CB Dimitri Patterson visiting Jets

Cornerback Dimitri Patterson is visiting the Jets on Monday (Martin, March 31).

Patterson played the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins, starting six games. He had 24 total tackles and one sack. He had four interceptions in 2013, his most — and only — since 2010 with the Eagles. Patterson has had stints with the Redskins, Vikings, Chiefs, Eagles, Browns and Dolphins.

He is 30-years-old and listed at 5-foot-10-inches and 200 lbs.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Patterson played almost exclusively on the outside when he was healthy last year. However, he suffered a groin injury on opening day and was bothered by that all season, eventually landing on injured reserve.

Patterson made an impact with the Browns in 2011 and 2012 playing primarily in the slot. However, he was again slowed by injuries in 2012 (this time an ankle) and ended up getting picked up on waivers by Miami. He initially struggled at Miami, reportedly because he was more comfortable with physical press coverage than off-coverage and the Dolphins had been playing a lot of zone when he arrived.

While this move would be a stop-gap, it does give them a chance to add another starter level player to their roster and the fact he is comfortable both in the slot or on the outside would provide some much-needed flexibility.




109 comments
levi
levi

Thats it!! I gave Idzik til 5:30 pm March 31st to build a playoff team and he didnt do it so Im done. Im burning all my Jets gear and will come to TJB randomly to blitch and moan about the players they sign and especially about the ones they dont sign. I mean jeez is it to much to ask for him to sign Byrd, Davis, D Jax, Pettigrew, Ware and MJD? With those guys we would have challenge the Pats for a year or two.

bob
bob

Mr Idzik.. how you like being general manager for the Jets.


Idzik. I like to say........ wait dooooooohhhh  minute.


Ya dats a good one . I like dat one.



Idzik.......wait doooooooohhhhh minute.


boy you sure say that one a lot wait doh minute.


Idzik..... Wait dooooh minute.


Well there you go folks.... wait doh minute.



Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

I wouldn't mind this move. He can be a good stopgap, and he showed some decent range last year.  

BDarc23
BDarc23

I've convinced myself that the Jets not being listed as being a team to contact his agents means that they are trying to sign DJax. There is just no way they wouldn't have checked in on him.

Stanley Bostitch
Stanley Bostitch

Didn't we used to have downvote buttons? Could really use those these days of jumping-off-the-bandwagon-before-the-offseason-is-over. Sheesh.

Monty
Monty

The New York Mets .. doing it idziks way since 2008.. glad we have all those cheap arms in the pen.

Hoz
Hoz

I see Idzik is still clipping coupons,, what a joke.

levi
levi

He is injury prone but at least he presses at the line. He is just another obstacle in Lanksters way to CB #2.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Sometimes you just catch lightening in a bottle..whether it be the 5'7" guy with the torn pec that we just signed, or this guy, or even getting a Richard Sherman in Rd 5. Sometimes casting a wide net is an effective approach.

yankspride
yankspride

@levi  

Pettigrew's strength is as blocker.....who needs that??  As receiving TE his numbers in decline on a Lions team that passes in their sleep.  Davis took top corner money in this year's market (exclude Revis) to stay in indy.  Byrd signs to play on a Ryan defense, just not the Ryan you wanted.  Ware made a B line for Denver.....Jets never had a chance.  MJD made no sense on Jets team with Ivory and Powell...same kind of backs and younger...no loss not signing MJD.  Why would any of the guys you mentioned want to play for the Jets unless the Jets overpaid.  Forgot D Jax.....with this year's draft WR heavy, why sign one big pain in the ars??

bobbyj
bobbyj

Funny I didn't want any of those dudes, not one

yankspride
yankspride

@bob  

Wait doooooohhhhh minute??  What the hell is that??  

funkymonk
funkymonk

@BDarc23  Could very well be. According to Ed Werder, ""There have been negotiations in the past 24 hours. Two teams nobody has mentioned as being interested are deep in negotiations."


