After Further Review: Jets-Miami

By popular demand, we're again going to have a post after each game that breaks down some of the controversial decisions from the officiating crew in the game.

Penalty Count

Dolphins 9-65 (leading to two Jets first downs)
Jets 7-55 (leading to two Dolphins first downs)

Note: This does not include penalties that are declined or off-set.

Plays where the call was obvious, uncontroversial or not visible on broadcast footage

Jets Penalties

  • Delay of game. The ball was snapped late although we've seen later snaps than this not called so far this year so it was a borderline call.
  • Jalyn Holmes offside. Jumped early one play after he'd been flagged for defensive holding.
  • False start on Jake Hanson. Took off a split second before the snap on an attempted end around. Close enough that he might have got away with it.

Dolphins Penalties

  • Austin Jackson holding. Quick grab on John Franklin-Myers as he was beaten on an inside move.
  • Illegal contact on Jalen Ramsey against Garrett Wilson. This wasn't clear from the TV footage but contact was being made as he released inside.
  • Raheem Mostert false start. Jumped early while lined up in the slot.
  • Deliberate delay of game before a field goal after being unable to get the Jets to jump offside on 4th-and-short.
  • Illegal contact on Eli Apple against Allen Lazard. Made contact before five yards but continued to lean on him, slowing him down, past five yards.
  • Christian Wilkins offside. Early jump, giving the Jets a free play.
  • Julian Hill holding on Jamien Sherwood. Clear handful of jersey as Sherwood was moving laterally.
  • Tyler Kroft holding. Clearly grabbed and held onto his man outside on a wide receiver screen.
  • Illegal use of the hands on Liam Eichenberg against Quinnen Williams. This was difficult to see from the TV footage.

Penalties warranting further discussion or explanation

Jets Penalties

  • Tony Adams late hit. Carelessly bumped into Jaylen Waddle, who was wrapped up and the whistle had clearly been blown well before the hit. It wasn't very hard, but there appeared to be helmet to helmet contact.
  • Offensive pass interference on Xavier Gipson. Tony Romo was blathering on about Gipson being three yards downfield even as the replay showed he was only a yard downfield, but it's irrelevant anyway. The reason for this call was because Gipson engaged his block before the ball was caught.
  • Defensive holding on Holmes. Initially this looked like a crazy call as Holmes was simply driven well off the line by a double team block. However, a closer look revealed that Holmes did grip onto one of the blockers, who was trying to climb to the linebackers. However, since he was driving him back anyway, it didn't really affect the play even though he was unable to release.
  • Laken Tomlinson holding. Lost leverage on a reach block and grabbed on and took his man down as Izzy Abanikanda got outside for what would have been a first down.

Dolphins Penalties

  • Robby Chosen offside. Lined up level with the football and didn't properly check with the official who was trying to give him a head's-up.

Notable no-calls etc

Here were some of the other notable missed calls, replay situations and controversial moments:

  • When the ball hit the official after Zach Wilson's fumble, this is still a live ball, in case you were wondering.
  • Wilson could have had a couple of roughing calls, including one where he was hit in the facemask by Wilkins. Bradley Chubb seemed to hit him high and landed with full body weight on him on the fumble too.
  • The officials picked up an illegal contact flag on Kader Kohou on the basis that the quarterback was outside the pocket. He was definitely still in the pocket and they blew this call.
  • Braxton Berrios' leaping catch by the sideline was good, despite Deuce Carter's efforts to push him out. Berrios' backside hit the turf first before his back hit out of bounds and he caught the ball cleanly and maintained control.
  • Carter could easily have been called for pass interference on Jeff Wilson in the end zone but the ball did look to be uncatchable.
  • After not being targeted in the first half, Garrett Wilson finally had his first reception in the third quarter, but it shouldn't have counted. Like Chosen, he was offside at the snap, but the official either didn't see it, or let it slide.
  • Mosley could potentially have drawn a late hit on Chase Claypool as he shoved him into the sideline area on the play where Kroft was called for holding.
  • The officials didn't blow the play dead when De'Von Achane's forward progress clearly seemed to have been stopped, then suddenly blew it dead as he seemed to be moving forwards.
  • Chazz Surratt ended up with the ball at the end of a play which was lost by the ball carrier but after that one had been blown dead.

Let us know what we missed - or misinterpreted - in the comments...