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