Cromartie Says A Pep Talk From Revis Helped Him Raise His Game

Say what you want about New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, but he may be the only bright spot on a Jets roster that is bad on the eyes.

Cromartie has been playing at a high level and assumed more of a leadership role since Darrelle Revis went down with an ACL tear.

The New York Daily News is reporting that coincidentally, Revis sat Cromartie down for man to man pep talk regarding his level of play, the week before he got hurt.

“Before he even got hurt, we had a conversation, saying I need to play at a high level,” Cromartie said. “It took for him to come talk to me as a peer, to make me understand, we can have one of the greatest one-two punches at corner. I honestly thank Revis for … coming to talk to me, being a great teammate and making sure I’m playing at a high level. We expect so much out of each other. We always talk, but it was a different conversation.”

“It shouldn’t have took for Revis to go down for me to be playing at a very high level,” Cromartie said. “I think I took for granted having Revis on the other side.”

I don’t know people, I’m seeing a little maturation Cromartie, so no jokes from me.