New York Jets Week 8: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & Dee Milliner

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Oct 20, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) tries to tackle New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

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The Ugly

1) The secondary - If the secondary covered anybody today I didn’t see it. Andy Dalton stood there and dissected the defense to the tune of 19/30 for 325 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. Marvin Jones had eight receptions for 122 yards and four touchdowns and was open on every play. AJ Green caught 2-53 yard bombs over Antonio Cromartie who was in a chase position all day. Drops by Sanu and Green prevented Dalton’s numbers from being even higher. With all of the deep throws there were no safeties in sight. Dawan Landry was invisible and Allen was attempting to cover Gresham and Eifert. Kyle Wilson was just there and trailed along with Cromartie on one of Green’s catches. Darrin Walls came in late in the 2nd quarter to help on Jones but still allowed the touchdown. There is someone else I am not mentioning because he gets his own section later.

2) The offensive line - 1.85 yards per rush before garbage time, four sacks, seven quarterback hits and many, many pressures allowed made this an ugly game for the line. Coming in we knew the Bengals had a very good front seven but today they were dominant. Geno Atkins had a sack, a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits. Between his sack and Thompson’s it was clear they were targeting Brian Winters and Winters was not up to the challenge. Between Smith and Mangold the offensive line shifts were off and Reggie Nelson came free for a sack and another quarterback hit, Crocker came free to stop a 3rd and 1 run and on at least 3 occasions a free rusher came and made Smith throw the ball away without the play having a chance. Winters needs to start improving or it will break the rest of the line who are cheating over to cover for him.

3) Quinton Coples - Didn’t we used to have a player on the team named Quinton Coples? Coples was nowhere to be found. He was active then he wasn’t there. He just hasn’t been the same player since his surgery for the hairline fracture in his ankle and now he doesn’t show up at all. Is he healthy? Is it his attitude? Somebody put out an APB out on him because the Jets need him. They needed a pass rusher today and they got nothing.

Dee Millner, Sheldon RichardsonDee Milliner

1) Dee Milliner - Milliner deserves his own section because, at this point in his career, he is clueless. He has no idea where the ball is, he is faked out easily on double moves and is a liability wherever he is put right now. On one specific play Marvin Jones caught the ball in front of him, juked,  then Milliner couldn’t figure out where Jones was or find an angle to tackle him before the safeties had to save a touchdown. Now I would not bench him entirely because if he doesn’t play he will not develop but he needs to split snaps with Walls. Walls is clearly better now but Milliner has a higher ceiling.

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  • Joe Willie

    We played a better team yesterday starting at the point of attack on both sides on the ball and after that everything else is moot. Our rookie QB plays bad on the road and good at home–If I was Marty Id take that 12 yard out to the left side of the field out of the playbook for now!. Last year I seen Coples have some impressive moments hoping that he could build on this year–that hasn’t happened and the sad thing is every time I watch the pats play and think what could have been if we drafted Chandler Jones instead of QC like I wanted them to. Im not saying that Coples cant be a good player -I hope so. –Dee Millner is so bad he scares me !–Im getting V-Golston flashbacks —3 Red Tide CBs have been drafted #1 in the last few years and they all sit the bench. I never like the selection of Dee Millner -again I hope Im wrong. Next year we should just draft nothing but WR’s and CBs—brutal.

  • matr dontelli iii

    We lost Aaron Berry for the season during the first practice. At the time I thought we were pretty deep at corner but we’re apparently not nearly as deep as I thought. We also lost Goodson to season ending injury.
    Nothing that has happened before yesterday indicates that we should expect more performances like yesterday. That said, we should fire the coach, trade anybody that anyone will give us anything for, burn down the training facility and since it’s still October we should buy woodhead a pink bow tie. Anybody left on the roster after the trades should be waived and we should
    just forfeit the rest of our games.

  • Paul Newbold

    The Jets secondary needs a refit, I’ve been saying it all season. Milliner is a rookie, they get abused and picked on by quality receivers and quarterbacks, too early to panic. Same goes for Winters, the Jets had their chance to draft higher at the position and chose to gamble on Ducasse. We all know how that worked out, allow Winters a learning curve. Coples is still only a second year man, though I think we expected more this season. They added a bit more responsibilities; asking him to play linebacker, and the injury seems to have slowed him a bit. This team has a lot of youth and young guys struggle, make mistakes, and appear lost at times. It is a rebuilding year and with all the new blood out there, its a year to watch players develop, and not worry too much about wins and losses. .500 at this point isn’t all that bad for this team.

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