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Dee Milliner: I’m the best cornerback in the NFL

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If you think the best cornerback in the NFL is Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson or Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner says you’re wrong.

Milliner, the second-year cornerback for the Jets, says he’s the best cornerback in the NFL.

The best corner in the league? Me,” Milliner told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I ain’t gonna say that somebody else is better than me.”

Milliner says he’ll never accept anyone being better than him.

“I’m not going to say somebody that plays the same position is better than me,” Milliner said. “Don’t care if they’ve been in the league 10 years and I’ve been here five months. That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best. I’m not going to say that another man that plays the same position . . . and say he’s better than me? I can’t do that.”

In his own mind, Milliner is the best cornerback in the NFL. In the mind of everyone else, he’s got a long way to go.

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  1. hjb99992013 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:27 PM

    Him and Rex must drink from the same Kool Aid bowl

  2. toybkshr says: Jul 26, 2014 6:27 PM

    Takes after his coach

  3. drfeelyouup says: Jul 26, 2014 6:28 PM

    No no no no no. I’m the best cornerback in the NFL….. Says every cornerback in the NFL.

  4. hakunamangata says: Jul 26, 2014 6:29 PM

    This again? Really?

    Does anyone care about going about their business and letting their play on the field speak louder than off of it?

  5. ctattles says: Jul 26, 2014 6:30 PM

    Best Cornerback in NFL? No.

    Best Quarterback on the Jets. Yes.

  6. jrebar88 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:30 PM

    The new diva position in the NFL.

  7. onbucky96 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:30 PM

    Oh look. More Jets are running their mouthes. #yawn.

  8. dans761 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:31 PM

    Wow. Whoever you think the best CB in the NFL I think everyone can agree it’s not some guy named Dee Milliner.

  9. vladdrac69 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:31 PM

    What is with all the Muhammad Ali bravado “I’m the best” crap that just permeates sports these days. Just shut up and play man.

  10. richc111 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:31 PM

    He must be hanging around Rex Ryan again

  11. hoops737 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:32 PM

    This is getting stupid

  12. basexc9 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:32 PM

    Wow

  13. nygmann says: Jul 26, 2014 6:32 PM

    Richard Sherman you are not!

  14. ufanforreal says: Jul 26, 2014 6:33 PM

    In the mind of everyone else, he’s got a long way to go.
    ——————————————————Yeah like proving it instead of running his mouth about it, but then again he is a Jet player so that pretty much explains the mouth part.

  15. chc4 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:33 PM

    Hey tough guy… just shut up and play. You were horrible last season.

  16. Frank Gibbons says: Jul 26, 2014 6:33 PM

    Rex ruins another player with this stupid attitude.

  17. coltzfan166 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:33 PM

    Oh gosh. This is why Rex has to keep his mouth shut. It rubs off on his players.

  18. vladdrac69 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:34 PM

    And before you declare yourself as the greatest, just try to be good first. How about decent? For someone who had a poor rookie season, you would think he would lay low and try to creep up on us. Now he has nowhere to go but down. Dumb.

  19. sterlingrodgers says: Jul 26, 2014 6:35 PM

    Good stuff, Dee.

  20. nflsucker says: Jul 26, 2014 6:35 PM

    And the Jets are going to win the Super bowl, yada yada. Jeez, just shut up and play. If you succeed everyone will know it, but talking this nonsense with an almost zero resume is just idiotic.

  21. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 26, 2014 6:35 PM

    now this is getting ridiculous…. is this guy even a legit starter?

    but if Richard Sherman can say he is the best.. and not even play the shutdown role.. I guess almost anyone can talk…

    but Dee Milliner… I thought he was mostly a bust last year

  22. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 26, 2014 6:36 PM

    still convinced the Jets are in the league mostly for amusement and humor

  23. nfl4days says: Jul 26, 2014 6:36 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

  24. patriots123456 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:38 PM

    Will the real best corner please stand up?

  25. kojak772014 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:38 PM

    what’s Ahole land going to do when the Jets win 11 games?

  26. jstyle2007 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:39 PM

    he is on some good stuff man

  27. belicheathater says: Jul 26, 2014 6:41 PM

    Even Belicheat thought that’s funny

  28. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 26, 2014 6:42 PM

    That sounds really strong, he has half the battle won already. Now all he has to do is show up and execute, and if he does something wrong then sounds like he’ll be committed to figuring it out and getting it right the next time resulting in a nicely turned corner back.

