Dolphins at Jets: Special Teams Review

We've been breaking down this week's game against Miami. We wrap up today's analysis with a look at the special teams.

Let's review the key contributions...

Kicking game - Ficken Unter Druck

Sam Ficken came up big at the end of the game with his 44-yard game winner as time expired. The Jets showed confidence in his ability to make it from that range as they easily could have tried to move it closer.

Ficken made a couple of field goals earlier on but did miss an extra point. That was more on the long snapper and holder though. Lachlan Edwards failed to handle Thomas Hennessy's low snap cleanly and the laces weren't turned to face the goalposts.

Ficken has probably earned himself at worst an invite to compete for the role again next year.

As a punter, Edwards wasn't very busy. He punted twice from inside Miami territory, landing one inside the five but putting the other into the end zone for a touchback. His only punt from in the Jets' half was muffed, otherwise it could have gone for a longer return.

Miami kept the game close by making seven of eight field goals. The Jets got no pressure on the one that missed but Nate Hairston came flying off the edge and got close to blocking one while Henry Anderson got decent penetration and almost got a finger on the go-ahead kick with less than two minutes remaining.

Ficken also had four touchbacks. His lone returned kick was a short one brought out past the 25 by a blocker.

Return game - Mont Blank

The return game wasn't much to write home about either. Miami only punted once but returner Braxton Berrios did a decent enough job of bursting outside to get into Miami territory. He's had a steady year.

Ty Montgomery got more opportunities on kick-offs, but didn't do anything with them as all four were stopped somewhere in between the 23 and 26-yard line, including one that was a shorter kick fielded at the 15. He's had an underwhelming year. Well, half a year.

Trevon Wesco had one good block, but let his man get off his block to get in on the tackle on another return. Jordan Willis showed physicality on one block, shoving his man back aggressively, but unfortunately he stayed on his feet and was still able to make the play.

Kick coverage - Blame Canady

The kick coverage units didn't get much work either, with just one kick-off return and one punt return. Harvey Langi was credited with the tackle on the kick-off, with Frankie Luvu also in on it.

On the punt, Luvu and Blake Countess each missed a tackle before Daniel Brown ran the return man out of bounds.

At the gunner position Vyncint Smith made a nice play to catch an Edwards punt inside the five. However, Maurice Canady failed to keep the ball out of the end zone as he made a gallant attempt to do the same thing.

That's it for today's analysis. Don't forget to leave your suggestions for which players to look at in more detail in this week's 3-on-D and 3-on-O.