NY Jets’ Injury prone cornerback Dee Milliner has torn Achilles after attempting a comeback from his August 10, 2014 High Ankle Sprain.
Offensive Linemen, Left Guard, Brian Winters tore his ACL in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos and was replaced by Oday Aboushi.
The Jets defensive secondary, already in shambles due to the failure of second year General manager, John Idzik, to draft or sign during free agency any meaningful players are now in a deeper hole.
“He’s the 32nd-ranked NFL GM. And it’s not even close,” a league source told The News about Idzik. “The past two years = incompetence.”
Still, the Jets held out high hopes for Milliner this year.
Jets fans Recall Milliner’s proclamation of his being the best cornerback in the league.
Short on special teams talent and needing a spark, Milliner was in rushing on a field goal block. He went down immediately after his cut to the inside, before any contact with the opposing team.
Wincing in pain he had to be helped off the field as he could not apply any pressure to the calf. This is now his third injury of the season: High Ankle Sprain, quadriceps injury and now the tear. Milliner had five surgeries in college, before he was drafted.
But he was considered by Idzik to be an acceptable risk.
The Jets had high hopes for Milliner despite his struggles on the field, which included his benching in 2013. He fought back earning defensive rookie of the week by years end. Rex Ryan still declares Milliner will be a very good cornerback in this league.
The Jets immediately signed CB Josh Thomas, formally of the Seattle Seahawks. He saw the field during the games before being cut.
For the Jets it has been a game of musical chairs at the cornerback position and are left with Darrin Walls, Phillip Adams and Antonio Allen as their starting cornerbacks.
Offensive LG Brian Winters, a third-round pick in 2013, has not played well this year. Winters, has allowed a league-high 12 quarterback hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Jets offensive line has been surprising bad the last couple of weeks.
The team could not muster a running game at all against Denver (Fullback Tommy Bohanon out with broken collarbone).
Both Winters and Willie Colon have garnered unwanted attention for mistakes and penalties.
Winters will be replaced by 2013 fifth-round hopeful Oday Aboushi who has shown promise this off-season. He took all the first team snaps in camp while colon was rehabbing.
The New York Jets selected Oday Aboushi with the 141 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. A Staten Island native, played at Xaverian High School as an offensive and defensive lineman.
“He’s a player who plays with a lot of passion. He has some great talent and he’s a fighter. When he comes in, he definitely represents himself and the team. I think he’s done a good job. I think he definitely has an aggressive nature to him. It definitely helps his game and he uses it in his game.” –left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson
The Jets, looking for depth, claimed OL Wesley Johnson off waivers from the Steelers.
Game note New England patriots Vs. New York Jets Thursday night football:
Darrelle Revis, is wearing a Patriots jersey thirds season. A perennial hold out the Jets trade him to the Bucs, who after one season cut him.
The patriots picked up Revis on a one year dealand will again be a free agent in 2015.
Revis had expressed a desire to return to the Jets as confirmed by his agent) but was rebuffed by the organization due mostly in part to his history of not honoring his contracts and holding out.
In what could be construed by some as an “I’ll show them” attitude Revis signed with the Jets bitter rivals.
“It’s definitely weird, Never thought I’d see it. Just adds to the fun and the excitement of this rivalry.” — Jets Center Nick Mangold.
“The only motivation is, it is the Patriots, The rivalry, how much we dislike them.” — Guard Willie Colon.
Jets QB-Geno Smithand OC- Marty Mornhinweg think highly of tight end Jace Amaro these days after the rookie caught 10 passesfor 68 yards against the Broncos. Having only had 14 for 144 in the previous five games
“When I think about Jace I think about Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) – two really big, bouldering guys who have physical statures, but are as nimble as some of the smaller guys who can run great routes and have great hands and can run after the catch,” Smith said to Patriots reporters
This is an important divisional game for both teams and while the Jets have the better defense, the patriots have, well, Brady.