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Friday, March 5, 2010
The flipside of Cromartie's upside


The New York Jets made an intrepid move Thursday night, acquiring San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie for a 2011 draft choice.

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The move was bold on many levels. Cromartie is a confounding figure both on and off the field.

First the upside: He'll turn just 26 next month. He was an All-Pro in 2007, when he led the league with 10 interceptions.

But he brings his share of problems with him and will face the same type of scrutiny receiver Braylon Edwards received when the Jets traded for him in October.

In the interest of providing a more complete look at Cromartie than merely considering how potentially terrifying he and Darrelle Revis can be for opposing quarterbacks, let's take a look at the more troublesome aspects of his background.