The New York Jets could be without two important pieces on Monday night as defensive back Dee Milliner has been listed as doubtful with wide receiver Eric Decker identified as questionable. Both of these injuries will put pressure on head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg to make adjustments to their game plans.
New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner is now dealing with tightness in his quadriceps in addition to a nagging high ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Eric Decker might be able to play without practicing — as long as his hamstring lets him.
Decker tweaked his right hamstring during the Jets’ 31-24 loss at Green Bay, aggravating an injury he dealt with during training camp.
In his second season with the Jets, Landry is known to his teammates as “The Mentor,” the player the other defensive backs look to when they need some help. And the Jets have needed plenty during the last several weeks.
Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls will likely start for the Jets at Green Bay, but Dee Milliner could play a significant role in the secondary, head coach Rex Ryan said on Friday.
The Jets respect Aaron Rodgers, but they’re not about to go cower in a corner. Stopping the Green Bay Packers’ all-world quarterback will be the focal point of Gang Green’s approach Sunday when they travel to Lambeau Field looking to go 2-0.
Dee Milliner is getting closer to making his season debut for the New York Jets.
Who knows what’s going to happen? The Jets will be without their best cornerback when they take on the visiting Oakland Raiders in the season opener on Sunday.
If it were up to Milliner, he would be manning his usual spot in the Jets’ secondary in the season opener. His left ankle, though, might keep him on the sideline.
The great experiment of using a converted safety as a starting cornerback looks like it will continue for at least the first week of the regular season.
The second-year cornerback suffered a high left ankle sprain during training camp on Aug. 10 and hasn’t practiced since.
Smith is brimming with confidence, and with that comes increased respect in the locker room. The bottom line, though, is the success — or failure — of Rex Ryan’s team could depend on Smith’s performance this season.
No matter what they tell the media, Ryan and Idzik have to understand that outside help is needed. While they are loathe to take on long-term money, they have plenty of room under the 2014 cap to look into one-year fixes.
John Idzik has heard the anger about the offseason’s allocation of funds. He just wants everyone to take a deep breath. He says he’s got this.