  29. sixchr says: Jul 26, 2014 6:43 PM

    This is the guy who was benched last year because the Jets were afraid Tom Brady would shatter his confidence by picking on him for an entire half.

  30. doncorleone17 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:45 PM

    I love the confidence Dee but don’t play yourself. You got burnt by 90 % of the NFL WR Core lmao. You only had one good month but besides that you was ( | ) cheeks chill bro. Hope you improve tho and don’t let people kill you like last year.

  31. dynaco says: Jul 26, 2014 6:45 PM

    Memo to Jets: When you see Manish coming, walk the other way.

  32. brokebackbrees says: Jul 26, 2014 6:46 PM

    I am the best poster on pft.

  33. titansbro says: Jul 26, 2014 6:46 PM

    He don’t believe it. He’s just not gonna say it.

  34. tahnoonzee says: Jul 26, 2014 6:47 PM

    The sorriest corner in the league.

  35. denverwally says: Jul 26, 2014 6:47 PM

    From the head coach to the waterboy all they do in jestland is talk.

  36. thegrigga49 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:48 PM

    This headline literally made me laugh out loud.

  37. captaincanoe says: Jul 26, 2014 6:51 PM

    Do these adult men know how much they sound like 14 year old boys when they talk like this?

  38. rikker12 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:52 PM

    Who?

  39. ttommytom says: Jul 26, 2014 6:56 PM

    nfl4days says:
    Jul 26, 2014 6:36 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

    ——————————————

    Um……..don’t you really mean:

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha
    hahahahahahahahahahaha
    hahahahahahahahahahaha
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha
    hahahahahahahahahahaha
    hahahahahahahahahahaha

  40. theonlycush says: Jul 26, 2014 7:00 PM

    Who???

  41. cardmagnet says: Jul 26, 2014 7:01 PM

    Is he even the best cornerback on his team?

  42. cletuswithat says: Jul 26, 2014 7:02 PM

    No you aren’t

  43. thephinatic says: Jul 26, 2014 7:03 PM

    No dee, IM the best corner in the nfl

  44. coltzfan166 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:04 PM

    Revis and Sherman are on the phone together, laughing hysterically.

  45. number1hawkfan says: Jul 26, 2014 7:07 PM

    He still has more credibility than the posters on this website. I like how the internet has given the losers a voice. You know who you are.

  46. MostlyRight says: Jul 26, 2014 7:08 PM

    Cromartie!

  47. ausernamethatisavailable says: Jul 26, 2014 7:10 PM

    Confidence is good but I hope for the jets sake that he is not that oblivious. He has a lot to work on to be even an average starter.

  48. ccc23454 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:11 PM

    the argument could be made your not even the best on your team!

  49. Kelly's Chronicles says: Jul 26, 2014 7:11 PM

    I miss Darrell Green. Class act. And the actual best cornerback ever…..

  50. billybone says: Jul 26, 2014 7:13 PM

    Not a Jets fan, but what is he supposed to say? He probably knows he is not but you can’t fault a guy for having confidence, especially in such a competitive sport and league.

  51. chadhenne42 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:13 PM

    I broke the dam.

  52. saints12013 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:17 PM

    It’s funny how all of the guys that claim they are the best CB’s in the NFL, in my opinion are NOT the best. Revis is the absolute BEST CB in the NFL. Last season he had guys like my boy Kenny Stills beating him for long gains. But that was due to the fact he was coming off of a major injury. Revis is the best cause he can shut you down, bully your WR’s the whole game, tackle like a LB, and force turnovers. I got a name that nobody talks about, and he is definitely a TOP 5 CB and its Keenan Lewis…….

  53. footballguy5 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:19 PM

    I’ve never laughed so hard in my life

  54. drunkraider says: Jul 26, 2014 7:19 PM

    damn we just got rid of all the loud mouth WRs now all of the sudden the CBs think its their job to take over?

    stop putting mics in their faces we are losing brain cells.

  55. patriotsarespygaters says: Jul 26, 2014 7:25 PM

    @billybone says:
    Jul 26, 2014 7:13 PM
    Not a Jets fan, but what is he supposed to say? He probably knows he is not but you can’t fault a guy for having confidence, especially in such a competitive sport and league.

    HE SHOULD SAY, THAT IS FOR THE MEDIA TO DECIDE AND HE IS GOING TO BE THE BEST CORNER HE CAN BE FOR HIS TEAM TO WIN GAMES…SIMPLE.

