Give Milliner a break Dan Leberfeld

The Daily News hit a grand slam, and it led to links all over the internet.

NFL.com headline –  “New York Jets’ Dee Milliner: I’m the best corner in NFL.”

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

Milliner was playing the confidence card. Playing man-to-man corner in the NFL is very difficult, so you have a tremendous amount of confidence and believe in yourself.

Milliner fell into a media trap, and this quote is certainly going to add to the intense pressure he’s already under.

Perhaps it’s time for everyone to take a reality pill on this player.

As one long-time scout told me, “He’s a #2 cornerback, not a number #1.”

And that is fine. You obviously need two good starters.

Milliner probably was picked a little higher than he should have been in last year’s draft because it was such a weak cornerback class.

Milliner looks like he can be a solid player, but probably not a superstar.

It might be time to lower the expectation bar a tad, and just let him do his thing, and stop with the comparisons and hyperbole.