Unbelievable. Its the word most of us probably used last year when we saw Antonio Cromartie play. This year, however, the word is used in a negative connotation. How in the world does Cro go from the season he had last year to the absolute garbage I've seen this year? And if you say "Cause Merriman is out", I will smack you in the F*$&@*& mouth. Its much more then that.
I can't count the number of times I've seen Cromartie stand by and watch as his teammates are trying to make a tackle. And I'm trying to remember the last time he's even come near to knocking down a pass. And if he has, its been few and far between as he's been too busy allowing his man catch the ball because he's five yards off the guy. And god forbid he actually has to make a tackle. OH PLEEZZ, DON'T GET MY UNI DIRTY YO!
Now, I don't know what goes on during the Monday game review, but I would love to know what Rivera thinks of his play. There's just no way he can't see the way his "star corner" is playing if he's going over film every week. Its pretty much been going on all season, so its obvious to me, but why isn't it obvious to the coaches? Guess the question is "Who would replace him?" Unfortunately there isn't an easy answer as Cletis Gordon and Antione Cason aren't ready to start.
Its little things like this that have killed the Chargers as a whole this season. Of course Cromartie isn't to blame for everything, but it's the little things that can make a big difference in a game. And until Cro can prove he actually gives a shit on the field and make the plays we know he can make, we'd be better off without him in there.