With rookie first-round pick Dee Milliner ruled out of Sunday’s game in Tennessee the Jets will turn to Darrin Walls and Kyle Wilson to pick up the slack. Though Walls will see a lot of action at corner Wilson will have to handle not only playing in the slot but his own temper as well. Wilson came unglued last Sunday against Buffalo losing his cool and committing penalties on four consecutive snaps before coach Rex Ryan pulled him. After defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman took him aside this week and preached patience Milliner’s hamstring injury has left the Jets little choice but to play Wilson as the nickel and hope he learned from his meltdown. “Obviously it’s just something I’ve got to learn from” Wilson said Friday speaking about his tantrum when he got benched for the rest of that series and the next. “I’m a physical guy and I’ve just got to learn from it that’s pretty much it.” Thurman talked to him about keeping his emotions in check. “What he was getting at was being smart I don’t want to hurt the team in any way and if something happens just understand there will be a time and place for it.’’ Milliner’s hamstring injury is just the latest health woe to befall the ninth overall pick. He had five surgeries at Alabama an Achilles injury that cost him two preseason games and got benched after a terrible first quarter in the Week 2 loss at New England.
Without Milliner, Jets corners look to step up
New York Post | Sep 28