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Antonio Cromartie Calls in to Talk Free Agency

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ANTONIO CROMARTIE JOINING ME
HERE YOU'RE ACTIVE SO TWITTER,
SO I'D LOVE TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS
ON THE CURT SCHILLING SITUATION.
>> HONESTLY, UP PEOPLE THAT GET
ON TWITTER THAT WANT TO BE
INSTRAGRAM OR TWITTER GANGSTERS
AND FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE THE
RIGHT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT
THEM.
NOT KNOWING THAT THAT PERSON MAY
COME OUT AND FIGHT.
PERSONALLY, I LOVED IT.
HE'S PROTECTING HIS FAMILY AND
HE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MAY RUN
ACROSS AND RUB THE WRONG WAY.
>> HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TWEETS
THAT YOU FEEL ARE BEYOND THE
PALE, ANTONIO?
>> I GET A LOT.
ESPECIALLY THE BIGGEST THING
WITH ME, TALKING ABOUT MY KIDS.
FOR ME, I KNOW FOR ME, I JUST
IGNORE IT AND CONTINUE TO GO
ABOUT MY BUSINESS.
OF A THE TIME, I'M ACTIVE IN MY
TWITTER AND INSTRAGRAM, BUT I
JUST DELETE THINGS AND GO FROM
THERE.
>> IT SEEMS LIKE SOMEBODY LIKE
YOURSELF OR ANY OF YOUR
COLLEAGUES IN THE NFL OR SPORTS
WORLD, THAT IF YOU DO RESPOND TO
THIS SORT OF THING, IT'S AKIN TO
YOU YELLING AT A FAN BOOING YOU
IN THE STANDS AND IT'S A NO WIN
SITUATION FOR YOU.
>> NO, IT'S NOT A NO WIN.
SOMEBODY GOING TO DO SOMETHING,
YOU GO HIT SOMEONE OR WHATEVER,
AND THEN IF THEY EVEN COME BACK
AND SAY I'M SUING, I'M FILING A
CIVIL LAWSUIT ON YOU, AND YOU
DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT
WITH THAT PERSON.
FOR ME, YOU DON'T WANT TO TRY TO
GET THAT PERSON THE SATISFACTION
OF SAYING, WELL, I DID THIS AND
GOT THIS ON THIS GUY BECAUSE HE
DID THIS.
>> ANTONIO CROMARTIE JOINING ME
HERE ON THE RICH EISEN SHOW.
ON WHAT DO YOU THINK GUYS IN THE
PHILADELPHIA LOCKER ROOM ARE
THINKING RIGHT NOW SEEING THEIR
LEADING RUSHER TRADED AWAY FOR
ANOTHER GUY WHO COMES IN WITH
THE SAME ALMA MATER THAT IS ON
THE COACH'S RESUME?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
>> I DON'T KNOW.
I THINK NOBODY'S†-- WELL, YOU
KNOW YOU PROBABLY HAVE GUYS
LOOKING AT IT LIKE THAT'S
LOYALTY IN THE BUILDING FROM
THAT STANDPOINT.
I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE GUYS.
BUT FOR ME, IF I WAS ON THAT
TEAM, I'M LOOKING AT IT LIKE WHY
WOULD HE GET RID OF A GUY WHO
LED THE NFL THREE YEARS AGO AND
STILL RUSHED FOR OVER 1,000
YARDS.
HAS BEEN VERY PRODUCTIVE IN THE
SYSTEM.
I WOULD LOOK AT IT FROM THAT
STANDPOINT.
DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HE'S SLOWING
DOWN IN ANY WAY.
HE'S AN OUTSPOKEN GUY.
BUT YOU NEED THOSE GUYS IN THE
LOCKER ROOM TO BE OUTSPOKEN AND
LEAD THE TEAM.
YOU GET A COUPLE GUYS THAT
FOLLOW THAT GUY AND MAKE SURE
HE'S DOING THE SAME THING ON THE
FIELD.
>> WHAT DO YOU THINK LaSEAN WILL
HEAR FROM REX RYAN WHEN HE SHOWS
UP OR HE IMMEDIATES A PHONE CALL
FROM REX RYAN IN ORDER TO SHOW
UP BECAUSE HE'S UPSET ABOUT
GETTING TRADED?
>> REX WILL JUST BE HONEST WITH
HIM.
YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE HORSE
THAT WILL RUN THE SHOW.
>> IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND HOLDING
ON FOR 60 SECOND.
WE'LL PAY FOR THE CALL.
ANTONIO CROMARTIE.
WE'LL TAKE A BREAK AND COME BACK
AND TALK ABOUT WHERE HE THINKS
HE MIGHT BE PLAYING NATIONAL
FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOOTBALL IN
2015.
FREE AGENT CORNER BACK, ONE OF
THE TOPS AVAILABLE.
>>> WELCOME BACK TO THE RICH
EISEN SHOW.
TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR
PEYTON MANNING TO PASS HIS
PHYSICAL IN DENVER.
SO THINGS WILL COME TO A WILL
HEAD THIS DENVER PRETTY QUICKLY
WITH WHAT IS GOING ON WITH
MANNING'S FUTURE.
WHAT THAT MIGHT MEAN FOR JULIUS
THOMAS.
WOODY PAGE WILL BE JOINING THIS
PROGRAM AT THE TOP OF THE NEXT
HOUR TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND OF
COURSE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE
DENVER NUGGETS WHO FIRED THEIR
COACH.
IN THE MEANTIME, WE'RE THANKFUL
ANTONIO CROMARTIE HELD ON
THROUGHOUT THE BREAK.
WHEN FREE AGENCY HIT, WHAT DO
YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN?
>> WHY NOT TO BE HONEST.
THERE IS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT
GOING BACK TO ARIZONA, BUT I
REALLY DON'T KNOW.
FOR ME I THINK THE BIGGEST THING
IS JUST FROM A MONEY STANDPOINT,
BUT ALSO A CONTENDER STANDPOINT.
SO ME AND MY AGENT GOING BACK
AND FORTH JUST COMMUNICATING ON
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR.

