At some point during Thursday night’s loss to the Patriots Jets rookie cornerback Dee Milliner disappeared from the field.

After the game coach Rex Ryan admitted that Milliner had been benched.

“This young man is going to be a tremendous player” Ryan said via quotes distributed by the team. “There is no doubt. But as I told him I said ‘You know Dee. I want you to sit on the sidelines and I want you to watch’. And sometimes when you do that it is the best thing for you. And so we replaced him with Kyle [Wilson] and [Darrin] Walls and that’s what we did. I am trying to win a game and put in who I think has the best chance to win it. And the young man like I said he is going to be a great player. But at that time I went with the veteran.”

Milliner said in the locker room after the game that he had no problem with the move.