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Could the ‘no-ring circus’ laughingstock of the National Football League actually be starting (using that term loosely) to look like a real football team again? Of course, I don’t need to preface the above statement for you to know who I’m talking about.
The New York Jets made some bold moves in the first round of the draft. Dee Milliner—the Jets first pick, drafted 9th overall—comes with baggage. Five semi-serious surgeries in his college career? The anointed responsibilities/expectations to replace the departed Darrell Revis?
Yes, he came out of the best defense in college football in 2012 and was arguably their best overall player. Yes, he has tremendous upside and maybe could become as good as Revis (‘could’ is an awful disconcerting word in the NFL). Playing against bigger and faster players, coupled with the pressure to perform makes me worried the guy is going to get hurt again.
Regardless, what I loved about Milliner is that he said all the right things in his interviews and...
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A few quick thoughts on the New York Jets selection of Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the 9th overall pick, along with a few predictions for tonight
With the 9th overall pick the New York Jets were preparing to take West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin. However, after a somewhat surprising trade-up by the St. Louis Rams to snatch him away (Thanks Buffalo!), the Jets went...
Nick Saban isn’t a man with much patience for the media. He comes from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, so that isn’t overly surprising. The Alabama coach didn’t take kindly to the media prodding him with questions and statements after cornerback Dee Milliner was selected 9th overall by the New York Jets in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft. Most of them were...
The New York Jets signed undrafted safety Rontez Miles. The Jets have a lot of needs and not a lot of great athletes, Miles could be a good player for them this season. He started 43 games and was twice name an FCS All American at California (PA).
While Dee Milliner is the new prize catch, Miles may surprise and stick with the final cuts.
The post The New York Jets Sign Defensive...
Are we so sure that Rex Ryan is a lame duck coach who has no influence in Florham Park anymore? Tonight felt an awful lot like many previous drafts with Rex Ryan as the head coach, as the New York Jets selected a defensive lineman in the first round for the third straight year and added a cornerback in the first round for the second time in three years.
The results were surprising...
Day 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft had many Jet fans feeling "meh." The selections of CB Dee Milliner and DT Sheldon Richardson were met with mixed reactions, and questions as to why the Jets went with two defensive players in the first. "Is Rex Ryan still running the show?"
Day 2 helped bring together the picture of the new regime. John Idzik and his associates...
According to ESPN's Chris Mortenson.
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You could tell, Geno Smith was more than a little disappointed when, he wasn’t taken in the first round of the NFL draft. The question I have to ask now is, if Smith is happy being taken by the New York Jets with the 39th pick in the 2013 NFL draft? Going to the New York Jets, is like taking part in the circus. The head ring leader Rex Ryan, likes it that way. If the Jets were...
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BY NICK ST. DENISIt looks like Rex Ryan still has some power. That, or he and New York Jets general manager John Idzik share a brain.Four picks after taking cornerback Dee Milliner with their first of two first-round selections, the Jets took another defender in Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.Richardson, who led the SEC in tackles in 2012 and tallied a game-high 14...
One of the major storylines heading into the 2013 season in Jets Land is the status of Head Coach Rex Ryan. The media would have you believe he has one foot out the door and the team has set him up for failure. The organization has supposedly handed him the real life version of the Cleveland Indians in Major League, a group of misfits so terrible that he doesn’t stand a chance...
Sheldon Richardson, left, and Dee Milliner, right, are ready for Tom Brady, Images via ESPN.com and DraftInsiders.com
With their two first-round draft choices, Nos. 9 and 13 overall, the New York Jets opted to shore up their defense. At No. 9, they selected Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner to replace Pro Bowl cover man Darrelle Revis, who was dealt to Tampa Bay. At No. 13, the pick...
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2013 NFL Draft 9th Pick: CB Dee MillinerCollege: AlabamaHeight: 6'0"Weight: 201Headline: The Milliner Peninsula? Initial Reaction:With the 9th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected CB Dee Milliner out of Alabama. A consensus top 10 overall pick, its fair to say the Jets received good value in their selection of Milliner. Many draft experts had Milliner...