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Is Jets CB Antonio Cromartie starting to decline at 31?

Capping off a rock 'em, sock 'em week with your questions about the New York Jets:

@RichCimini: No question, this hasn't been a great camp for Antonio Cromartie. I've seen him get beat deep several times in practice, and he missed a would-be tackle on the opening drive of Thursday night's loss to the Detroit Lions. But I believe proven veterans are entitled to the benefit of the doubt in training camp, so I think it's too early to panic about Cromartie. He played well last season for the Arizona Cardinals, and there's every reason to believe he can play well for the Jets. He's only 31, not 35. He tends to bite on double moves, something I noticed on the practice field. You have to think his concentration will be sharper in the regular season, when he's had an opportunity to study opponents.

@RichCimini: It means he'd better get used to carrying the clipboard. Make no mistake, this is Ryan Fitzpatrick's job to lose. If the Jets are, say, 3-1 at the bye week, why would Todd Bowles go back to Geno Smith? He'd have a mutiny in the locker room. The ball belongs to Fitzpatrick, and I say keep him in as long as he's a solid game manager. He doesn't have to throw for 300 yards a week; his job is to limit mistakes and keep the chains moving. The question is whether Fitzpatrick can stay healthy. He has played a full season only twice in his career, 2011 and 2012.

@RichCimini: Agree, but let's cut him some slack. We're talking about a rookie in his first NFL game. The game was moving faster than a Sheldon Richardson-driven Bentley, causing his mechanics to go on the fritz. Hey, it happens to the best of them. When John Elway was a rookie, he lined up behind the guard one time. When Geno Smith was a rookie ... oh, never mind. But you get my point, right? Let's see how Petty grows from the experience before we brand him as something. Should he be the No. 2 quarterback? No way, but give him a chance to learn.

@RichCimini: Wish I could tell you. The Jets haven't made him available to the media even though the injury occurred nearly two weeks ago.

@RichCimini: Of course they will. New York/New Jersey fans are impatient, and they expect the Jets' defense to be really good. Relax, folks, it won't happen overnight. Three-quarters of the starting secondary is new, and there are bound to be glitches. Yes, the tackling was atrocious on Thursday night, but don't put too much weight into preseason games. Teams are playing vanilla schemes and the veterans are playing a notch below regular-season intensity. Now, if the defense stinks against the Cleveland Browns in the opener, by all means ... boo 'em.

@RichCimini: Chris Ivory ran well Thursday night, continuing his strong camp. I like what I've seen. He's healthy (his cranky hamstrings are behaving) and his under-rated burst is evident. Can he reach 1,000? Yeah, I think there's a chance. He'll have to average about 4.3 or 4.4 yards per carry, because I don't see him being a workhorse, a la Marshawn Lynch. I can see him exceeding 198 carries (18th in the league), but not by much. It depends on the other backs, too. Bilal Powell looked good Thursday night, but the others weren't great. Remember, we still haven't seen Stevan Ridley. His day should be coming soon.