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When you're a Jet, chemistry is the subject
Posted Aug. 01 at 11:28 AM
How will Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow handle New York's new two-QB system, and will Chaz Schilens school Antonio Cromartie in team scrimmages? These are the discussions that accompany the Jets.
Everyone has heard enough of the Sanchez-Tebow debate; the bottom line is that if you draft Sanchez, you're drafting a quarterback who figures to get lifted near the end zone, and if you draft Tebow, you're hoping Sanchez struggles and gets benched. Today's story centers on the team's plans to give cornerback Antonio Cromartie some offensive snaps, with Cromartie ranking himself as the team's 2nd-best wide receiver. Not surprisingly, that kind of talk doesn't sit well with the other team's wide receivers. Not Chaz Schilens, anyway.
"I think it's a slight, I'm not going to lie," says Schilens, and he's right. Fantasy coaches don't have to spend too much time thinking about team chemistry, but they should like Schilens' attitude. There's some -- some -- sleeper potential in Schilens, if the team is able to generate some kind of a passing game.
Schilens can play; it was injuries, not ability, that torpedoed his Oakland career. At times he flashed the potential to be a legitimate difference-maker on that team, but couldn't stay healthy to realize it.
Now he's with a team where the No. 1 is a malcontent and the projected No. 2 is a very raw rookie second-rounder. Schilens isn't draftable in most leagues, but if a few things go his way, he could be the team's top receiver this year -- seriously.
He's definitely better than Cromartie.
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