Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson had a poor opening preseason game for his new team against the Indianapolis Colts. Patterson was supposed to be a key player in the secondary as they try to replace the departed Antonio Cromartie.
From the New York Post:
Dimitri Patterson had a terrible game against the Colts, failing to ease any of the fans’ concerns that he can replace Antonio Cromartie.
“Teams will find him,” one executive from another team said of Patterson.
The New York Daily News also chronicled his struggles:
Journeyman Dimitri Patterson won’t ever be confused with Darrelle Revis, but his sloppy Jets debut raises concerns that shouldn’t be ignored. The 31-year-old cornerback gave up three receptions for 59 yards, including a pair on third down. He made Colts third-stringer Da’Rick Rogers look like Marvin Harrison on a 45-yard pickup.
It is just the presason, and while it isn’t a good sign Patterson is quick to point out that the regular season is when it counts it.
“Whether you have a bad preseason or a great preseason, when the regular season comes, you have to perform,” Patterson said. “That’s what everybody remembers.”
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