Even though his head coach does everything in his power to take the heat off his players, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromarite couldn’t quite keep himself from giving the New England Patriots some bulletin board material by calling Tom Brady an asshole.
Cromartie’s tirade was a takeoff on Ryan’s comments about Brady’s post-touchdown “antics”.
“He’s doing the pointing at our defensive line and stuff like that,” Cromartie said according to the New York Daily News. “That’s the kind of a guy he is. He’s a competitor, he loves what he’s doing. He’s going to compete. When you’re competing, you are not worrying about anything else, about what anybody else is doing. You’re just worried about what you have to do.
“We see that a lot. He does it a lot,” Cromartie said. “That’s the kind of guy he is. We really don’t give a damn, to tell you the truth.”
“An asshole”, Cromartie said when asked what kind of guy Brady is. “—- him.”
Cromartie had a lockdown performance against the Patriots in their first meeting in the Meadowlands, but struggled in a 45-3 loss on Monday Night Football late in the season.
Just a hunch, but I wouldn’t expect any reaction to Cromartie’s comments from Foxborough until sometime late in the 4th quarter on Sunday. I’m sure it’ll be appropriate, subtle, and something we’ve all seen from Brady a lot over the years.