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#1 JetNation

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:01 PM

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One topic that was discussed on the last episode of JetNation Radio was Dimitri Patterson’s injury history.  A caller, Matt Keach, expressed some concerns about Dimitri Paterson and Angelo Berkowtiz added, “I am terrified of the idea of Dimtri Paterson starting at cornerback.  He played 6 games last year and 9 games the year before.”  Actually Paterson has only played in 15 games the past three seasons.  The concerns are real though.

 

Dimitri Paterson addressed his injury history and these concerns yesterday.

If you look at my career, I’ve been in nine years, the last two years I had an ankle, I had a groin. My first six or seven years, I had no injuries.  No one wants to talk about that.  But the reality of the situation is that’s what’s most recent. So if you look at my career I’ve been extremely productive, but if there’s one bad thing to say about (me) what are you going to say, “Oh, he’s been injured, he’s been hurt the last two year.” Okay, that’s fine, that’s football. You’re going to get hurt. I look at it as the glass half full and say hey I have not had a skill diminishing injury, I have not had a career threatening injury, I had an ankle and I had a groin. I bounced back from those, I feel good about where I am at now.

I do feel a little better about the situation after the perspective that Paterson put on the situation. Coming back from a groin injury is much better than rehabbing from a torn ACL.  They aren’t the kind of injuries that should impact his ability going-forward.  Simply put, the Jets need to find a way to keep him on the field and healthy.

You look at a guy in his career, has he had skill diminishing injuries, to where he’s had those violent injuries to where there is a setback in his natural ability? They did their research and see that’s not the case, and that’s why I am here right now. So I look at it as the now and moving forward, you know it’s all good, but I acknowledge that, but you move forward and it’s all good.

The games don’t start until September.  John Idzik will be graded on this signing and the grade will depend in large part to the number of games Paterson plays.  The Jets let Antonio Cromartie walk and didn’t sign a high priced free agent replacement.  That leaves the team with a huge opening next to 2nd year cornerback Dee Milliner.  To his credit Patterson wouldn’t be drawn into a side by side comparison with Antonio Cromartie.

So it’s not about comparing or anything like that because Cromartie is a good player in his own right. But they had a really good feel for what I bring as far as how I fit into this scheme and what’s asked of the corners in this scheme. Like I said I don’t have a high profile name, but I (will) put my film against anybody’s. That is the reality of the situation.

The competition at cornerback will be something that we watch closely and report on during minicamp and again when Jets training camp starts in July.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:28 PM

this is absolutely a cause for concern but it's a formula they have pursued before (Colon didn't play more than 13 games in last 3 years with Pitt) they also have a ton of options this year that no one's really talking about Ras-I and Johnny Patrick are in the mix. Maybe Walls can step up? besides McDougle also Brandon Dixon another draft pick. SO if Patterson washes out they have guys... at least in theory. 


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:40 PM

this is absolutely a cause for concern but it's a formula they have pursued before (Colon didn't play more than 13 games in last 3 years with Pitt) they also have a ton of options this year that no one's really talking about Ras-I and Johnny Patrick are in the mix. Maybe Walls can step up? besides McDougle also Brandon Dixon another draft pick. SO if Patterson washes out they have guys... at least in theory. 

 

But why rely on those kind of deals when we didn't have to?


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

But why rely on those kind of deals when we didn't have to?

 

Remember when we paid Cromartie a lot of money?  Remember when he sucked last year?  That is why


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:00 PM

Remember when we paid Cromartie a lot of money?  Remember when he sucked last year?  That is why

 

So replacing one injured guy that costs a lot with another even more injury prone guy that costs less? Meh.

 

Hey, remember the year before that? And the year before that? That's why we signed Cro's contract.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:25 PM

So replacing one injured guy that costs a lot with another even more injury prone guy that costs less? Meh.

 

Hey, remember the year before that? And the year before that? That's why we signed Cro's contract.

 

Cro may be done.  I think we tend to overrate him.  He matches up well against some of the best WRs in football, but there are lesser guys he struggles with and last year he was just very bad in general.  Who else did you want?  Paying DRC does not make him better than Patterson.  DRC has plenty of talent, but he has had some bad years. He sucked in Philly.  Remember when Santonio Holmes won super bowl MVP?  9 for 131 and the game winner?  Guess who was covering him.  DRC didn't look so hot against Seattle either.  


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:04 AM

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:41 AM

We are getting close to a new release of the forum software. Then finally these articles will import and be formatted the right way.  Seriously can't wait.


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