New corner Dimitri Patterson ready to go against anyone

2013 first-round draft pick CB Dee Milliner might be in Rex Ryan’s doghouse (TJB, June 4) after sitting out practice at Wednesday’s OTA, but free agent acquisition Dimitri Patterson said he’s ready to play anywhere and anyone.

“In the schemes that I’ve played in I’ve been asked to do what Cromartie was asked to do,” Patterson said Wednesday (NY Post, June 5). “I don’t have a high profile, no. I don’t have the biggest name, no. But I’ve covered the same receivers. I’ve held up extremely well against the same receivers, the lead guys. They knew that about me.”

Patterson is entering his age 31 season, recorded four interceptions last season for the Dolphins and has nine over his NFL career, signing a one-year $3 million deal late in free agency.

“I don’t have a high-profile name, but I’ll put my film against anybody’s,” Patterson said Wednesday. “That’s the reality of the situation.”


Read Bent’s scouting report on Dimitri Patterson (TJB, April 2)

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

According to Pro Football Focus, Patterson found his best season-long success in 2011 where he ranked No. 36 overall among all NFL corners. Patterson has the brashness to play cornerback in the NFL but any comparisons based on a long look at his career might be overstated. Patterson has demonstrated that he can be a starter level player with a skill-set which Rex Ryan craves in his cornerbacks.

While the Jets are closely watching Dee Milliner’s progress this offseason, Patterson’s own injury history predicates that he should be closely monitored. Expecting Patterson to play 16 games for the Jets as a starter might be imprudent. If anything, the signing of Patterson demonstrates that the Jets know they needed help in their secondary, but their depth and draft acquisitions seem to indicate that Patterson was a more of an upside hedging of the team’s bets. Patterson can play in the slot, can play on the outside and was a smart acquisition by the Jets but his injury history and the team’s long term plans might see him playing less at the end of the season than the beginning.




23 comments
nickballs
nickballs

im glad we got Patterson...love his attitude...stay healthy and ya never know.....Milliner needs to get his ISH together with these leg issues...but its only OTAs so tough to get that worried...Rex just pushing his buttons like he did with Coples in past

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

Patterson has been in the league for nine years which means he could have potentially started 144 regular season games. He started 20. That's 13.8%. Idjit could have gotten Cromartie back for basically the same price as Patterson. Cromartie always plays. If he's playing hurt, say he's at 80%, that's still better than having Patterson on the trainer's table....

BDarc23
BDarc23

The secondary is going to be great and the overall defense will dominate. The offense will be a run heavy protect the ball version.

Bent
Bent moderator

I have some stats for you.


With Patterson, the Dolphins were 4-2 and without Patterson they were 4-6.


In the games where Patterson played, opposing QBs were 137-233-1592 with 6TDs and 9INTs (a 72.0 rating).


In the games he missed, opposing QBs were 208-348-2265 with 11TDs and 9INTs (a 78.8 rating).


However, in the last of the games he did play, he got injured with 4:25 to go in the first quarter and Ben Roethlisberger did most of his damage after that point.  He was 18-34-292 with 2TDs and no INTs after Patterson left the game.  So if we exclude that from the first set of numbers and include it in the second set of numbers, the QB rating disparity grows significantly to:


Without Patterson: 80.8

With Patterson: 67.0


Seems like Miami missed him when he was out.  Hopefully he stays healthy.


harold
harold

I would expect Patterson to play 16 games.  Why because he did not the last two years.  With almost all players in the league it is a matter of when not if you will be injured.

Patterson did not tear an ACL or anything on that level of severity.  With that in mind I fully expect him to play and play well.  He can be a one or two year stop-gap for us.

Brendan
Brendan

@Jeff E. Guy  So you're just going to pretend all those games that Patterson played, but didn't start, just didn't happen? 

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@BDarc23


I'm not sure about that.   Think the best we can hope for out of this young secondary is that it's decent enough to allow our front line to be truly dominant and to not be burned too often by big plays.    


Also not sure we'll be that run-heavy in the traditional sense.   I expect a lot more diversity in the offense this year, given the versatility of the weapons now at MM's disposal.   Protect the ball, to be sure, but it may come down to which new players click with MM's schemes fastest.   

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent I see that PFF gave Patterson a +5.0 grade for 2013.  Can you share some of his grades for previous years?

BDarc23
BDarc23

@Hazard2012 @BDarc23 I think the DBs are going to be much improved this year so I am hoping for better than decent...a lot better. My thought on the offense is around the fact that they signed CJ and didn't draft a WR in Rd 1 or 2.  It just gives me the feeling that there will not be a reliance on the passing game.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @Bent


With the caveat that I don't like to cite PFF stats with no context (for the context read my BGA linked in the original post):


2012 +2.0 (with +0.2 coverage)

2011 +2.5 (with +4.8 coverage)

2010 -13.9 (with -9.2 coverage)

2009 -0.3 (with +2.6 coverage)

2008 +1.3 (with -0.4 coverage)

2007 +0.5 (with +0.3 coverage) - (Note: Incomplete data, last two games missing)

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@BDarc23


The secondary should improve over last year, but it's still very young and learning so I wouldn't expect too much of it just yet.   Let's see how Milliner progresses and what Pryor and McDougle can do.  They may need time to get their sea legs and learn how to play together.  


I think this year it's more about the secondary not being a liability and allowing the front line to dominate games when it matters. 


Re O, they now have lots of guys capable of doing lots of different things.  Almost all the new additions are solid, physical and versatile players who give MM all kinds of options and flexibility and who can operate in and create space.     


I think the Jets made a conscious decision AGAINST adding a true #1 WR this off-season, and instead have assembled a stable of #2's in Decker, Kerley, Nelson, Hill, Saunders and Evans, etc that will not rely on one or two favorite targets.    They also added what amounts to a top WR in Amaro, despite his drops in OTA's yesterday.  


They didn't draft Amaro, three receivers and sign Decker, etc. so they can simply run the ball.   And they didn't sign CJ to just run the rock, either.   And if they wanted a true G&P approach they probably would have added some veteran OLmen or instant starter type road graders in the draft.     


I expect we'll see a hybrid O capable of doing lots of different things with lots of different personnel and becoming, for the first time in Rex's tenure, as unpredictable as it is bruising.       

harold
harold

Bent @tsjc68

Very solid player. 

Surprising to see the media miss that in all their reports.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@harold MORE FUN WITH STATS:


From 2011-2013, Antonio Cromartie played in 48 games and recorded 35 passes defensed (0.72 PD/g)


From 2011-2013, Dimitri Patterson played in 29 games and recorded 23 passes defensed (0.79 PD/g).



tsjc68
tsjc68

@Hanknaples Except that stats seem to do a fairly good job of measuring that, Hank.  Outside of his 2010 hiccup, the stats say he's got pretty good field awareness and football acumen, as evidenced by his consistently positive grades for coverage and overall play.


The past three years, the stats say Dimitri Patterson is a +9.5.  That's solid.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @harold


Cromartie played 3,115 snaps in those three years.


Patterson 1,058.


I'll let you calculate snaps per pass breakup.

harold
harold

@tsjc68

Unfortunately, the Jets failed to fill the huge hole left by the the lost of Cromartie.

BDarc23
BDarc23

@tsjc68 @harold Does he have that "yank on the jersey of the guy that just burnt me" move of Cro's?

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@harold


Losing the Cro we saw last year isn't much of a loss.   It might actually be a gain.   Patterson should do well...the real question there is his ability to stay on the field.   

tsjc68
tsjc68

@harold There's a "lots of sex with lots of women" joke in there somewhere.