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.
On the way to the stadium….excited about my first start…I have a good feeling about today
9/25/11 12:38 PM
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.”
Ellis Lankster has tweeted that he is very grateful to be back with the New York Jets and specifically playing for Rex Ryan. Ryan is known as a players coach, and to hear a player say (or tweet) this sediment is really no surprise.
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It must have been New York Jets day and New York Yankees spring training on Monday. Joe Namath tweeted a picture of him greeting Derek Jeter, and Rex Ryan was seen in the crowd at the game and interviewed during the broadcast.
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