Quote: Antonio praises Antonio

“If he plays consistent, he can be, to me, probably the next Ed Reed.”

- Former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie on safety Antonio Allen, whom he also referred to as “freakish” (Source: Star Ledger)




13 comments
Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

I'm not sold. Good NFL safety? Yeah, sure. Next Ed Reed? I'd need to see a lot more to even consider that possibility. 

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

I agree. The kid has potential, has shown some of it and his playing time was robbed to give to Ed Reed. Develop this kid, Rex.

Mike Caliguiri
Mike Caliguiri

Allen will be a good safety but needs the playing time to improve his coverage skills. At SC he was one of the top play makers and played more of a linebacking role. Given the time to adjust to a traditional safety role and more starting time I think he'd be a top 10 safety.

lagoo
lagoo

I always considered him more of a box safety but he did have better combine results in EVERY drill than haha Clinton Dix or Calvin Pryor

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

I din't know about being the next Ed Reed, Reed has a nose for where the ball is going. Allen though can be a top safety in this league with his freakish athletic ability. Allen is definitely more physical. If we don't land one of the top four Safeties we could do worse than bringing Reed back and mentoring this group of young talented but raw group of Safeties we already have.

jaym
jaym

@mikefreemanNFL: GM tells me Bucs' initial asking price was two No. 1s for Revis. Around the league, they were laughed at.

Bent
Bent moderator

From the article:  "He began last season as the starter opposite Dawan Landry, but saw his playing time decrease when the Jets signed the future first-ballot Hall of Famer Ed Reed, who almost certainly will not be back with the team in 2014."


What the actual...?


This better just be a mal-informed opinion.  I want my Ed Reed back!

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

@jaym Offer to let them off the hook for the 3rd or 4th rounder they would owe us, and throw in a 4th rounder.  , that's fair to me, then pay Revis no more than $7 million,  he's getting older, he's been injured and his  constant money grubbing attitude is a pain in the Butt. whos gonna give them anything for a player they will be cutting if they can't trade him, cause you know if they want to keep him revis AIN"T renegotiating his contract.


johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@Bent  Bringing Reed back would save us a nice chunk of change that we need to spend on a Corner. There's a lot of upside to it.

lagoo
lagoo

Of course but do we really need him. Ed reed doesn't want to sit on the bench. Qbs qbr throwing in his direction was 118.8 not good.

Vinnie Pedi
Vinnie Pedi

They will keep him, hes so dangerous as a red zone cover safety. When he has limited space his inner professor shows, also in blitzes that force quick passes, any whiff of a mistake and the odds are he'll be there.

Bent
Bent moderator

@lagoo  


He was only directly targeted SEVEN times lowest in the NFL by a mile (and only four as a Jet).  You have to give him credit for all the times he wasn't targeted or was in coverage support.  He gave up six completions all season.


And, of course, he intercepted three passes that he wasn't in direct coverage on.  Suddenly 6-for-10 and three picks puts his contributions into better perspective.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@lagoo  You know that's not accurate the guy barely had a practice and we threw him right into a starting role which by the last two games he adjusted nicely and he wouldn't be sitting on the bench he would probably be the starter in the rotation.