Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie on Special Teams: Bad Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets intercepts a pass from Tom Brady of the New England Patriots intended for Randy Moss at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 19 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan annouced that Dwight Lowery is out Sunday with a concussion. Dennis Waszak indicates one of the starting corners could take his spot on a coverage unit.

Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie on the punt return unit to help offset his absence.

I don't know where he is getting his information. It's not clear whether he's just speculating or whether he's getting this from the team. Rex didn't say anything indicating this at his press conference. Can we all just agree this is a horrible idea, though? Nothing these two do is remotely as valuable as covering receivers. There would be no reason to risk getting them hurt doing something else. The team can sign a guy off the street to do that. There are unemployed guys who could do a good job.

Cromartie wouldn't work anyway considering his tackling issues. Risking Revis out there might even be a less attractive option since he's a better cover guy than Cromartie.

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