Stop the presses, there is actually something nice to say about this team today. I know it’s hard to believe but I think we can all agree it’s overdue, yes?
Pro Football Focus released their latest cornerback evaluations Thursday in a piece entitled, “Cornerbacks : A Glance at the 2011 Numbers.”
The folks at Pro Football Focus assessed the best (and, ahem -worst) corners in the league using yards and receptions allowed and QB ratings of opposing quarterbacks throwing against them. It should come as no surprise that the name Darrelle Revis topped the list of the lowest completion percentage allowed to opponents ; Revis was targeted 85 times and allowed just 35 receptions (that 41.2% completions) and hels opposing quarterbacks to a 45.6 QB rating.
Well, guess who came in number 6 overall? The other half of the Jets shut-down cornerback tandem, Antonio Cromartie.
Cromartie allowed 39 receptions on 84 attempts, which is pretty darn close to Revis and pretty darn awesome. (So we should probs stop giving him such a hard time, mmkay?)
Cromartie was pretty proud of PFF’s findings, as he should be. He took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
But here’s my favorite one:
You can view all of the cornerback grades on Pro Football Focus’ website. You might be surprised by some of what they found.