So there are at least 2 teams that nobody knows are involved, but are deeply involved.

bobbyj
bobbyj

I agree, the Jets are laying in the weeds, letting the market establish itself, while doing they're own background on DJax

Monty
Monty

@Stanley Bostitch no ones jumping off the bandwagon.. I guess Im just not as satisfied with losing as you are.. sorry,,



bobbyj
bobbyj

More bargin basement finds

harold
harold

@levi

But smiliar to Geno with Vick, if he gets the starting job he earned it.

harold
harold

@MPTG_Frank

Remember you need top players at every position,

Rookies and young vets never improve...they are what they are

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Hanknaples  


Hankster


That made me laugh.....


Idzik is the kind of guy who is so busy picking up pennies that he overlooks the dollar staring him right in the face

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@bobbyj    didn't we lose a CB early in Free Agency by laying in the weeds, or  doing the two-step, or  whitling a door stop with a butter knife?

Monty
Monty

Just dont whine when they're losing..Don't call for Ryan's head,,this is the team you are happy with right.  They dont have enough talent to compete. I dont want to see anyone unhappy when the losing starts because our team and our record  is being made or unmade today.. and you guys are fine with Idziks job performance.

juunit
juunit

@a57se @Monty 

Bloop single, broken bat single, passed ball, sac-fly. 

I'd say he was fine. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se  He actually started because they had one guy out injured and another whose wife gave birth.

levi
levi

@bobbyj  I never expected then to sign a top CB. The position is to highly paid you are hurting your team more than helping it taking on a huge contract. Unless you think its whats gonna get you over the hump and make a serious run. Thats not where the Jets are at this point.

bobbyj
bobbyj

Rookies improve....Problem is it usually takes about 8-10 games for them to figure things out. It is also possible take catch lighting in a bottle. But the true fact is that you need a combo of three things, good drafting, good player development & FREE AGENTS...A team needs to be active in all areas, & so far Idzik failed to address many areas of need in free agency. That article that was posted on this blog ( the link ) thank god. I've been telling people that Woody is a meddling owner, the whole win now, Idzik three year approach, w/a coach on a one year deal. That dude hit the nail on the head, I've been saying the exact same thing. Real GM candidates ran away from Woody, he couldn't give that position away. He was also right about the Vick thing. I also agree that the team see's things that they just don't like in Geno ( list is to long to go thru as to what his exact problem is ) For the record, I believe that the Jets are very much alive in the DJax thing. Idzik is a very smart man, he will allow the other teams to establish the market, only fools rush in, run silent run deep. I think Idzik is getting his marching orders from Woody. Dont be surprised w/at the last second DJax signs w/ us

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I see you have your sarcasm font on!! Agreed!!

bobbyj
bobbyj

How did it work ? 8x8 ( should have been 7-9 ) & the NE Patroits won the division for the 11th time .... That's what you want

bobbyj
bobbyj

Levi you know I agree w/you about the GM/HC relationship, but this is what Woody brings us, why real GM's run away from him

bobbyj
bobbyj

For the record I want nothing to do with DJax

levi
levi

@bobbyj  The minute Idzik was hired he should have the power to make all the decisions. Its common sense to talk to those around you to hear all sides and gather all the info you can. But in the end its Idziks choice whether the fans, Rex or Woody like it or not. Lets not forget Rex was forced upon Idzik and That was never fair to begin with. I like Rex but he's not the only coach out there. His teams have been one thing and thats inconsistent since hes been here. If Idzik thinks theres a better man for the job he should be able to hire him.

bobbyj
bobbyj

Yes, all the more reason Woody will force Idzik to snatch up DJax. Everyone is gonna do an intensive background on DJax, reason he isn't signed yet. We didn't lie in the weeds on Revis, Woody refused to let Idzik even call him. Once again , owner is in " win now " mode, GM is on 2-3 year foundation build, coach is on 1 year plan. Ask Idzik how they make decisions, & he tells you it's a " group. " decision , how could that poss work ?

