Dee Milliner’s continued struggles lead to another benching

Dec 1, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan talks with defensive back Aaron Berry (22) and cornerback Dee Milliner after a Miami Dolphins touchdown during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets were hoping that cornerback Dee Milliner would be able to eventually fill the void in their secondary that was left when Darrelle Revis left for the New York Jets, but he has struggled greatly this season and continues to find himself landing on the bench.

In the team’s latest loss, which came at the hands of the division rival Miami Dolphins, Milliner was benched for the third time this season.

Milliner allowed Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace to get behind him for a 28-yard touchdown, which was all the coaches needed to see before pulling him from the game.

The good news, however, is that Milliner appears to have a good head moving forward and understands that he needs to continue getting better.

“Just got to continue to play, continue to work, get better each day,” Milliner said, via ESPN New York. “All I can do.”

“I wanted to come in and try to get some games under me, play, try to help the team the best way I can. I’ve been struggling here. You’re going to have that, but have to get over it.”

The Jets rookies have struggled this season with Milliner and second-round pick Geno Smith being shown the bench, but they have to be happy with the production they have received from defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

At least the team got one pick right.

Topics: Dee Milliner, New York Jets

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