Jets’ Antonio Cromartie: Tom Brady Still A You-Know-What

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — He’s a sure-fire Hall of Famer. A Super Bowl champion. A thorn in the side of the Jets organization.

But for Antonio Cromartie, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still an expletive.

The Jets’ outspoken cornerback didn’t back off his comments from last season’s playoffs when he told the New York Daily News that Brady was an “a——.”

“—- him,” Cromartie seethed in January.

“Nah, I don’t have anything to add,” he said when asked about the remarks on Wednesday. “My feelings are still the same. Nothing is going to change. Whatever I said last year.”

The Jets went on to oust Brady, Bill Belichick, Wes Welker and the rest of the gang from the playoffs. This year, Brady is on fire and New York is struggling at 2-2.

Cromartie knows he’ll be the target of boos — and of the Patriots’ passing game when the teams face off at New England.

“I hope I’m a target this game. I want to be a target every game,” he said. “I hope I get booed again. I really don’t care. They’re not my fans. My fans are here in New York.”

Cromartie said he respects what Brady has accomplished on the field, but he’s not about to back down.

“I’ll never change how I feel about Tom Brady and what I said last year,” said Cromartie. “Do I respect him? Yes. He has three football rings. But other than that, when we’re on the football field, I don’t really give a damn.”

As for the Jets’ game plan against the Patriots’ offense?

“To beat the hell out of their receivers,” he said.

Meanwhile, in New England, Brady cut his weekly press conference short Wednesday. The quarterback was apparently miffed by the barrage of Cromartie questions, according to the Boston Globe.

“I don’t really care what he says,” Brady said before walking off after only five minutes.

What do you make of Cromartie’s comments on Brady? Fire away in the comments below…

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  1. CR says:

    Cromartie’s opinion is of absolute zero import; on TB or any other subject. His demeanor exhibits a complete lack of character and a shamefully low level of intellect. Granted his background surely was not as priviledged as Tom’s; I would readily assume that Cromartie had no positive roll model and is more of a criminal than an athlete. While we cannot choose our beginnings, we certainly become the product of our own doing. To steal a football favorite, Cromartie “is what he is” – a drain on society, a failure as a family man, and a negative role model for young African Americans, But hey,he has to live with himself, we don’t.

  2. MIKE DAYEM says:

    LAST NIGHT DEFENSE FOR NY JETS SUCK IT GIVE UP .TOM BRADY MADE NY JETS LOOK LIKE GIRLS LAST NIGHT HE RUNNING OUT CLOCK AND BEAT DOWN JETS GOOD .MY UPSET FOR THIS WEEK IS MIAMI DOLPHINS WILL BEAT NY JETS IN NY

  3. MIKE DAYEM says:

    ABC SPECIAL REPORT THE MIAMI DOLPHINS BEAT NY JETS ON MONDAY FOOTBALL

  4. Rexisafatpig says:

    Just shut up pay your child support and stop having childrens and I do mean childrens

  5. Kenzie says:

    He continues to bash Tom Brady, yet Cromartie will never be the player Tom Brady is. Cromartie has a very serious attitude, and thats an issue that is going to hurt not just him, but the entire team. He needs to be reigned in. He is mostly the reason the Jets lost to Oakland. Even Jets fans should think thisi s ridiculous. Does Comrartie really think that calling Tom Brady and asshole will make him any better, or make Tom Brady any worse?

  6. joeace says:

    i ‘m a jets Fan cromatie needs to chill out before he gets called out & brady will call him out he’s a competitor please cromartie can’t see him. And thats coming from a Jets fan. what a knuckle head

  7. stein says:

    Cromartie should shut his mouth and work at trying to improve the Jets lousy defense. He alone is the whole reason the Jets lost to the Raiders this year! He had 4 penalties, but his Moronic fumble led directly to Oakland’s winning score!! If it weren’t for his embarrassing poor performance on the football field this year, the Jets would be 3-1. It’s time the sports media wrote about something relevant.

  8. bullett says:

    What ever happened to kissy, kissy, make up and be friends?

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