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

@Brian Serviss @bobbyj


because we 'won' on a penalty vs the pats, but they forgot that the Pats only made it to overtime because of a penalty. The bomb to Hill that was called a PI. Which (Idc what bent says lol) I believe was not a penalty. No way the Pats tie the game if that was a TD. Or the 1st game, where they overturned a fumble and a TD in the Pats favor. 


Hm, so actually, with that  1 pats win which we should have won if not for tacky calls. we were 9-7 and in the playoffs...its fun to rewrite history.



p.s. its getting very annoying to have to sign in to post every time.

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

I think the team exceeded expectations last year and the arrow is pointing up. I actually like what Idzik is doing and not doing.

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

Should we have been happy about about 8-8 last year, or unhappy?

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I love when guys respond to themselves. Welcome to the Hankesphere, Monty.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @Monty 

Well if they listened to me they'd have gave Davis one more shot and traded Niese for a shortstop or outfielder. Lo and behold, Niese has started the season on the DL. 

Zartan
Zartan

Stop it! Just stop! The only guy I was interested in and disappointed in not getting , was DRC (we tried so can't be madd). Idzik needs to land talent in this draft, no missing in the 1st 3 rds. If the roster is not complete by preseason, then ill listen to all this nonsense.

All jokes aside, im lost on what you want. DRC at 8+mill (cut him next season)? JACKSON THAT GETS US A superbowl ? Whos to say we don't land him ? Still, stop it.

Bent
Bent moderator


@Monty "the mets loss today was created in the offseason when they didnt invest in better more experienced bullpen talent."


But if they listened to the fans, they'd have invested that money in a short stop and a first baseman which wouldn't have prevented the loss today.  So, they'd still have lost ... but now they'd have even less money to fix their issues.

Eileen Yiu
Eileen Yiu

@Monty  i for one am not happy with this team but i also didnt know the season started tomorrow

BDarc23
BDarc23

@bobbyj  I bet the Seakhawks blog was going crazy in April 2011 about having Browner, Thurmond and 5th rd pick Sherman as their corners.

bobbyj
bobbyj

Yep, your right, but for a lot of dudes on this site ( Brendan & others ) 8x8, which should have been 7-9 is winning....

Monty
Monty

the mets loss today was created in the offseason when they didnt invest in better more experienced bullpen talent. They kept it cheap..idziks doing the same thing..Its very relevant..Mets havent made the playoffs since 2006..



bobbyj
bobbyj

Levi I agree, but Woody states were in " win now " mode & our HC is on a one year deal

Brian Serviss
Brian Serviss

@bobbyj  you do realize that Geno, at one point, had the 2nd highest completion percentage throwing downfield right?

bobbyj
bobbyj

I just wrote that they're were multi ways to build a team, including free agency. Do we have a starting CB? Do we have a starting guard? Who are our safeties ( I like Allen ) we could have filled some holes, we didn't

bobbyj
bobbyj

First thing I noticed was his refusal to run, when Geno won games he ran the ball, instead of trying to sit in the pocket & get surgical with the defense. I don't think Geno wants to be known as an athletic QB. Every deep pass I saw Geno throw was an under throw, the receiver had to come back on the ball. I don't think Hill is a bad receiver, maybe injury prone, but not bad, under utilized. Look at Miami, they have a young QB, you see them bringing in comp for they're QB, especially a QB of Vicks considerable talent. Vick will beat out Geno, if healthy he's just better. As for the meddling owner stuff, my message has been the same for the last 3 years...

bobbyj
bobbyj

You do realize that the Pats have more picks in the first 150 picks then we do right?

Bytor
Bytor

@bobbyj  I'd actually like to hear about what you think the team just doesn't like about Geno. If the list is too long, I'll take the crib notes.

harold
harold

@bobbyj

We have F/A, just not yours.  All the rest you wrote is really just your belief that there is only one way to skin a cat.

Idzik plan is fine one, should begin to bear fruit this year and even more so in 2015 and 2016.