Capping off a rock 'em, sock 'em week with your questions about the New York Jets: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.
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.
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.
Cleveland Browns in the opener, by all means ... boo 'em.
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.