  56. FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:27 PM

    Maybe he is just dumb. He has it all backwards. He doesn’t want to admit anyone is better than him. The reality is that he arguably isn’t the best CB on his own team, much less the NFL. He should recognize there are several players that are better than he is and analyse why. That way he can improve himself and have better shot of his statement not being quite so laughable. As it stands now, he is just a c o c k y young man who won’t listen to reason or facts or reality. Good luck

  57. slick50ks says: Jul 26, 2014 7:28 PM

    Bama players suck in this league.

    This guy is an example.

  58. ccc23454 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:32 PM

    que the bigtop music as the circus is in town.

  59. johngaltwho says: Jul 26, 2014 7:35 PM

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there
    Dee (the best cornerback in the league)
    Dee Who?

  60. jlmd17 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:37 PM

    What a well spoken young man. Not so much.

  61. scw1993 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:41 PM

    I’m FAR from being any kind of Jets fan…but why is there a redskin’s fan on this Jet thread poking fun at them….they have more problems than they can count.

  62. elmaxoh says: Jul 26, 2014 7:42 PM

    He’s certainly not the best but what do you want him to say ? ‘ I’m the worst’ ? Come on now It’s called self confidence and if you don’t believe you’re the best you’ll never become the best that’s as simple.

  63. pgilbert15303 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:43 PM

    The Ron Jeremy of the NFL…

  64. patriotsarespygaters says: Jul 26, 2014 7:48 PM

    Even that Richard Sherman waited to proclaim he was the best after he led the league in INT and other categories in 2012 season….This guy was mostly a disappointment last year and was benched even if he feels he has improved, do something on the field first….u can be humbled in the NFL quickly ask RG3 and CAM NEWTON

  65. iamdinguskhan says: Jul 26, 2014 7:56 PM

    ” I’m the best cornerback in the NFL”

    Iamdinguskhan

  66. searchingwithmygoodeyeclosed says: Jul 26, 2014 7:57 PM

    IF you are the best at something, you don’t have to be a loudmouth and tell everyone-they will already know.

  67. kgun80 says: Jul 26, 2014 7:58 PM

    Hahahaha!! Really? It is some kind of virus the whole team never shuts up

  68. kcflake says: Jul 26, 2014 8:08 PM

    Confused. I thought that was brandon flowers. Lol

  69. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 26, 2014 8:15 PM

    Second half of the season Milliner was pretty tough. He is going to be a really tough player.

    These players get to this level because they believe in themselves and their abilities.

    Jets coaches did a great job coaching him because he wasn’t very good the 1st half of the season.

  70. crawfish2011 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:17 PM

    This dude needs to be drug tested immediately

  71. csbanter says: Jul 26, 2014 8:18 PM

    In the past week Rex Ryan said he was a “great coach, on ESPN Geno is talking about he’s about to be a top-5 NFL QB, and now this with Milliner.

    This is why I root for the Jets cause only in New York can a team that hasn’t won anything in forever can get away with this… This is what life as a Jets fan is, I wouldn’t trade it for anything except a Lombardi Trophy.

  72. chargerdillon says: Jul 26, 2014 8:18 PM

    I can’t lie…. I only clicked this article to see the comments section.

  73. ghand57 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:28 PM

    Who??

  74. cheapglazers says: Jul 26, 2014 8:28 PM

    Is anyone not the best CB in the league?

  75. lamontjoe says: Jul 26, 2014 8:30 PM

    This is what you call farts in the wind. Shut up and let your actions speak for you.

  76. wahoo21 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:35 PM

    Who is Dee Milliner?
    never heard of him

  77. dlk47823 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:38 PM

    Love it…can’t be it if you don’t believe it

  78. boyshole25 says: Jul 26, 2014 8:39 PM

    Well the same foolish nonsensical talk landed Sherman a huge contract and he’s not even top 3. But he is very intelligent and Stanford educated so who’s the dummy? Dee is taking a page from Sherman. Marginal skills but media friendly

  79. officialgame says: Jul 26, 2014 8:41 PM

    Son of Rex.

  80. drewzducks says: Jul 26, 2014 8:49 PM

    One is the loneliest number.

  81. only1bucfan says: Jul 26, 2014 8:50 PM

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with what he said. If he just decided to come out and proclaim that he is the best that is one thing. But, if he is asked the question, I absolutely think he should answer the question with ” I am the best.” Confidence is everything. I don’t want somebody playing with me or for my team that does not believe that they are the best or will be the best in the league at their position.

  82. thefiesty1 says: Jul 26, 2014 9:02 PM

    Don’t steal Sherman’s thunder. He won’t have anything to TALK about.

