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ArlingtonTexan
02-16-2011, 09:55 PM
In a continued effort to tease(well frustrate) Texans fans, here is a potential free CB who looks to be on the market.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/16/report-jets-plan-to-let-antonio-cromartie-walk/

gtexan02
02-16-2011, 09:58 PM
I hope the Pats sign him.

Trap_Star
02-16-2011, 10:53 PM
his method of birth control might be a character issue with bob.

chicagotexan2
02-17-2011, 08:42 AM
his method of birth control might be a character issue with bob.

Yeah, crossing your fingers and hope you don't knock someone up isn't really a proven method.

TimeKiller
02-17-2011, 08:47 AM
I'd sign him, he won't demand a big contract and he's an extremely capable corner. The loudmouth thing barely counts as a detriment to his stock because...well he played for THE loudmouth. Rex Ryan's team talked some shit? No, really? Couldn't have guessed that.

Cromartie, oh after N Asomugha is signed, right before they sign Bailey and Rogers. And then they draft J Houston.

--------Smith-Rogers-Williams-----------
----J-Houston-Cushing-Ryans-Barwin----
-Cromartie-Quin----Jackson-Asomugha---
Bailey-nickel
McMannis-dime

CloakNNNdagger
02-17-2011, 09:33 AM
his method of birth control might be a character issue with bob.

Offer him a large "incentive bonus"..............one for each year he fails to impregnate.:kitten:

MistaRed
02-17-2011, 09:35 AM
I'd sign him, he won't demand a big contract and he's an extremely capable corner. The loudmouth thing barely counts as a detriment to his stock because...well he played for THE loudmouth. Rex Ryan's team talked some shit? No, really? Couldn't have guessed that.

Cromartie, oh after N Asomugha is signed, right before they sign Bailey and Rogers. And then they draft J Houston.

--------Smith-Rogers-Williams-----------
----J-Houston-Cushing-Ryans-Barwin----
-Cromartie-Quin----Jackson-Asomugha---
Bailey-nickel
McMannis-dime

and then you woke up.

ArlingtonTexan
02-17-2011, 10:00 AM
I'd sign him, he won't demand a big contract and he's an extremely capable corner. The loudmouth thing barely counts as a detriment to his stock because...well he played for THE loudmouth. Rex Ryan's team talked some shit? No, really? Couldn't have guessed that.

Cromartie, oh after N Asomugha is signed, right before they sign Bailey and Rogers. And then they draft J Houston.

--------Smith-Rogers-Williams-----------
----J-Houston-Cushing-Ryans-Barwin----
-Cromartie-Quin----Jackson-Asomugha---
Bailey-nickel
McMannis-dime

He won't have demand a big contract. The market ...the lack of available starting CBs...will dictate that he gets one.

steelbtexan
02-17-2011, 10:14 AM
So he has illegitimate kids. He pays his child support. Hasn't gotten in trouble with the law. Cromartie would be the best CB on this team by far and I think he's overrated. So what,he has a mouth on him. Most good CB's have a mouth on them.

The CB's are always going to stink if the Texans only draft CB's without a mouth. I dont understand why people hold Cromarties illigetimates against him. But dont hold other NFL players illigetimate children against them.

Ole Miss Texan
02-17-2011, 10:43 AM
I'm really not a big fan of Antonio Cromartie, I think he's overrated. With that said... I do think think he'd be the best CB on this team. LOL. I'm not one with the X's and O's knowledge so not sure of his "fit", his strengths/weaknesses and what we're trying to do. But if he's the only decent guy we can get, then by all means, Wade should find a way to make it work!

infantrycak
02-17-2011, 10:49 AM
He's so good he is about to be looking for his third team.

playa465
02-17-2011, 10:57 AM
He won't have demand a big contract. The market ...the lack of available starting CBs...will dictate that he gets one.

Might be true in most years but this year there is a potential for a lot of decent CBs to be free agents:

http://www.footballsfuture.com/2011/fa/db.html

The sad thing is most players from other teams would be the best player on our roster at our need positions...truth or fiction?

Ryan
02-17-2011, 10:57 AM
This is just the Jets move to try to create some space for Asomugha and build a defensive powerhouse.

dc_txtech
02-17-2011, 10:58 AM
I'm not a big fan. Dude doesn't tackle and takes too many chances. I think he was in the perfect situation playing for the blitzing Jets across from Revis. He has nowhere to go but down IMO.

Double Barrel
02-17-2011, 11:24 AM
He's so good he is about to be looking for his third team.

