Antonio Cromartie says very bad things about Tom Brady
Updated at 3:03 p.m.
Antonio Cromartie isn't stepping back from his comments about Tom Brady.
Saying "no reason to," Cromartie told reporters: "I hope he throws the ball 10 times my way."
Updated at 11:20 a.m.
There's good old-fashioned trash talking that leads to a stellar performance and a huge upset and then there's ill-advised trap-flapping, the kind that causes an opponent to leave the yapper in flames like a BMW in an Atlanta snowstorm.
Cromartie, Jets cornerback, was asked what kind of guy the Patriots quarterback is and replied, "An a------...[bleep] him."
Cromartie, Rex Ryan and the rest of the Jets didn't care for the way Brady pointed to the Jets sideline after passing for a touchdown that gave the Patriots a 38-3 in their 45-3 beatdown of the Jets on Dec. 6. "That's what I think about him. I don't really give a damn about him," he said. "I don't have to play against him. I play against the receivers."
The danger is that Brady will, um, light him up. When he isn't taking in "Lombardi" on Broadway rather than watching the Jets' wild-card game, Brady, like the rest of his team, has been content to let Ryan and Bill Belichick do most of the talking. Even the rest of the Jets aren't buying into Cromartie's talk. "...If I beat the [stove-top stuffing] out of his receivers, he can't throw the ball," Cromartie said.
Brady's response? A verbal shrug.
"I've been called worse," Brady said today. "I'm sure there's a long list of people that feel that way but he's a good player, [Darrelle] Revis is a great player. They've got a great secondary. They're one of the best defenses we face. We're going to spend a lot of time preparing for them.
"What they're capable of doing over there, shutting down the Colts offense like they did was pretty impressive because we know how good that offense is, but we're going to get ready to play."
So far, Cromartie's comments aren't reflecting favorably on him. He and Ryan are leading a New York Daily News poll asking whether his description most aptly applies to him, Ryan, Brady or Belichick.
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| January 12, 2011; 10:48 AM ET
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