Sunday will be Darrelle Revis’ homecoming and the debut of the Jets rookie who will replace him.
When the Jets snatched Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the ninth overall pick in April’s draft there were comparisons to Revis whom the Jets had just shipped to Tampa Bay.
The Jets and Bucs kick off the season Sunday at MetLife Stadium and Milliner will be making his NFL debut starting alongside Antonio Cromartie while Revis is on the other sideline.
“He’s his man. I’m my own man” Milliner said yesterday of Revis. “I’ve just got to go out there and do my job.”
Milliner figures to be overshadowed by another cornerback Sunday and has been overshadowed during training camp and the preseason by another Jets rookie.
The team’s top pick was Milliner. The Jets’ next selection was four picks later when they took Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. But in the second round they grabbed Geno Smith ensuring the former West Virginia quarterback would receive most of the rookie hea...