Jets G.M. doesn’t regret corner strategy, while lacking corners

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The Jets used to employ Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie at cornerback, an essential position in Rex Ryan’s defense.

Now, they’re going to start Darrin Walls and converted safety Antonio Allen.

Jets General Manager John Idzik was asked Monday if he wished he had signed a legitimate corner.

“Well I would call Dimitri Patterson a legitimate cornerback, that’s why we signed him,” Idzik replied, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

Of course, since then, Patterson went AWOL, claimed the Jets lied about it, and was released, leaving them in the same spot as if they hadn’t pursued such a legitimate corner.

“We don’t look back,” Idzik said Monday. “There’s no regrets. . . .

“The team comes first in everything we do. In the end, we felt like we did what is best for the New York Jets in releasing him.”

Of course, it doesn’t help that they also are missing Dee Milliner to a high ankle sprain and rookie Dexter McDougle tore his ACL. That leaves Walls, Allen, Kyle Wlison and recent picks from the discard pile Leon McFadden and Phillip Adams to go into the season.

The only good news is they get to face Raiders rookie Derek Carr in the opener. But they better get Milliner well soon, since the next six weeks bring Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the following six weeks.

19 responses to “Jets G.M. doesn’t regret corner strategy, while lacking corners

  1. The Jets are staring at an 0-7 or 1-6 start in the face. As good as that front 7 is those QBs will eat that secondary alive and the Jets don’t have the horsepower on offense to keep up.

  2. I really don’t think any team can have a good replacement plan when both starting corners being injured

  3. He says this now…

    Ask him the same question after a quarter to half the season is done and then remind of what he said now.

    Ask him then why he was so wrong now…

    Ask him if he was that wrong then, why he won’t be so wrong on his next personnel move(s).

    Rex CAN coach D.

    But coaches still need players.

  4. Rex Ryan has already stated that he doesn’t need great players because he’s such a great defensive coach. He’s also already put them in the top defenses in the league. I can’t wait to see that “great” defense get on the field because in the preseason they got ran on, passed on and laughed at.

  5. The media reaction to this is ridiculous. All of a sudden actin like the Jets just flushed their Super Bowl hopes down the drain when realistically they didn’t have a shot.

    You don’t rebuild in one year and you don’t overpay CBs that would considering retirement a year ago. Jets are in a great position moving forward and lets not forget how terrible the secondary was last year. I really can’t see it being worse.

    Just because his name is Cromartie doesn’t mean he didn’t have a really, really bad year last year (in part due to injury) but still. Once Milliner comes back it should be okay and I think holding him out week 1 would be the smart move. Deal with the Raiders without him and bring him back for the Packers where he’ll really be needed.

  6. He doesn’t have regrets.. Huh! Are you kidding me? I was a supporter at the beginning. “give the guy a chance” Many of his decisions have been questionable at best. I understand the Revis thing. Paying that kind of money for a CB is crazy. But has he looked at the schedule lately? Rogers, Cutler, Stafford, Manning, Rivers and Brady All he had to do was call Rogers-Cromartie back and we had him.. but for some reason it took him hours and hours.. BAD DECISION…

  7. They could have had both Revis and Rogers-Cromartie and could have been tough to beat then as they’re going to have a great running game this year. Plus Geno is starting to look good. I think he’s going to be better than most people think.

  8. But they better get Milliner well soon, since the next six weeks bring Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the following six weeks.
    There’s six loses right there! And I don’t believe for a second that they can beat the Raiders either. 0-7 start for the New York Browns! What a joke this franchise is!

  9. Pressure up front solves a lot of problems on the back end. Let’s play the wait and see game. If you put any stock into preseason then you are absolutely kidding yourself. One of the best run defenses last yr hasn’t changed. When they can’t run you get to pin your ears back. The offense will be better and the D will be rested and not starting w/ their backs against the wall!!! 4-4 after wk8. You heard it here first.

  10. News flash – Jets CB’s sucked last year until December and they still went 8-8. Let’s keep Shakespear (Much ado about Nothing) out of this equation and get by the hapless Raiders and take a 1-0 Jets team into Green Bay with Milliner fully healed, boo ya.

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