Darrelle Revis is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and one particular Jet is not taking the trade well. Jets pro bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie grew extremely close with Revis, and according to Around The League, Cromartie is devastated, saying “it sucks.”
“It sucks. That’s my reaction: It sucks,” Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie told New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta. “Losing a guy like that just sucks. A leader in the locker room, a leader in the classroom, a leader on the field. A great playmaker on the field. It just sucks losing a guy like that.
“I’m surprised really, to tell you the truth. I’m surprised more so than anything.”
Cromartie didn’t stop there either. Cromartie more than anyone should know this is a business, but he seemed beyond shocked.
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“I know it’s a business, but I don’t even have a reaction now,” Cromartie said. “I don’t even know what to say. I was thinking last year when I saw him that it was going to be the both of us (on the Jets) for a long time. But I understand the business standpoint of it.
“It’s a disappointment. You look forward to playing with the best cornerback in the league. When you pair us two together, we felt like we had the best tandem. We had the best tandem. Now, he’s leaving. You just got to roll with the punches.”