Found April 26, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
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 referencing how Milliner is the de facto replacement for the recently traded Darrelle Revis Via Q: Does Milliner have the type of personality that will embrace the challenge of replacing Revis? “I can already tell the tone of what you all are doing,” Saban told reporters. “What’s Revis got to do with Dee Milliner coming here? Just let Dee Milliner be Dee Milliner. Let Dee Milliner play like Dee Milliner plays. Whether Revis used to play there or not, what’s that got to do with Dee Milliner? Why do you want to make comparisons and make it like a circumstance for the guy before he ever gets a chance to go on the field? I think Dee has a vision for the kind of player that he wants to be, and I think he’ll [...]

The New York Jets wasted Little time filling the shoes of Darrelle Revis with Dee Milliner. Is this a good pick?

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Revis and Bucs calling secondary the “no fly zone”

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Darrelle Revis trade: Everyone wins

The deal that dragged on for months is finally set in stone. All-pro cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed to a six-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $96 million. The deal that seemed to take forever, actually works out as a win-win for all involved – even the fans.  The Jets are now satisfied with the two picks they would receive from the Buccaneers, giving New York the...

Pondering mock draft post Bucs/Jets Revis trade

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Jets replace Revis with Milliner via No. 9 overall pick

BY NICK ST. DENISDee Milliner said Wednesday that he could formidably replace Darrelle Revis. Now he gets the chance to prove it.The New York Jets, who acquired a second first-round pick by trading Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, drafted Milliner, the highly-touted Alabama cornerback, with their original No. 9 overall pick.Gang Green drafts again at No. 13. (photo: Matt...

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Johnthan Banks in the 2nd Round

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Detroit Lions: Ziggy Ansah a Worthy Replacement For Cliff Avril

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Day 2 Grades: The Plan Comes Together

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...

Revisiting some trades effecting the 2013 draft

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Jets’ first-round rookies eager to face Tom Brady

Sheldon Richardson, left, and Dee Milliner, right, are ready for Tom Brady, Images via and 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...

NFL Draft 2013: Breaking Down the New York Jets’ Draft Through the First Three Rounds

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...

Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers jump back into the first round?

So its draft night, and your wearing your Bucs Darrelle Revis jerseys (Cadillac Williams perhaps? or Mark Barron?) and watching the other teams take their shots into the first round forray into building a winning team. But with the recent history, it would not be beyond the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to jump back into the first round, theyve done it twice now in the last two years. They...
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