“In the beginning I thought I played pretty bad,” Cromartie said. “But going back and looking at the film and seeing how everything broke down I feel like I did a pretty good job.”
As for his kick returns, Cromartie was used a majority of the time, something the Jets decided to go with at the last second.
From now on, Cromartie and RB Joe McKnight will rotate, according to Ryan.
“I think Cromartie could be exceptional,” Ryan said.
The only complaint: Taking a ball nine yards back in the end zone. That will change, as special teams coach Mike Westhoff issued orders forbidding Cromartie from that.
“I can’t go 109 no more,” Cromartie cracked, alluding to his league-record, 109-yard return on a missed field goal from his days with the Chargers.