Antonio Cromartie was asked about Rex Ryan’s comments that the Jets were going to have a top-five defense this year. Here is what Cromartie had to say, “I think for me, I agree with him 100 percent. It’s just about us going out and making sure that we do our jobs and making sure we cut down on mental errors and cut out the self-inflicted wounds. For us, we feel like we have a good front seven to get to the quarterback, (we) just (have) to make sure we’re communicating from the safeties to the linebackers and out to the corners.”
The Jets defense will have several new starters this year. Two new safeties, possibly one new corner alongside Cromartie, Bart Scott is gone and there is some new blood on the defensive line. Does Cromartie anticipate a drop off as a result of these changes?
I don’t really think it’s going to be any kind of drop off. I think we have a great group of guys that understand what we’re trying to accomplish here as a defense (and) as a whole. We understand the method that Rex wants and Coach Thurman wants also. (There) is a formula for us going out and just doing it and playing up to the best of our abilities.