New York Jets first-round cornerback Dee Milliner was benched after a first half where he allowed a touchdown pass to wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins that was later nullified.
He was replaced by Kyle Wilson and Darrin Walls.
“This young man is going to be a tremendous player, there is no doubt,” Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters. "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 is the best thing for you.
"I am trying to win a game, and put in who I think has the best chance to win it. And the young man, like I said, he is going to be a great player. But at that time, I went with the veteran.”
Drafted ninth overall out of Alabama, Milliner still has some improvements to make.
“I was fine with it, he felt the need to make that decision,” Milliner said. “I made a couple of mistakes, on a couple calls. I got benched before in college, for sort of the same thing.”
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