Milliner had a rough time of it while covering Justin Blackmon and Blaine Gabbert threw his way often during a pair of scoring drives in the first quarter. Watching the game, it appeared that Milliner was giving receivers too much of a cushion in man coverage and coach Rex Ryan confirmed that he didn’t like the rookie’s approach against the Jags.
“I didn’t like the way we competed and challenged on the outside — not so much [Antonio] Cromartie, but from Dee,” Ryan said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “When we call on him, I want him to get up there. Let’s go. Let’s play.”
Have fun up there in New York, Dee.