Another sprain or pop could ruin the fate of the secondary in what long ago became a pass-first league. If that happens, 2014 might turn into a long, long season.
The Jets are banged up in a big way at cornerback. “Those things happen and it’s unfortunate, but you’ve got to move on,” head coach Rex Ryan said.
Milliner, expected to be the Jets’ top cornerback in his second season, went down after defending wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on a long pass and writhed in pain on the sideline at SUNY Cortland on Sunday.
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As the Jets head to Cortland for training camp this week, questions abound related to the specifics of general manager John Idzik’s offseason retooling. For instance, is Eric Decker really a No. 1 receiver? And where did all the corners go?
New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought.
New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner remained limited at practice Wednesday because of tightness in his left hamstring.
New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner sat out practice Wednesday with tightness in his left hamstring and isn’t sure when he’ll return to the field.
While no one is disputing whether Dee Milliner should be starting for the Jets, the assignments he draws during the 2014 season may very well depend on what John Idzik does starting Thursday at the NFL Draft.
He finished his rookie campaign strong, picking off two passes and defending five others in Gang Green’s finale in Miami. He also recorded four tackles.
Geno Smith has been mistake-prone, and so has Dee Milliner. But Sheldon Richardson has been outstanding, and the fact that the Jets have five rookies starting, well, the coach thinks that bodes well for the franchise.
We have to understand that there’s still a long six weeks to go in this season. So I implore you–let’s wait until it all plays out before we make any more definitive judgments.
Rex Ryan said Wednesday that despite Milliner’s struggles, the No. 9 overall selection is “a lot closer than I think (he’s) given credit for.” Milliner has started four games, but has also dealt with a hamstring injury that sidelined him three games.
Admit it. If the devil had walked into Cortland with contract that said as much, you’d gladly have pricked your finger and signed.
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.