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Antonio Cromartie backs Rex Ryan's prediction

Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets

Despite a setback in last week's preseason contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has reason to believe his defense will be elite again in 2013.

Under Rex Ryan's watch, the New York Jets are perennially a top ten defensive team. Even through key injuries and personnel changes, Ryan's unit has always been the foundation on which the team is built on. Ryan told reporters this week that he believes the 2013 Jets will be a top-five defense in the NFL. With their first full season after the Revis-Era, and with the loss of Quinton Coples for... Recommended Stories