Jets rookie cornerback Dee Milliner injured a hamstring at practice and his status for the team’s game at Tennessee on Sunday was uncertain.
Whenever a player commits an infraction on the practice field, everyone out there – from coach Rex Ryan to owner Woody Johnson – needs to drop and give ‘em 10.
So why was this lopsided game not decided until the Bills’ final possession? Look no further than the Jets’ bizarre case of what-in-the-world-is-going-on mental hiccups.
At the beginning of camp, we dissected the offense under new coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Now, we take a look at defense and special teams.
“I hope when he plays, there are those comparisons, and I understand where people are coming from,” Rex Ryan said. “But Darrelle was a special player. Dee Milliner is never going to be Darrelle Revis. He’s going to be Dee Milliner.”
Darrelle Revis is long gone. So is Tim Tebow. And so are several other players from last year’s dismal Jets team. It’s time to start fresh at Camp Cortland.
Gone is the man considered by many to be one of the best players in team history, and perhaps the best cornerback in the NFL. But, Rex Ryan believes Antonio Cromartie can handle the load of being the main guy.
Will the Jets consider a quarterback such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib so high in the first round? Or with an eye on the future, might they consider Mike Glennon or Florida State’s EJ Manuel in the second round?
It seems the Jets have some help en route at the cornerback position. But it’ll come with some baggage.
I wrote during the week that I was afraid that the San Francisco 49ers would make the Jets look like a high school team. I was right, though I had the wrong root cause.
Cromartie has already claimed his position as the Jets’ so-called second-best wide receiver. Turns out he also thinks he’s the No. 2 cornerback in the NFL.
If they can’t pull things together, the Jets will find themselves on “Eliminated From The Playoffs Island” a lot sooner than they thought.
“I mean, I was drafted as a running back,” the former Southern California star said. “The way I took it was I wasn’t good enough to play running back. I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but that’s the way I’m looking at it right now.”
Only a fool would eulogize the Jets — a first-place team after three games — in Week 4. Yet it won’t be the first time I’ve acted the fool. The Jets’ season is over. Done. Dead. Muerto.
The Jets are converting special teamer Joe McKnight to cornerback.