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Cromartie eyes interception record, highest-paid CB in NFL?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by reg, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Buck Melanoma

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    If anyone in the league can do it, Cro can. And run back 8+ for TD's. :tup:
     
  2. ChargerRay

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    The INT's will be come, but his focus needs to always be on being in the right position to defend the ball and make the necessary tackle. He'll get burned if always gambles for the pick.
     
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    Who is this Cromartie guy? When did we pick him up? Is he any good?
     
  5. ChargerRay

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    I heard he's the second coming of Sammy Davis. :yes:
     
  6. IgorUnchained

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    I agree...and factor in the fact that teams will be throwing his way a lot less this season, I dont see 15 being all that probable.

    I would love to see him get 10, but not at the sake of giving up big plays for the sake of getting his Sportscenter on.
     
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  8. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Now that he's starting this entire season, we'll really see what he's got!!! :bolt:
     
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    Id rather see his goal to be winning a superbowl. I hope he doesnt get burned by going for a int when he could bat a pass down.

    In anycase, it should be fun to watch our secondary this year.
     
  10. bigmike.x.09

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    the guy will be the pinnacle of "coverage defensive back" sideline to sideline baby.
     
  11. Thunderstruck

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    With any other corner I've ever watched I would scoff at the idea of 15 picks. Cromartie is the only corner I have ever seen who makes me think he actually might be able to challenge that goal. I don't think I've ever watched a guy who so consistently seemed to grab an interception every game. I know he didn't get one in every start, but for every start he had where he didn't have one he had a start where he had two or three. And then for him to carry that over into the playoffs against Manning and Brady... and again in the pro bowl... I mean, the guy only started 12 games when you include the playoffs and pro-bowl in there, and he had 14 friggin picks. There are wide receivers who don't put up 14 receptions in 12 games.

    It wouldn't surprise me if Cromartie plays fantastic football all year long and only ends up with 5 or 6 picks just because QB's will stay away from him. But it also wouldn't shock me to see him put up double-digits again. He's that uncanny.
     
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  12. o-line protagonist

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    He is uncanny in the fact that he has a great nack for the ball and reading the receiver. There in, imo, lies his greatest ability. Anticipation.

    Note to QB. Throw that shite his way...go ahead.
     
  13. Thunderstruck

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    He's an excellent complement to Jammer at this point in his career. Jammer's always been about as close as you can get to perfect when it comes to blanketing his receiver... but his lack of ball awareness was so acute early in his career that receiver would catch balls that were literally inches from Jammer's face because Quentin just wouldn't turn his head. Quarterbacks figured out that there wasn't much risk in throwing to Jammer's side, and even though he's never given up a ton of big plays he rarely made any himself. Jammer has improved considerably in that regard, and even though he still doesn't grab a lot of picks he makes it so that throwing to his man is pretty futile by batting down a lot more throws than he used to.

    Cromartie doesn't cover nearly as tight as Jammer and doesn't possess Jammer's nearly-perfect technique (yet) but with his make-up speed and awesome ball-awareness I think quarterbacks are actually going to be afraid to throw to his side even when the receiver appears to be open.

    Why was Deon Sanders a shut-down corner? Well, he was a solid cover-corner, but it was his ball-awareness and his knack for the pick-six that really discouraged QB's from throwing to his man.

    So now quaterbacks are going to be left with the option of throwing to a guy who is probably blanketed in coverage, or throwing to a guy who might appear open, but then again the corner might just make a spectacular play and change the complexion of the game.
     

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