Cromartie Not Happy with Revis Trade

Published on 22-Apr-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NFL / NFL Daily Update

Antonio Cromartie

Let the backlash begin.

We all knew it wouldn't take long before the you-know-what would hit the fan when it came to the Darrelle Revis-to-Tampa trade. We knew the Jets fans would probably be upset, and it's apparent the players aren't all that pleased, either.

Antonio Cromartie happens to be one of them. He is not happy at all that Revis is gone, and he had no problem expressing his displeasure to the media Sunday.

"It sucks. That's my reaction: It sucks," Cromartie told the New York Daily News.

"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."

But not everyone feels the same way. Warren Sapp of the NFL Network, who also played in Tampa Bay, had a different take on this. He thought Revis wasn't a team player.

"He's selfish and he's never been a team player,'' Sapp said. “We didn't win the championship that way. Derrick Brooks and I always cared more about the team than ourselves.''

Excuse me, Warren, but as I recall, you didn't end your career in Tampa Bay. You and your loyalty went to the Oakland Raiders, so you should be the last person to talk!

It's obvious that most NFL fans and personnel are going to think this was a bad trade for the Jets unless they pick up someone in the draft like a Dee Milliner from Alabama, who is supposed to be the next Revis.

But really, besides one obvious bingo in hockey -- when Sidney Crosby became the Next One to Wayne Gretzky's Great One -- how often does the 'next' tag ever amount to anything.

That old saw about a bird in the hand is spot on. And the Jets' bird has now flown.

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