  83. seahawksteven777 says: Jul 26, 2014 9:05 PM

    Sounds like every CB in the NFL need their own little trophy that says: “Best CB in NFL.”

  84. grendelg says: Jul 26, 2014 9:06 PM

    He’s not even the best CB from last year’s draft class. Desmond Trufant put up a top 5 CB in the league season as a rookie.

  85. hawkstradamus says: Jul 26, 2014 9:14 PM

    “I’m Spartacus” is that what we’re dooing now?

  86. raiderapologist says: Jul 26, 2014 9:33 PM

    cardmagnet says: Jul 26, 2014 7:01 PM

    Is he even the best cornerback on his team?
    ————-
    He is better than Kyle Wilson. Kyle doesn’t talk much, though.

  87. ernwop64 says: Jul 26, 2014 9:41 PM

    Obviously he is not the best corner in the game,he is talented and works hard.I watch Revis get beat up his rookie year and came back next season legit ,Milliner is that talented.

  88. youpeopleareallthesame says: Jul 26, 2014 9:44 PM

    I’ll have what he’s having.

  89. terremotinho says: Jul 26, 2014 10:37 PM

    And Terrell Buckley was the next Jim Thorpe, remember?

  90. realmenwearstripes says: Jul 26, 2014 10:48 PM

    Thanks, Dee. I needed that hearty laugh!

  91. natelan says: Jul 26, 2014 10:51 PM

    Worthless team full of worthless people and worthless players.

  92. getadealdonealready says: Jul 26, 2014 11:07 PM

    Have CB’s become the new WR’s (Diva’s of the league)?

  93. billbrasky72 says: Jul 26, 2014 11:09 PM

    Dee who?

  94. dude2424 says: Jul 26, 2014 11:10 PM

    It’s fun to pretend!

  95. billbrasky72 says: Jul 26, 2014 11:11 PM

    I think CB’s have officially passed WR’s as the biggest drama queens of the NFL.

  96. claimersays says: Jul 26, 2014 11:23 PM

    Until Rex says so..
    And Rex is the KING of overstatement!

  97. sukkatash says: Jul 26, 2014 11:38 PM

    Cornerbacks….the new NFL diva.

  98. jetsfan67 says: Jul 27, 2014 12:20 AM

    Tell them Dee. You are the man.

  99. denver1983 says: Jul 27, 2014 12:38 AM

    Lol I’m not even hating this guy sucks!

  100. jster23 says: Jul 27, 2014 12:43 AM

    One word….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  101. orivar says: Jul 27, 2014 12:46 AM

    That’s the mindset you have to have as a player or you won’t last long. Either you’re the best or you’re working up to be the best. The day you wake up and decide, “I’m just average” is the day you need to quit and that’s with everything in life.

    Always aim to be the best.

  102. cm2492 says: Jul 27, 2014 1:15 AM

    He doesn’t look like Joe Haden.

  103. elibestqbever says: Jul 27, 2014 1:18 AM

    He wouldn’t even make the giants roster. Buttttttttttt yeah dee you’re the best in the NFL. And your fatboy coach who has never who anything and never shuts up either is an all time great.
    What a disaster of a franchise

  104. shadylamp says: Jul 27, 2014 1:27 AM

    Why is there so much ambiguity when it comes to understanding who the best cornerback in the league is? All of these big mouths talk smack that they’re number one, but that fact is, the one stat that clearly proves who the best is, is YARDS PER PASS.
    2013
    # 1 T. McBride NYG
    #2 W. Gay PITT
    #3 B. Skrine CLE

    Any fan of these 3 teams that follow every game and know football would say this is correct so shut up Revis, it’s not 2003 man… You’re irrelevant and have been for years.

  105. steelcurtainn says: Jul 27, 2014 1:41 AM

    just another guy looking for attention. Whos next?

  106. victorycruz says: Jul 27, 2014 1:44 AM

    Dee who???

  107. cletuswithat says: Jul 27, 2014 2:12 AM

    Is he even the best corner on his team?

  108. veence69 says: Jul 27, 2014 2:38 AM

    Who?

  109. rjkilla says: Jul 27, 2014 3:24 AM

    it’s just the frame of mind of an athlete. they have to have big egos in order to rise to the occasion. most of you are overweight couch surfing cheeto fingers and it’s why you don’t understand it. never competed in your lives accept the annual pie eating contest

  110. stewart09 says: Jul 27, 2014 3:27 AM

    Milliner it’s nice to have confidence but reality is that you weren’t even remotely as good as Desmond trufant who was drafted in the same year as you. It’s time to face reality, work harder and get better then people won’t laugh in your face when you say your the best.

