Turns out that Antonio Cromartie also thinks Randy Moss is a slouch.
Cromartie agreed with teammate Darrelle Revis' assessment of Moss' second-half performance in Week 2, the New York Jets' 28-14 victory over the New England Patriots. On Wednesday, Revis said Moss "put his foot on the brake" during his no-reception second half.
"He plays when he wants to," Cromartie said Thursday. "He didn't have that same effort. I think you can see it on film. When you get in his face a lot, he gets frustrated."
Evidently, Cromartie got in his face. With Revis out with a hamstring injury, Cromartie shut down Moss in the second half. The stereo trash talking from Cromartie and Revis should spice it up for Monday night, when the Jets meet Moss' new team, the Minnesota Vikings.
Rex Ryan was asked about Revis' comments, and he did a nice job of sidestepping the matter. He simply credited Cromartie with excellent coverage.
Other notes from Florham Park:
• OLB Calvin Pace practiced full for the first time since breaking his foot in the preseason. He will make his 2010 debut ... FB John Conner (neck) and OLB Jason Taylor (elbow) also practiced full.
• Limited in practice: Revis, DE Shaun Ellis (knee), OT Wayne Hunter (shin), C Nick Mangold (shoulder) and LB Jamaal Westerman (ankle).
• Ryan joked that he was going to place a call to Vikings coach Brad Childress, asking him not to play Moss. "If he plays, what's he going to play, 17 regular-season games?" Ryan said. "I think you should only get paid for 16."
• WR Santonio Holmes, coming off a four-game suspension, won't receive a full package of plays for Monday night, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. He said Holmes still is working on his timing on certain routes with QB Mark Sanchez.
• Vikings QB Brett Favre on whether he expects Moss to play a key role Monday night: "I hope so. We don't have time. This isn't the first pre-season game. I can't tell you if he'll have one catch or five catches, but I would think the ball will be thrown to him."