'eh, I'm surprised that you'd use this as a guide for judging talent. I'm not comparing careers or skills, but Deion Sanders played for five different NFL teams. If multiple teams is a guide of talent, then he must have really sucked. ;)

Dude is a mercenary, and to be honest, that mentality plays into the Houston Texans favor. Cromartie can be bought, where someone like Asomugha will get paid but will most likely look for a contender. The Texans have a much better chance to sign Cormartie than they would ever have signing Asomugha.

The Texans are desperate, no doubt about it. And if history is an indication, they do not know how to draft the talent that they need at CB. Free agency provides a solid option to find proven talent.

If his past is an obstacle, then this owner has clearly learned very little in 9 years of mediocre results. Sometimes you just have to drop the choir-boy requirement in order to improve the team.

infantrycak
02-17-2011, 11:59 AM
'eh, I'm surprised that you'd use this as a guide for judging talent. I'm not comparing careers or skills, but Deion Sanders played for five different NFL teams. If multiple teams is a guide of talent, then he must have really sucked. ;)

I know you know the difference but to be explicit teams are getting rid of Cromartie. Teams were clamoring for Sanders and he was going to the highest bidder.

HOU-TEX
02-17-2011, 12:32 PM
Where ever he ends up, his family will double the city's population

Double Barrel
02-17-2011, 12:36 PM
I know you know the difference but to be explicit teams are getting rid of Cromartie. Teams were clamoring for Sanders and he was going to the highest bidder.

While certainly big picture analysis is a good idea, what are the reason(s) the Chargers and Jets are 'getting rid' of him?

What I found on the Chargers deal was that they were trying to get value for him before his deal was up.

"General Manager A.J. Smith is having the same thoughts about Cromartie that Bill Belichick had about Richard Seymour: Get something for him now rather than nothing when he leaves as a free agent." - Source (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/17/should-chargers-trade-antonio-cromartie/)

I'd like to read any other angles on the Chargers deal if you have them.

As far as the Jets, this story has been disputed (http://twitter.com/TheJetsStream/statuses/38051657652764672), so it's not even certain that the Jets are going to let him go. And according to the story in the OP of this thread, the Jets might be aiming for Asomugha, so it would not make a lot of sense to throw big money at Cromartie to play nickel back.

My take is simply that we are desperate and he is heads-and-shoulders better than anyone on our roster. We only need him for a couple of seasons until Wade can develop some talent in our secondary. I think it's worth a shot, because we are looking for immediate results at this point in time.

Texan_Bill
02-17-2011, 12:41 PM
Lock up your daughters and wives. 9 children from 8 women in 6 states.... Awesome!

infantrycak
02-17-2011, 01:16 PM
While certainly big picture analysis is a good idea, what are the reason(s) the Chargers and Jets are 'getting rid' of him?

Cromartie didn't start as a rookie. As a sophomore he had a tremendous season and folks thought he was the next Champ Bailey. As is so often the case that didn't pan out. There was a lot of grousing in San Diego about his play as well as his off the field issues. I don't see it as analogous to Seymour because (a) the Patriots got a 1st because league wide Seymour was very highly regarded and (b) Seymour was turning 30 whereas Cromartie was still on his rookie contract.

My take is simply that we are desperate and he is heads-and-shoulders better than anyone on our roster. We only need him for a couple of seasons until Wade can develop some talent in our secondary. I think it's worth a shot, because we are looking for immediate results at this point in time.

Don't get me wrong. I want them to take a shot as well. He has tremendous athletic ability (which is his fault at times as he relies too heavily on it). They need to make their best efforts to sign someone if there is even a free agency.

Second Honeymoon
02-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Not a chance he is a Texan
He will get paid though. Big $$.

gary
02-17-2011, 09:21 PM
I would still sign him depending on his asking price and what other free agents are out there.

steelbtexan
02-17-2011, 09:28 PM
Lock up your daughters and wives. 9 children from 8 women in 6 states.... Awesome!

Antonio Cromartie

Ladies Man

srrono
02-19-2011, 12:44 AM
Cromartie is retiring from the NFL because NBC is curently negotiating with Cromartie to star in the revamp of the series Eight is Enough


http://www.timemachinetoys.com/viewmaster/VM8enough.JPG

Txn_in_FL
02-19-2011, 05:37 AM
Cromartie is retiring from the NFL because NBC is curently negotiating with Cromartie to star in the revamp of the series Eight is Enough


http://www.timemachinetoys.com/viewmaster/VM8enough.JPG

View Master? Seriously?!?!?

Rep for you.

texanchris
02-19-2011, 10:24 AM
everytime i watched a jets game it was mainly Cromartie who was getting burned. He would fit right in with our current secondary but their are better CB's that are becoming free agents that the Texans should sign.