  111. bugnuts says: Jul 27, 2014 3:39 AM

    Mr. Donald Key? Please report to the Jets courtesy booth.———– Mr. DON-KEY — Report to the Jets courtesy booth!

  112. yojoemama says: Jul 27, 2014 3:51 AM

    I never heard of this guy until after reading the article. He may be the best cornerback, but he certainly isn’t the most overrated.

  113. youngosays says: Jul 27, 2014 4:34 AM

    drug test asap he’s on that good good

  114. cavington says: Jul 27, 2014 4:39 AM

    Isn’t this the guy that was benched last season for poor performance?

  115. leagueobservr says: Jul 27, 2014 5:04 AM

    Somewhere out there Tom Brady read that quote and chuckled to himself…

  116. shovelhunter says: Jul 27, 2014 5:17 AM

    Isnt this the guy marvin jones beat for four touchdowns in one game? …..that aside i respect the way he thinks

  117. chzamp says: Jul 27, 2014 5:32 AM

    Sire, Dee… And I’m freaking Peter Pan

  118. djshnooks says: Jul 27, 2014 6:03 AM

    Not even top-5 in the AFC east. Lol.

  119. RegisHawk says: Jul 27, 2014 6:42 AM

    Seahawks destroy the Broncos and everybody decides it’s time to bulk up on the defense.

    Sherm says he’s the best and every other CB has to copy him.

    Russell Wilson says “Why not us?” and NFL Network adopts it as their TC theme.

    Just another trend started by the Seahawks.

  120. wwwmattcom says: Jul 27, 2014 7:45 AM

    Lets move the Jets to LA or Canada.

  121. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Jul 27, 2014 8:28 AM

    Marvin Jones scored 4 touchdowns on you Dee.

  122. fatsolio says: Jul 27, 2014 8:57 AM

    Yeah, can’t ever say someone is better than you at anything. Better to show the world you are a moron who has a massive ego and superiority complex than to state reality and show the world you aren’t the best at everything and be comfortable with that.

    Not a shock this guy plays for the Jets. That team is a complete joke from coach on down. Rex Ryan who just can’t shut up and continues to put his wife’s foot in his mouth, Geno Smith thinking he will be a top 5 QB in 1-2 years, Chris Johnson being the useless guy he is, Vick the dog murderer and now this clown.

  123. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 27, 2014 9:39 AM

    in fairness, who ever heard of Dick Sherman until he started running his mouth with the ridiculous claims and self promotion

    and Milliner does have more athletic skill than Sherman

    but this is now a running joke among CBs

  124. orthomarine says: Jul 27, 2014 9:58 AM

    Dee’s Nuts

    Literally this guys crazy

  125. akiraloco says: Jul 27, 2014 10:26 AM

    All we need now is that other CB on their team Ras I Dowling (Batman’s Nemesis lol) to say i’m gonna be the Healthier CB in the League this year” lol…yet they said Gronk’s made out of Glass lol.

  126. wishingtonredslur says: Jul 27, 2014 11:11 AM

    Isn’t this the guy from the bench. Dude, you, are not even good let alone great.

  127. Derwin Worrell says: Jul 27, 2014 11:21 AM

    Blahahahaha!!!!

  128. blowfishes says: Jul 27, 2014 11:26 AM

    Is he the best in the League… No!

    Do I want my players to have the mindset that no one is better than them… Damn right I do!

    Why so many people take comments out of context I will never know. He didn’t come out and state this off his own back. He was asked a question, and he gave a competitive answer. Nothing wrong with that!

  129. mymanmccoy says: Jul 27, 2014 12:14 PM

    His ignorance is only preceded by his obvious humility.

  130. td30 says: Jul 27, 2014 1:18 PM

    the insecurity is almost palpable

  131. thetruthcampaign says: Jul 27, 2014 2:18 PM

    I’m the best commenter in these discussion boards.

  132. winninaintsinnin says: Jul 27, 2014 2:48 PM

    Anyone can claim to be best but the numbers only give credence to one…

    Sherman

  133. phillyfinsfan says: Jul 27, 2014 4:06 PM

    “Hey everyone, Look at me, I’m really dumb!”

  134. mikeditkascigar says: Jul 27, 2014 4:15 PM

    He couldn’t cover Stephen Hill. LMAO

  135. fansrus says: Jul 28, 2014 2:37 AM

    What deficiency is he overcompensating for?

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