Sunday, August 5, 2012
Three things we learned on Day 10
By Rich Cimini
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A few take-aways from Saturday night's Green & White scrimmage:
1. Cromartie picked a bad time to hit somebody. Never known as a physical cornerback, Antonio Cromartie drilled WR Santonio Holmes in the back (looked like a clean hit), resulting in a rib injury for Holmes. Maybe Cromartie, who created a controversy last week when he said he could be the second-best receiver on the team, has his sights set on being No. 1. He should save the tough-guy stuff for the real games.
2. Dealing with Tebow-Mania. We got a glimpse of what life will be like for Mark Sanchez. The crowd roared when Tim Tebow entered the game, adding some electricty to the night. Afterward, Tebow was mobbed by 20 or 30 autograph/picture seekers on the field. About 50 feet away, Sanchez posed for pictures with three kids. It's a bizarre dynamic, the backup QB attracting more buzz than the starter. In a weird way, maybe it'll be good for Sanchez -- i.e., fewer distractions.
3. Bring in another receiver. When GM Mike Tannenbaum returns from Canton, where he attended Curtis Martin's Hall-of-Fame induction, he should start exploring the receiver market. Even if Holmes' rib injury isn't serious -- he's day-to-day, according to the team -- it should serve as a warning: Their depth at receiver is highly suspect. They need some veteran insurance.