generate constant pressure with a four man rush.


It makes even LESS sense to blitz when the way teams are avoiding pressure is to get rid of the ball quickly, which is also the explanation for how their effectiveness when blitzing might not be statistically good.


This is a positive sign, not a negative sign.

__fense
__fense

@jake100 That's mainly due to personnel. When you have the best D-line in the business, you don't need to blitz as much. In 2009, there was a lot of blitzing in order to cover for a weak pass rush. Now we can get a larger pass rush without blitzing, because we have multiple linemen who command double teams.

Bent
Bent

@Brendan "Nothing surprising here"


I dunno, I found the cornerback who has always considered himself elite showing self-awareness about his contract situation extremely surprising.


Then again, that's probably because he's with an agency that knows what they're doing and can manage his expectations realistically.

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

Lol not gonna give up on him huh. Maye one day he will value your opinion.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Old Cro would still be spouting off about his eliteness. New Cro is way more self-aware. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Marcus Armstrong If you could only have one: a top CB in FA or a top S in FA, which way do you go? Verner/Grimes? Or Byrd/Ward? 

Bent
Bent

@jake100 @McGeorge Oh, it's that guy again.  He puts together some interesting data, but without access to the full database (which I have and he doesn't), is unable to identify when pressure is generated from blitzing or not and has to make assumptions and take shortcuts to mine the data to reach the conclusions he's reaching for.


Also, leaving out the time-to-pass numbers which obviously are the main reason for their low PRP is a major omission.


There is some really good data in here, though, from which you can draw your own conclusions.


Joey's description promised an article that would show "declining results when they do blitz" but there's no data here that analyzes the success or failure relative to when they do or don't blitz because this guy simply doesn't have access unless he compiles it himself (which he acknowledges he doesn't have time for).

dabronx
dabronx

@Brendan@Marcus Armstrong 

RESIGN REED?!?!?! Maybe for a veterans presence but not as a starter. He is a hall of fame safety that needs to retire or take a lesser role. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

I'd go talib personally. I like his game. With Aaron berry milliner lankster Wilson walls, and trufant we should have depth. I'd sign a Jared Allen with talib keep reed, with bush and Allen. What's jarretts and Landrys contracts for? Are they fa?

Brendan
Brendan

@Marcus Armstrong Agreed. I'd much rather sign Verner and re-sign Reed than sign Byrd and some middling CB. 

Anthony Lamberti
Anthony Lamberti

I am greedy I want a CB and a S I WILL TAKE Grimes and Byrd we have the money to do it plus help the offense out also