“Out the Door”, or “Back for More”: CB Edition

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August 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) shown on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s continue our journey through the Jets roster, and talk about how should be “out the door”, and who should be “back for more”. Today, we look at the cornerbacks.

DARRELLE REVIS: I am not going to insult any of you with a long explanation here. Unless they figure out a way to move him for a bunch of draft picks, Revis will obviously be…..

BACK FOR MORE

ANTONIO CROMARTIE: Antonio was called upon to get the job done when Revis was injured, and he did just that. Quarterbacks had a passer rating of 69.7 when throwing in Cromartie’s direction. His rating in pass coverage was 11.1, ranking him 5th in the league ( per PFF). Quarterbacks also only completed 46% of their passes thrown his way. In 2011, Revis was only a little bit better at just over 41%. I am also of the thought that they should look into trading Cromartie for a bulk of picks. But, writing this under the assumption that doesn’t happen, Antonio Cromartie will also be….

BACK FOR MORE

KYLE WILSON: Here is a guy that is tough to figure out. He was drafted in the first round, and with that, came high expectations, ones that he hasn’t really lived up to yet. After being thrust into the starting lineup in 2012 after Revis went down, he ranked 73rd amongst quarterbacks with a PFF rating of -3.0, but the QB rating when throwing towards him wasn’t bad, at only 78.4. At -1.4, his coverage rating was 73rd in the league. A lot of fans have not been happy with Kyle, especially in 2012, when he did a lot of showboating after getting beat by his opponent. Clearly, his swagger was outweighed by his negative play. He actually wouldn’t be a huge cap hit if he is released, only about $457,000. His dead money would be a little over $3 million. With all of that, I would be willing, and so would most fans, to see Kyle Wilson……

OUT THE DOOR

We will talk about the younger cornerbacks on the next page.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    Great assessment, only problem I would have is with Trufant. He seemed to come into his own, middle towards late in the season. He showed he was so much a better defender than Wilson that I would let him compete in camp. Walls, I’ve stated in previous comments, may be worth making a project of. He watches the ball great, has good speed and, I think, just needs some tweeking to be a Revis type defender.

    • TheJetPress

      That’s fair.. I certainly wouldn’t be upset if they keep Trufant around, and I like Walls. If they could turn him into a Revis type, that would be a dream. Nice one to think about. Thanks for the feedback as always.