New York Jets rookie cornerback Dee Milliner is stepping into a big hole trying to replace Darrelle Revis. He clearly can’t be expected to be Revis right off the bat but he is struggling.
“I didn’t like the way we competed and challenged on the outside — not so much Cromartie, but from Dee,” Ryan said, via ESPN New York. “When we call on him, I want him to get up there. Let’s go. Let’s play.”
Milliner allowed too much space in man to man match ups and the jaguars scored on their first possession of the game. Milliner didn’t go hard off the line of scrimmage as well.
“For him it’s a learning experience,” veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie said. “For this game, it’s the second preseason game for him and we expect more from him than we saw tonight. That’s something that he needs to learn from and he has to come out with a great attitude and get ready for the next week when we get ready to play guys like Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. When we come to Week One, we have to play two of the best receivers in the NFL with Vincent Jackson and also Mike Williams.”