Jimbo Fisher comments on the additions of Antonio Cromartie and Rashad Greene to Texas A&M's coaching staff
This offseason, Jimbo Fisher managed to add two coaches to his Texas A&M coaching staff that have achieved more on the field than just about any other college coaches in the country.
If you missed the news, Antonio Cromartie has been added to the Aggie coaching staff as a graduate assistant on defense. In contrast, Rashad Greene has been added as an offensive analyst.
On Friday, Fisher shared why those additions could really help the Aggies learn from two of the best to ever suit up at Florida State.
When it comes to Cromartie, his ability to excel at the game’s highest level and his experience learning from some of the game’s sharpest minds make him an ideal candidate to coach in College Station, according to Fisher.
“Antonio was here in Houston and working and wanted to get into coaching,” the Texas A&M coach said on Friday. “He brings a wealth of knowledge, not only to that position but defensively, played for some great coordinators, blitz packages, different things that you do in the NFL – especially when it gets to third down and coverages.
“His expertise, you are talking about a guy that led the NFL in interceptions. A guy that wasn’t just in the Pro Bowl; he was First-Team All-Pro. That wealth of knowledge, being able to have that is very good.”
On the other side of the ball, the Aggies added arguably the most accomplished receiver in Florida State history in Rashad Greene.
During his four seasons in Tallahassee, Greene managed to haul in 270 passes for 3,830 yards and 29 touchdowns. Greene managed all that production playing for Fisher.
“Rashard is the all-time leading receiver, I’m talking yards, catches in Florida State history and there have been some great ones that played there,” Fisher said. “And he was a three-star guy. He wasn’t the most highly recruited guy. Played in more big games, made big plays, understanding big situations and wasn’t a big guy.
“To play in those moments, I don’t think there’s a better example to set in front of our players to handle big moments, big things and also play against guys that was supposedly better than him and all he did was own them for four years in the biggest moments of the year. Was one of the best people I’ve ever coached, as far as a competitor and a human being and I thought would be a great example.”
Antonio Cromartie led the NFL with 10 INTs in 2007. Made four Pro Bowls, once was an All-Pro (2007) and finished with 31 career INTs in 11 NFL seasons. https://t.co/p6NfMfYdoE
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) April 16, 2021