Antonio Cromartie?!?! Adam Schein of SportsNet New York reported that not only will Cromartie NOT be giving Sexy Rexy and the rest of the Dirty Sanchez Mafia any kind of “hometown discount”, but that the Jaguars were on Cromartie’s “short list” of teams he’d like to play for. Could the big-play cornerback be suiting up in teal this season?
HELL NO – ARE YOU OUT YOUR DAMN MIND, FOOL?!?! Haven’t you people paid any attention? What have we been trying to teach you? Look, we all know GM Gene wants players whose main focuses in life are God, family, and football (not necessarily in that order), but that’s because people with these priorities tend to have minimal distractions. Cromartie has the distracting type of interest in his family or rather families (as in plural) and starting as many new ones as possible. Spending time with your family is one thing, spending time trying to memorize the names of all the children you’ve fathered is something entirely different. Cromartie won’t fit our budget, won’t fit our defense, and won’t fit into our locker room – too many distractions. End of story.
In other news, Schein also reported that Jacksonville is a possible landing spot for Eric Weddle. He notes that it really sounds like Eric wants to stay in San Diego and I’m thinking this is where he stays, as well. He fits the GM Gene mold and he’s a solid free safety and legitimate playmaker, definitely the kind of free agent with the skills and personality to become a building block, at age 26. But as I said yesterday, I don’t see the Jaguars spending this kind of money on a non-premium position and think he’d prefer to “patch” the safety position for now and let Prosinski or Carey win the job and draft a legitimate starter in the near future, if they are unable to earn the position.
– Andrew Hofheimer