Love for cro

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  1. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    You're right, I don't appreciate the way he refuses to make contact with a receiver at the LOS, and the way he constantly misreads and overpursues short routes. Oh yeah, and there's also that whole tackling thing. Get real.
     
  2. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Anyone concerned about Cro's play? The Jets D has only allowed 2 touchdowns all season. Both by Cromartie. I would say I am not concerned as of yet. Not like he is burned every play. He played pretty well on MNF I thought.
     
  3. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    The problem is the misuse if Bowles wants to keep leaving him in sintle coverage. I've said it before. Cromartie needs safety help. He's not some completely inept corner but he can't cover double moves or anything deeper down the field by himself because he's a pass interference waiting to happen. He also shouldn't be pressing at the line because he's not a physically gifted player anymore in terms of recovery speed.

    Play him 5 yards off the receiver tell him to jump everything underneath and make sure that deep half or third of the field has safety help to cover his weaknesses.

    He's always been the same type of player but it was the recovery speed that allowed him to be excellent at covering double moves and deep routes. As that fades he's really more suited for a zone defense and he can still be damn good at doing that.

    That's why you'd like to see Marcus Williams play in third and longs when we're sending heat. Something about the guy. Not a very gifted athlete running a slow 40 with a pedestrian vertical but the guy straight sticks to receivers.
     
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  4. Milliner is your Mommy

    Milliner is your Mommy Well-Known Member

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    Thats his problem as far as I see it. He can play really well but when he gives up a play its a homerun. Revis will give up catches but hes such a great tackler and through his career he rarely gets completely burnt.
     
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