The New York Jets started training camp yesterday in Cortland, NY. As a fan, I am bursting at the seams with joy and cannot help but get excited for the season, if only to see what the Jets can do. But in the same way Lil’ Wayne’s albums got continuously worse, so too do the Jets’ position. The latest issue: Dee Milliner has not signed his rookie contract and thus has not shown up for camp.
Milliner had surgery on his shoulder in March and apparently has not completed his physical for the contract in the process. No physical means no contract, and while everyone else is watching the always-entertaining Mark Sanchez fail at camp, Milliner has yet to arrive.
I, for one, am mad. I am a loyal fan of Gang Green and find it ludicrous that the team’s top pick has yet to show up as a rookie. Could the fans’ hopes in him have been misguided? And how far should the team’s leniency go? If he were to not report until camp Monday, that would be okay. But two weeks? Three weeks?
The story needs time to develop, but the fundamental issue here is that the Jets continue to have problems which eat at their reputation. If only for the sake of the fans, the organization must learn to cut down on the questions and just play football. Dee Milliner needs to get the memo.
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