• Milliner benched to help confidence

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 20, 2013
    Milliner was benched in the second half of the 13-10 loss, and played just 37 snaps. The Jets benched Dee Milliner last Thursday against the Patriots to prevent him from losing confidence, according to Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Milliner was also called out during the preseason by Rex Ryan for not being aggressive enough in coverage. But Milliner has struggled to adapt a little so far, which is not uncommon for such a demanding position. Milliner was picked on throughout the first half, an...
    • Dennis Thurman gives his reasons for benching Milliner

      Dee Milliner was notably pulled from the Jets second half against the Patriots, to which Ryan said after the game that he wanted to give the rookie a chance to watch and learn. In an interview Thursday with the press pool, defensive coordinator Dennis T…
    • Jets benched Milliner to keep Pats from crushing his spirit

      The Jets gave first-round pick Dee Milliner a starting job from the moment he walked in the door. Then they took it away from him, because they’re hoping he is able to get it back and keep it for the long haul. Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman …

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