Jamal Adams, Antonio Cromartie, Shonn Greene
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Former New York Jets DBs Jamal Adams and Antonio Cromartie are battling by way of the “business decision.” Today, we break it down.

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Two former New York Jets defensive backs. Two good players. Two guys who are rarely shy about speaking up about anything, including their former team. Two business decisions.

Well, perhaps. Maybe not. It’s the topic that needs to be evaluated.

Professional football has witnessed the so-called “business decision” time and again. Made famous by Deion Sanders in the 1990s, fans often question the effort and hustle of a certain player when things don’t look too tidy on the surface.

The greatest cover corner of all-time—save for a four-year Darrelle Revis run—would sometimes purposefully bypass a tackle. Tony Romo even once called Sanders out for his poor tackling, something Prime Time combatted with far more effort than some of his tackle attempts.

Then again, many of Sanders’s lack-of-effort plays are also highly debatable.

That’s why we’re here. It’s time to break down an Antonio Cromartie business decision and pit it against a new one, a Jamal Adams instance from this past weekend.

Antonio Cromartie: 2009 divisional

Everybody remembers this one. Cromartie, playing for the then-San Diego Chargers, failed to make contact with young Shonn Greene as he made his way through the second level of the defense.


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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com
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verge tibbs
1 year ago

Jamal mustve been temporarily struck by some of that jets depression he was talking about the other day, lol. It was so crippling that it just froze him. Nah, but really, i think when he got hit from behind that threw his concentration on top of the natural human instinct to protect oneself when hurt. I think its a fluke.