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  1. BillBelichickFan79

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    I've thrown this out there in a couple of threads after the Choice for Cromartie rumors, but now that it's being reported that he's available, I figured it deserves its own thread.

    ESPN - Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    One possibility is Maroney for Cromartie. Both in the last year of their rookie deals and both could benefit from a change of scenery. Chargers looking for a RB with LT likely gone, and Cromartie could be a replacement for Bodden if someone offers him a lucrative deal in free agency.

    I've always been a Maroney supporter, but if we could get Cromartie, who I think would flourish in NE under Belichick, I would pull the trigger. He's a great talent and a great cover corner who can play press coverage. Big at 6'2" but still very fast and quick. Not a great tackler. Had a great 2007, struggled through hip injury in 2008, had a pretty solid bounce back year in 2009. Has been victimized by Charger Nation after the non-tackle of Shonn Greene. Maroney did have great success against them in 07-08 playoffs, just like Cromartie had great success in shutting down Moss and picking off a Brady pass in the end zone in 07-08 playoffs.

    Another possibility could be trading a draft pick for him. I was thinking a 3rd rounder, but we traded ours to Oakland. I don't think I'd give up a 2nd rounder for him seeing that he only has one year left on his deal and will likely command a decent amount of cash to be re-signed after 2010.

    My thought is to get it done if Cromartie can be had for Maroney. I'm ready to move on from Maroney. To get a RB of Maroney's caliber is much easier than to get a CB of Cromartie's caliber. It's almost similar to the Champ Bailey for Clinton Portis trade. RB's are a dime a dozen. Champ Bailey's don't grow on trees. Cromartie has the ball skills that BB loves in a defensive back (and the ball skills that Wilhite doesn't currently have :p). I think he would flourish on the Pats under BB.

    If Bodden is not retained, Cromartie would be a pretty damn good replacement at a great price (due $1.225 million in 2010). It's not a high risk deal, seeing that many have called for a change at RB and Cromartie is only signed for one year. If he comes in and excels, you can extend him. If he performs poorly, you can let him walk. I personally can't see the Pats paying Bodden top dollar, so I would love to see them make a trade like this. Cromartie, Butler, Springs, Wilhite, Wheatley is a pretty solid group IMO.

    Your thoughts?

    Would the Pats be interested?
    Would you be interested?
    What would you give up to get him if you are interested?
    What are the reasons you aren't interested?
    Any other suggested trade offers?
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    I was a big Cromartie fan when he was coming out of FSU, however my enthusiasm has dropped significantly. He was an absolute beast in '07, but has fallen off the radar and makes me think that year was an abberation. While he's been a decent corner in most cases, the game against the Jets soldified my opinion of him http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...-cromarties-non-tackle-jets-shonn-greene.html
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    BB has resurrected careers, e.g., Dillon, Moss, etc. You can be sure he'll take a look at Cromartie- especially when his main reason for not playing up to par is falling out with the organization. As much as I'd like Maroney for Cromartie straight up, I'm not sure BB wants to trade to an AFC rival that we may see in the playoffs.
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    L....O.....L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Good stuff Disco!!
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Disco, that thing is hilarious.
    Where did you get it?
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Great stuff
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    possible competition:

    AFC East: Maroney
    AFC West: none
    AFC North: willie parker
    AFC South: steve slaton?

    NFC East: Marion Barber, Jacobs
    NFC West: none
    NFC North: chester taylor
    NFC South:none

    The Chargers would choose either parker or maroney if offered.
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB




    Chargers CB Cromartie could be traded - Sports Rumors - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Cromartie is proof that great play from your front seven can make an average CB look like a superstar. I thought his 2007 season was way overrated. Yes, he had sexy double digit INTs and made a few amazing grabs, but the front seven even made Peyton Manning make decisions like Jay Cutler during that season. Without the play of the front seven that year, Cromartie would have had a season much like he had this year which probably would have landed him on the bench much sooner.
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Mmm.

    No thanks.
     
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    Disco, that was great stuff. I'm not sure I want him anymore now :eek: :D
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Don't know much about Cromartie

    If he is actually good I can't see the Chargers taking Maroney for him. I believe they would want another good football player on their team. Not Captain Fumbles at the 1
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Disco man how much time did you spend on that lol

    cro play was due to the front seven. that year they brought the heat on every one. Manning thew like 5 in the playoff.

    As far as dillion and moss go they were tremendous players for more than 1 yr and did not fade due to injury. Not sure what BB can do if the guy in injury prone all the time.

    We have a bad front 7 and even then bodden played well , if you put in the 07 sd front seven team i bet he has better stat than cro.
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    I still think Cro is a good gamble. However, shying away from contact on the run was disappointing....
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Straight up for that bag of donuts, Maroney? YES PLEASE! Seriously folks, addition by subtraction....plus, AC is probably better than anyone on the Pats roster with the exception of Bodden...who may not be a Pat for long.
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    That was posted on various Chargers Websites within hours of losing to the Jets

    he didn't make it
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    WTF on that non-tackle? That was painful to watch--either a Las Vegas special or he and Greene are like best friends or something. Sure we could find some clips of Maroney that would make Chargers fans cringe, but probably not as bad as that one. :)

    Sproles is pretty much just a 3rd down RB and kick returner, but still extremely valuable to SD--he will be there next year. My question is, what other RBs does SD have on their roster? If they don't have anyone else but JAGs with no upside, they obviously have to draft or bring in a stud RB to carry the load.

    IMO Maroney wouldn't compliment Sproles well (or vice versa). They need a workhorse with no health concerns. In spite of the fact that he ran over them in the 07 playoffs, something tells me they would want someone better than Maroney, or at least Maroney plus a pick or another player.
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    id say if we cant sign bodden why not maybe our new DB coach will teach him how to tackle
     
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    Re: Sources: Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB

    Glad a lot of you enjoyed that little Cromartie display. :D

    And yes, I don't have that much time on my hands, from a Chargers message board.
     
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