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Antonio Cromartie puts surprising twist on best CB debate

  • Jim Racalto
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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie joined his teammate Patrick Peterson as another person who doesn’t think Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman is the best CB in the NFL.

Cromartie recently tossed in his two cents about the debate, and he gave a surprising response when discussing who he thinks the league’s best CB’s are:

Per PFT:

“To me, right now, it’s either me or [Revis]. You got three guys that’s up and coming, but right now it’s either me or this guy — when we’re healthy,” Cromartie said. “And when we’re healthy we know what we can do on the football field. We’ve both shown it in a Rex Ryan defense with zero help. We tell that safety to roll up to the other side. … I want these guys to be on an island by themselves and play zero coverage. They [haven’t] done it yet. They [haven’t] done nothing that me and Rev have done in Rex Ryan’s defense.”

I am sure the “zero help” reference is directed at Sherman, because he plays with two All-Pro safeties, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. However, although Cromartie has had some nice seasons, he hasn’t been nearly as consistent as Sherman.

Either way, the Cardinals will be very happy if Cromartie plays to the level he put himself on with these comments. He and Peterson have a chance to become a top CB duo in the league.

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