January 25, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the 2014 Pro Bowl Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Cromartie: A Look Back


January 25, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the 2014 Pro Bowl Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It was an up and down four years for Antonio Cromartie, prior to yesterday’s release. He made some big plays, and was beaten for some big plays. Let’s take a look back.

Despite playing through a nasty hip injury, Cromartie started every game in 2013. It showed a deft amount of leadership, but by the same token, was a bit of his downfall, being vulnerable since he wasn’t healthy. Still, he managed to pick off three passes and knock down ten (per Pro Football Reference).

For his career in the green and white, Antonio picked off 13 passes, taking one back to the house, along with 52 passes defended. He also forced two fumbles, recovering one.

With all of his play on defense, he might be best remembered for a kick return. Remember the 2010 playoff game against the Colts? His kickoff return set up the game winning field goal by Nick Folk, sending the team up to New England for the grudge match against that evil empire.

Here is some video to remember the good times:

We could have some fun and show him on “Hard Knocks” trying to remember all of his kids’ names, but this is not the day to kick the guy.

Love him or hate him, he will be missed in the green and white family.

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