>> SO THE REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE
CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN YOU
AND NORTHERN, YOU PLAYED FOR THE
JETS, YOU KNOW THE AREA.
AND NOW KNOW THEIR NEW HEAD
COACH.
IS IT SMART TO CONNECT THOSE
DOTS?
>> MY HOUSE IS STILL THERE.
IT'S SMART TO CONNECT THE DOTS.
EVERYONE KNOWS I NEVER WANTED TO
LEAVE.
BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT
WORKED OUT THE BEST FOR ME.
I LOVE COACH BOWLES AND WHAT HE
CAN BRING TO THE TABLE.
HIS DEFENSE IS TREMENDOUS.
WHAT HE DOES WITH GUYS ON THAT
SIDE OF THE BALL IS SOMETHING
THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN IN A LONG
TIME.
SO TRYING TO MAKE SURE GUYS ARE
PLAYING OUT THERE AND
UNDERSTANDING WHAT GUYS ARE
DOING.
BUT THAT DECISION CAME OUT AND
EVERYTHING WAS PUT OUT THE RIGHT
WAY AND EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW,
WAS WHERE WE WANTED TO BE, YEAH,
THAT SITUATION WOULD DEFINITELY
WORK.
>> WHAT IF REX RYAN CALLED YOU
UP?

>> IT WOULD BE THE SAME THING.
I MEAN, IT'S NOT THAT FAR FROM
MY HOME.
LOOKING AT IT, AND MAKING SURE
THE DECISION WORKS OUT BEST FOR
ME AND THE SITUATION.
I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO A
SITUATION WHERE THAT SITUATION
IS NOT WHERE I FEEL LIKE IT
SHOULD BE.
COMING FROM ARIZONA, WE AT THE
TIME LIKE WE HAD A CONTENDING
TEAM.
AND LOSING TWO QUARTERBACKS AND
NOTHING AGAINST RYAN REALLY AT
ALL, BUT LOSING FIRST TWO
QUARTERBACKS MADE THINGS A
LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT.
>> ANTONIO CROMARTIE JOINING ME.
SO WHAT ARE THE CHANCES YOU STAY
PUT?
>> I DON'T KNOW.
I COULDN'T TELL YOU THAT.
I'M BEING DEAD HONEST.
I LOVE PLAYING IN ARIZONA WITH
THOSE YOUNG GUYS AND HAVING A
QUARTERBACK THAT IS ESTABLISHED.
UNDERSTAND WHAT'S WANTS TO DO.
IF WE HAVE CARSON, MAYBE WE GO
DEEPER INTO THE PLAYOFF, MAYBE
WE DON'T.
BUT HAVING THE OFFENSE THAT IT
HAS AND ALSO THE DEFENSE THAT IT
HAS, TOO.
>> DO YOU KNOW WHAT DOCKETT
MIGHT DO?
>> NO.
HE JUST WANTS TO TRY TO GET THE
BEST THING FOR HIM.
AND ALSO BE ON A CONTENDING
TEAM.
>> I WONDER IF YOU CAN GIVE
VOICE TO WHAT THIS FEELS LIKE.
I WENT THROUGH A CONTRACT
NEGOTIATION LAST SUMMER, AND IT
WASN'T FUN.
I'LL BE VERY HONEST WITH YOU.
BUT I'M IN A PROFESSION WHERE I
CAN BE A 60-YEAR-OLD MAN DOING
THIS THING KNOCK ON WOOD.
I CAN DO THIS AS LONG AS MY
VOICE HOLDS UP AND FANS WANT TO
HEAR FROM ME.
YOU, THOUGH, THERE IS A CLOCK.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN ATHLETE
IN THIS SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN
TAKE THINGS SO PERSONAL BUT IT'S
A BUSINESS?
>> HONESTLY, THIS IS MY THIRD
TIME IN FREE AGENCY, SO I JUST
TAKE IT AS AT THE END OF THE
DAY, WHATEVER GOD HAS FOR ME AND
THE WAY I'M DECEMBER TIPPED TO
BE, THAT'S WHERE I'LL BE PLACED.
RIGHT NOW I HAVEN'T BEEN WORRIED
ABOUT IT.
I'VE JUST BEEN WORKING OUT AND
SO FOR ME, I HAVEN'T BEEN
STRESSING ABOUT IT LIKE I DID
THE FIRST TWO TIMES.
I UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON.
THE POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT CAN
HAPPEN.
OR IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN THE
RIGHT WAY, IF SOMEBODY DOESN'T
VALUE ME, JUST LOOK AT IT AS
I'LL GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS AND
CARRY MYSELF LIKE A REGULAR
OFFSEASON.
>> WELL, GOOD LUCK TO YOU.
I APPRECIATE YOU CALLING IN AND
CALL US BACK WHEN YOU GET
SITUATED, OKAY?
>> YOU KNOW I GOT YOU.
>> APPRECIATE IT.