@ACromartie Calls out Ravens WR @TorreySmithWR

@ACromartie Calls out Ravens WR @TorreySmithWR

Antonio Cromartie has been in the news a lot this season for being the AFC defensive player one week and then a goat the next.  With some BS Calls, Cro racked up 4 penalties, a fumble and a bruised lung, but has been practicing this week and has been looking good.  So you would think that after last week’s performance, he would just fly under the radar and get ready for the game.  Right?  Wrong!

Cromartie called out rookie WR Torrey Smith [@TorreySmithWR] from the Ravens who had a big week last week.   Apparently Cromartie isn’t worried about him, by why call him out?  Is he trying to get his swag back too by talking trash?  It’s not like he called out Boldin.  It’s Smith.

TorreySmithWR On the way to the stadium….excited about my first start…I have a good feeling about today 9/25/11 12:38 PM
TorreySmithWR that “underdog ” gets me in the zone 9/25/11 10:43 PM
TorreySmithWR Mondays practice is over which means last game is not a thought….focused on having a good week of practice 9/26/11 4:25 PM

“He had one big game,” Cromartie said dismissively. “That’s it. He has five catches for his whole career.”

Big talk from Cromartie, who did not play well against the Raiders on Sunday. Before injuring his ribs and lung, he had four penalties and botched a kickoff return that resulted in the Raiders recovering the ball at the Jets’ 13.

Coach Rex Ryan did not sound too impressed with Smith, a second-round pick from Maryland, either. In a conference call with Baltimore reporters on Wednesday, Ryan sounded like he thought Smith’s big day was more a product of poor defense from the Rams.

“He’s a fast guy, and all that kind of stuff, but I don’t think he’ll have equal success this week,” Ryan said. “If he does, then I’m just going to stay in Baltimore.”

Ryan was asked if he felt the Jets needed Cromartie back from the injury to cover Smith.

“If we want to shut them down, we can always put [Darrelle] Revis on [him],” Ryan said. “We’ll do what’s in our best interest. I think, the guy that I’d be more concerned with would be [Anquan] Boldin. He’s the proven commodity.”