Giants "at" Jets: Special Teams Review

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

Let's review the key contributions...

Return game - Brax making tracks

Braxton Berrios continues to be solid but unspectacular as the Jets' punt returner. He had returns of 17 and 12 yards to midfield, one of which set up a touchdown. The 17-yarder was his longest punt return of the season, although he had a longer one on a free kick.

Aside from those two returns, he had a few nervy moments. One return was blown up immediately for a loss as new Jet Maurice Canady got burned by the gunner. Nate Hairston also got burned once, as Berrios also had one fair catch and two others that he left to bounce. One was almost downed at the one but ended up as a touchback and the other bounced out of bounds at the 7-yard line.

On kickoffs, Ty Montgomery got blown up inside the 20 on one return as Frankie Luvu missed his block, then had his other return negated by a Luvu hold.

Kicking game - I know you'd like to think yo' [excrement] don't stank, but lean a little closer, see: Rosas really smells like boo-boo-ooh

The Jets benefited from a couple of mistakes by the Giants' placekicking unit as Aldrick Rosas missed an extra-point for the third week in a row and a bad snap forced a desperation heave to the end zone that was stopped by Brian Poole.

Their own kicking game also had a failure as Sam Ficken hooked a 54-yarder, but he later made a 53-yarder - a career-long - as well as one other field goal and four successful extra points. He also fared well on kickoffs with five touchbacks and two returns that were both stopped inside the 20.

Punter Lachlan Edwards had another solid but unspectacular performance. His five punts only saw one short return with two punts of over 50 yards and a net average of 44 yards despite a bad bounce on one.

Ryan Griffin allowed some pressure on one of the successful Ficken kicks, while Brandon Copeland allowed a stunt to get through for pressure on a punt.

Kick coverage - Farley decent

Matthias Farley was credited with two of the Jets' three special teams tackles on the day, including a nice open field tackle on Golden Tate in the last minute.

The other was credited to Luvu after a play where several Jets rallied to the ball with Luvu, Montgomery and Tarell Basham all initially failing to bring the return man down.

While neither was credited with a special teams tackle, both Josh Adams and Harvey Langi were in on one each.

Vyncint Smith had one good play from the gunner position where he beat his man to force a fair catch and long snapper Thomas Hennessy got downfield to down an Edwards punt.

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.