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Antonio Cromartie brings the swagger
The Jets have been heavily criticized for their swagger and bravado of recent seasons. Rex Ryan has guaranteed everything from headlines to playoff berths to Super Bowl victories.
The culture of the Jets is one of confidence and brashness. Whether you like their style or not, one thing we learned today was that while Ryan might have toned down his guarantees, the Jets are in no short supply of their old swagger.
Stephen Hill, on a first down catch early in the game, celebrated by throwing his hands forward and gesturing for a first down the same way Santonio Holmes often does.
Antonio Cromartie slowed down as he ran an interception back for a touchdown and showboated for a moment before making the over-exaggerated leap into the end zone.
I'm not saying that today's events were detrimental to the team. Isolated, they are not that important. However, given the attitude and communication problems this team had last year, my hope is that they will remember the lessons they proclaimed to learn after the 2011 season.
Only time will tell, much like everything else in the NFL.