The first was a booth challenge of his seemingly smart and timely forced fumble on WR Julian Edelman right after he caught a Tom Brady slant at the top of the second quarter, with fellow Jets first-round draft choice
"I was fine with it. He felt the need to make that decision," said Milliner. "I made a couple of mistakes on a couple of calls. ... I've just got to learn from my mistakes. I know I was getting the ball thrown on me. I'm behind my coach 100 percent."
"This young man is going to be a tremendous player, there's no doubt," Ryan said. "But as I told him, I said, 'You know, Dee, I want you to sit on the sidelines and I want you to watch.' And sometimes when you do that, it's the best thing for you. And so we replaced him with Kyle [Wilson] and [Darrin] Walls.
"I'm trying to win a game. I'm going to play who I think gives us the best chance to win. He's going to be a great player, but at that time I went with the veteran."
Edelman, with WR Danny Amendola and TEs Rob Gronkowski and Zach Sudfeld all deactivated with injuries, had to come up big as the Patriots' No. 1 target, and he did with 13 receptions for 78 yards. That's the second-most catches by a Jets opponent since 1992. The most was by Wes Welker, who had 15 receptions for 192 yards at Gillette in 2009.S