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Chargers' Cromartie remains on trading block

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  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Kevin Acee, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010




    Antonio Cromartie has been and remains on the trading block.
    It was reported last March that the Chargers planned to try to trade Cromartie but that those plans were contingent on the club acquiring another cornerback. Four weeks ago, following the 2009 season, it was reported that the Chargers likely would try to trade Cromartie again.
    Rumblings about his being traded have grown recently, and league sources Wednesday said the Chargers actually have been shopping Cromartie for the better part of the past year.
    The team was involved in talks regarding Cromartie up until the October trading deadline and has had feelers out the bulk of this offseason, sources said.
    “We’re not discussing any information on any of our players,” Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith said Wednesday. “If there is anything to report on any of our players we’ll let you know immediately.”
    Smith said in his end-of-the year news conference last February that the Chargers had players “who have to step up … I’m uncertain about a few guys.” Cromartie was one of the players to whom he was referring.
    Cromartie had 10 interceptions in 2007 but has just five in the two seasons since, and his lack of physicality and a perceived laissez faire attitude has worn on teammates and coaches.
    The team is ready to move on from its 2006 first-round draft pick, and Cromartie has told people close to him he would like to be traded.
    One source said the team talked with the Dallas Cowboys recently about a deal involving Cowboys running back Tashard Choice, though it was not known whether there were any other components involved in a potential deal. The Cowboys were not interested.
    It is not known if the Chargers will be able to work a deal for Cromartie, though talks are expected to pick up at the Scouting Combine next week in Indianapolis. Whether or not Cromartie can be traded, it is virtually certain that 2010 would be his final season as a Charger.
    Before any team would trade for Cromartie, whose contract expires after 2010, it almost certainly would negotiate a contract extension.
    Antoine Cason, the Chargers’ 2008 first-round pick, would be Cromartie’s heir apparent. But the Chargers likely will look to draft a cornerback, even if they keep Cromartie for 2010.
    Cason is still seen as a future starter at cornerback despite the fact he lost his job as the No. 1 nickel back midway through last season. Sources have said the team was not pleased with how Cason played in September and October after showing great promise in the spring and summer, but it believes he will improve and has the tools to play outside at corner.
     
  2. foober

    foober BoltTalker

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    We've all got to brag cro up. He is good at coverage and a returner. WE need to get a 2nd rounder out of trading him. Time to go to other websites and brag on cro big time.:yes:
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I'm sure as **** tired of his "laissez faire" attitude. Watching him pat Chris Johnson on the *** was the final straw for me, I'm 100% convinced Cromartie cares more about making his money and being popular than the team winning games. It wouldn't even surprise me if he went out and partied later that night after our loss to the Jets.


    Still he's got undeniable physical gifts, and good CB's are hard to come by, and CB depth is almost impossible to come by. If we can't do better than an early 2nd rounder I would keep him for 2010 as depth. His desire for a big contract could be good motivation.
     
  4. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    he has to make money to support those babies, he can't afford to injure himself
     
  5. Workplay

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    If 2010 is his final contract year, maybe we shouldn't trade him. He'll be playing for a new contract, so with lots of $$$ on the line, he should be playing his best game all season. He might even have another 10-int pro-bowl year. :yes:

    Of course we wouldn't re-sign him, but we could reap the benefits of Cro actually playing hard for one season.
     
  6. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Espescially when we're in a "win now" situation like we are, the point is to get to the Super Bowl...RIGHT NOW.:yes:

    If Jammer or Cason goes down and we don't have Cromartie we could be in some real trouble if we have to plug in Brandon Hughes or some other no name 5th round bench warmer.
     
  7. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    What makes you think we can "win now" with Cromartie?

    Was it his stellar display of aggressiveness the last time he was in a "win now" play with the season on the line?

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  8. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    Other teams will know this too. All the more reason to trade him.
     
  9. BlazingBolt

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    Nothing like playing with 10 guys when trying to stop the most crucial 4th and short play of the season....

    No way you bring the guy back even if a trade doesn't work out...he needs to be gone.
     
  10. scratchnz

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    This was posted by a Baltimore Ravens sports analyst...

    The back who assumed workhorse duties for Lewis, Willis McGahee is a frequently mentioned name in the rumor mill as a potential trade candidate. The Detroit Lions is one of the teams often brought up as a possible suitor yet another has entered the mix – the San Diego Chargers. Ladainian Tomlinson has probably seen his last days in powder blue and Darren Sproles, a free agent, isn’t exactly an every down back. There may be a match with the Chargers who reportedly are listening to offers for CB Antonio Cromartie.

    Cromartie, a workout warrior, has had two subpar seasons after a stellar 2007 during which he intercepted 10 passes in the regular season, two in the post season and another pair of picks in the Pro Bowl en route to his All Pro status. Cromartie is in the fifth and final season of a 5 year rookie contract.

    The former FSU Seminole has a reputation for being a soft corner and an unwilling participant in support of run defense. That said if the Ravens can convince the Chargers to take on McGahee’s contract and unload a player viewed by some in San Diego as a malcontent, Ozzie Newsome should jump at the chance even if it is a one season rental. Cromartie is playing for the next contract and his contributions could be the bridge to properly develop any 2010 draft picks and buy some time for the recovering Lardarius Webb.


    Its a good point about this being a contract year for Cromartie! I'm not over-enthused by him but with prospect of a longterm deal pending...maybe he would up his game and be like he was in the stellar season he had with 10 picks??!!
     
  11. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    The prospects of a new contract won't be enough to entice this guy to hit someone. He knows that if he gets hurt... he gets no contract. Whereas if he just stays upright and healthy, he will likely be able to stay on someone's roster for years to come.

    He needs to keep the income flowing because of his trail of bastard children.
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    5+ and counting, that's gotta be just a tad distracting

    :icon_eek:
     
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  15. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    eek is right. holy ****. 7 kids with 6 women in 5 different states? phuck me sideways.
     
  16. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    He would do that too.
     
  17. CoronaDoug

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    Cro may just do that! :icon_eek::lol:
     
  18. bigmike.x.09

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    oh **** :icon_eek: :lol: ill run at him and he'll just run away, we're good, we're good.
     
  19. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Only if you're carrying a football. :lol:
     
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  21. nflhof

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    Cromartie sees a hottie and says...........

    I would hit that!!!!!! NOT
     
  22. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    hahaha you could take that both ways
     
  23. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    I don't get it. He obviously loves to plug holes so why won't he plug them on the field. He must love to get physical but then he's afraid of contact when it comes to football. He's got the testosterone, but avoids any chance to let it out.
     
  24. CoronaDoug

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    Thats What She Said!
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  25. msmith

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    He reminds me another former player, a one-year wonder, David Boston.
     
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    Can one man command less respect? ...I suppose so, but Cromartie is doing himself no favours...on or off the field.

    His trade value will be no higher than it is now...

    TRADE HIM NOW!!!
     
  27. foober

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    We've got to start raving about how sad wel'll be if cromartie gets traded. Go to all the nfl draft websites and just moan and be sad that cromartie might leave san diego. That he's the second coming of deon sanders. Which isn't that far off. CAn't tackle but can cover.

    CAuse it would help us alot alot if we could get a 2nd rounder for him.
     
  28. Shumway

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    It seems like he's been working out the clubs more than the field.

    Remember after the '07 year, he was talking about potentially playing some offence as well as defence and breaking the single season INT record. We were wondering (after the Nate Clements contract) how much we'd have to pay to keep him. That seems like a long time ago now.
     

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