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New York Jets: Dee Milliner’s Development Continues in Week 17

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This was it for the New York Jets since there will be no Playoffs. They wanted to go out as winners in Week 17 against postseason hopeful Miami Dolphins. New York entered as a road underdog, with only one win away from Met Life Stadium. Against passing games, they rank in the mid 20’s as of now, which is unfortunate because run stopping represents a strength. Ryan Tanehill provides Miami with a big-armed QB who brings great potential. Offseason addition Mike Wallace has started to live up his expensive contract. Wallace possesses awesome speed that allows him to make big time plays. The Dolphins (8-8) needed a win in order to qualify for post Season action. What happened instead became a loss that relegated them to spectators. Controlling your own destiny is something very important in football. Putting hope in other clubs losing offers a lot of stress. Therefore, Miami blew a great chance. One storyline should not be overlooked.

When the Dolphins wished to get Wallace involved, it was difficult because of Jets rookie corner Dee Milliner. He started slow, but has three interceptions these last two games. Milliner’s earlier struggles could be attributed to five well- documented surgeries, as well as learning head coach Rx Ryan’ defensive schemes. Going forward there should be optimism for him. Antonio Cromartie could go for cap purposes. He and Kyle Wilson are capable of making big plays, as they are faster. No matter what happens, Milliner hopefully gets healthy this offseason, and he hits the ground running.

Nick Mamary is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @NickMamary1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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