Antonio Cromartie lacks experience at wide receiver. He does not lack confidence. After just a few snaps at the position during the New York Jets' training camp, Cromartie was asked where he'd rank himself on the Jets' depth chart.
"I think I'd put myself as second," Cromartie said on ESPN's "First Take," via ProFootballTalk. "I haven't really played it in the past four or five years, but I can put myself as the second just with raw ability and talent going out there, I think, me separating and being a more physical guy out there on the outside."
On one hand, Cromartie's move to wideout looks desperate. But the sad part here is that Cromartie could at least make an argument in his case. Chaz Schilens can't stay healthy. Jeremy Kerley is stuck in the doghouse. Stephen Hill looks very promising, but he hasn't played an NFL game. Cromartie believes he's more versatile than the others.
"Kerley is a more of a slot receiver, he's a slot guy," Cromartie said. "Stephen Hill is a younger guy that can get down the field. I think, for me, I can run every single route in the route tree. I'm not going to take anything away from my ability, so when you ask me that question, I'm going to say, yes, I believe I'm one of the best receivers on the football team, next to Santonio Holmes."
We love the Jets. With no teams left to trash talk around the rest of the league, they are starting to talk trash to themselves.