When you’re about to face a team that recently beat you 45-3, the last thing you want to do is get your opponents angry.
Rex Ryan and the Jets, though, are clearly no conventional bunch, so when they lash out in the media, you often just chalk it up to the “Jets being the Jets.”
Antonio Cromartie, however, took things far enough with his recent comments that the Patriots can’t help but notice — particularly Tom Brady.
The issue of Brady pointing to the opposing sideline after touchdowns was broached by the Jets earlier this week, with Ryan calling the habit “Brady being Brady.”
Cromartie, though, took it further in an interview with the New York Daily News.
“We see that a lot. He does it a lot,” Cromartie said. “That’s the kind of guy he is. We really don’t give a damn, to tell you the truth.”
Then, he was asked about what kind of guy he thought Brady was.
Cromartie thereafter offered his strategy for preventing those gestures to his sideline.
“I don’t have to play against him,” the cornerback said. “I play against the receivers. … But if I beat the s— out of his receivers, he can’t throw the ball.”
Cromartie, however, did give Brady somewhat of a compliment as well.
“That’s the kind of a guy he is. He’s a competitor, he loves what he’s doing,” Cromartie said. “He’s going to compete. When you’re competing, you are not worrying about anything else, about what anybody else is doing. You’re just worried about what you have to do.”
Clearly, Cromartie is just worried about what he has to do — nothing else.
Photo of the day
Why is Antonio Cromartie wearing one of those hoax bracelets? Why are the Jets incapable of avoiding a media circus? Can Cromartie actually still cover receivers? Leave your thoughts below.
Quote of the day
“You don’t ever imagine something like that. You just go out there and do your job and we did it for 48 minutes.”
—Kobe Bryant after the Lakers’ 112-57 win over the Cavaliers 112-57 on Tuesday
Comment of the day
Wait. You and your teammates don’t have dueling mega-parties?
“I thought birthdays were a big deal for kids, not adults.”
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Life is pretty good all of a sudden for Homeless Ted Williams.