On Second Thought, Bucs Must Pass On Cromartie

February 19th, 2010

When word broke near the stroke of midnight that the Chargers were shopping baggage-carrying cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who would you expect to deliver the news in the wee hours?

And Joe did.

At the time, Joe was intrigued: A world class cornerback who may have some off-field issues, Joe thought it might be worth the gamble, considering Ronde Barber will likely play his final season this fall.

Then, Joe began learning more about Cromartie. Joe learned that not only has he developed a phobia for tackling, he has developed a phobia for Trojans (that one-liner is courtesy of “The Big Dog.”)

From what Joe has read, Cromartie is trying his best to pollinate every young lass he comes across, some seven offspring in five states.

Once his bedding partners have birthed, Cromartie doesn’t believe in paying child support.

IF that information wasn’t enough, what pretty much sent Joe over the edge in not wanting Cromartie was a blast from the Tampa Tribune’s eye-RAH! Kaufman, via TBO.com’s Bucs Twitter feed.

If the Bucs are serious about emphasizing character and leadership skills, they will pass on talented Chargers CB Antonio Cromartie.

Solid point. Bucs coaches (and lawyers) have enough hours of their days occupied by keeping helmet-wielding Aqib Talib on the straight and narrow. The Bucs don’t need more of the same.

Joe also found this little gem about what a punk Cromartie may be. Not only doesn’t he like to tackle in a playoff game, he has to drill an opponent with a cheap shot after he scores.

At least try to take the cheap shot before he scores, like when you pulled up rather than tackle, huh?

11 Responses to “On Second Thought, Bucs Must Pass On Cromartie”

  1. Eric Says:

    Looks like the young man has a bad pulling problem, up or out……………….

  2. OAR Says:

    Cromartie is King of the Baby Daddy Antics!

  3. OAR Says:

    Or maybe he thinks they’re like the new state quarters collection and wants one from every state?

  4. Joe Says:

    Or maybe he thinks they’re like the new state quarters collection and wants one from every state?


    Post of the week!!!

  5. Mike J Says:

    His aversion to contact makes him a bad choice for a cover 2. I was surprised by some of the bad stuff Ive read about him in the past few days. The Bucs need to steer clear IMO.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m surprised Maury Povich hasn’t approached him to be on his show yet. He could probably have a two hour special if he invited Cromartie, Travis Henry, and Shawn Kemp on for paternity tests.

  7. gotbbucs Says:

    Somebody needs a vasectomy….I think I know who it is.

  8. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    Who cares how many babies he has in whatever states. What does that have to do with football?? Nothing…should not even be mentioned. I think this kid matched up with Talib would give us a dynamic duo at the CB position. I would prefer Haden, but that means a first round pick. If we could swap Ward for Crom. and maybe give them a draft pick, or as I sadi before give them Ward and Ruud for their 2nd round pick and Cromartie. This kid has amazing talent and let Ra at him and I’m sure he will do just fine. And the quarter comment…Priceless!!! that was awesome!!!

  9. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    I think if we pick up Cromartie our draft could go like this…
    First, trade our # 3 pick to Seattle for their #6 pick and their #6 pick in the second round. Then…

    Round 1
    Pick 6- Dez Bryant WR Ok. State
    Round 2
    Pick 2a- Arrelious Benn WR Illinois
    Pick 2b- (from Seattle)- Jerry Hughes OLB/DE TCU, or Tyson Alahua DT Cal.
    Pick 2c- Jahvid Best RB WVU or Dexter McCluster RB Ole Miss.
    Maybe pick Jerry Hughes up if still avaliable if we take King Tyce with the previous pick
    Round 3
    Perrish Cox CB Ok. State or a RB from the list in round 2 if we do not draft one in that round.
    Round 4
    ____ Stuckey S Kansas…Can’t remember his first name at the moment
    or..Cam Chancellor S Clemson this kid can hit!!!
    Round 5
    Answa CB Nebraska Don’t know how to spell his long funky name
    Round 6
    OL best available guard or tackle
    Round 7
    Freddy Barnes WR Bowling Green
    And another OL with our last pick in the draft or a Kicker

    What do you guys think???

    I think King Tyce will be good enough with Roy Miller to allow us to trade out of the # 3 spot even if McCoy or Suh is still there…we need help in too many areas to turn down a second round pick to drop down a few spots and still get a pro bowl player!! GO BUCS!!

  10. Joe Says:


    Who cares how many babies he has in whatever states. What does that have to do with football??

    Well, click on the link that Joe provided in the post. Cromartie himself admits all the stuff he had to deal with off the field was distracting him from his job on the field.

    So, yeah, Joe believes it’s a legitimate point.

    By the way, you did some good research there on your mock draft. Thanks!

  11. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    Ok…I will give you the point on it being legitimate! It may be a distraction but I think with Raheem coaching him and having Rhonde to mentor him this year could really help the kid out. This could work out great for us and with not much risk involved in the trade why not try it. Thats just my personal opinion. And thanks Joe for the comment on my mock draft. I feel all those people could be gotten and would most certaintly improve our team. Imagine that draft class 2-3 years from now!!! Perrish Cox is the only ? because he could be taken in the 1st round or 4th round. Who knows with him?? Too many questions marks on his character and what not, but also has the talent to make him a 1st round pick.