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San Diego Silver Lining: Dee Milliner Returns

Posted Oct 7, 2014

CB Went All the Way vs. Chargers, Made Plays, Now Is Ready to Help Jets Regroup

Dee Milliner missed three of the Green & White’s first four games, including the last two while recovering from an ankle sprain and a quadriceps injury, but he made an impact in his second game of the season.

Milliner played 72 out of 74 defensive snaps and seven plays on special teams in Sunday’s 31-0 loss to San Diego.

“I felt fine during the game. After the game, I felt good, too,” the cornerback said on SNY’s postgame show. “It’s a tough loss. We’ve got to regroup and stay together as a team and we’ve got to somehow start pulling out wins.”

In his only other action this season, against Green Bay in Week 2, Milliner played 40 defensive snaps before pulling himself from the game in the second half after his ankle tightened up on him.

On Sunday, he showed flashes of the player he was at the end of last season, posting two tackles and two pass defenses.

Milliner said he never thought the Jets were out of the game, adding that he and his teammates know they need to make improvements.

“We never thought it was out of hand,” he said. “We just tried to stay with it during the game. But our offense has to start putting drives together, and our defense has to make stops on third down to get off the field and give our offense a chance.”

Landry: A Shock to the System

Despite Sunday's lopsided score, S Dawan Landry expressed positivity as the Green & White faces games against Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the next nine days.

“We’ve been having a tough three- or four-game stretch,” Landry said. “It doesn’t get easier but we’re the right team for the job. It leaves a bad taste in our mouths, the performance we put out there. We have a good team coming in next week and we’ll try to get rid of that taste.”

Landry had a solid game at San Diego, posting 10 tackles, tied the team high, and one pass defense. He played all 74 defensive snaps in what he said was a bad game for the Green & White but one that the team cannot afford to dwell on.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow. We just didn’t have any rhythm at all in all three phases of the game,” said Landry, who was also in on eight special teams plays. “We just have to come in, look at the film — and it kind of hurts your stomach — and just correct our mistakes and move forward.”




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