Jeremy Kerley didn’t supply excuses, and he didn’t attempt to diminish the importance of his blunder.
“Hell yeah, it undoubtedly shifted momentum,” he stated of his pricey muffed punt halfway by means of the fourth quarter.
The usually positive-handed broad receiver owned the miscue, which might flip a two-level deficit into 5, forcing the scuffling Jets offense to wish a landing to go forward quite than a area objective. They didn’t come shut, choosing up simply two first downs over their last two drives in a 25-20 loss to the Falcons at wet MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The Jets, trailing 22-20 on the time, had simply pressured a 3-and-out. Punter Matt Bosher bombed a fifty three-yard kick. It stunned Kerley, the ball crusing on him. He tried to make the over-the-shoulder seize as he backpedaled and spun round, nevertheless it bounced out and in of his arms. It was recovered by Kemal Ishmael on the thirteen-yard line with 6:fifty three left within the fourth quarter. The Jets did nicely to carry the Falcons to a area objective, however the offense couldn’t rally for the go-forward rating.
“On the finish of the day, making an attempt to catch the ball and make a play,” Kerley stated. “If I can have it again, [I’d probably let it go]. I’m all the time making an attempt to make a play. It simply occurred I put the workforce in a nasty state of affairs.”
Paradoxically, Kerley regained his previous job of punt returner in Week three after Kalif Raymond was waived following an enormous muffed punt in Week 2 towards the Raiders. Kerley has performed properly for the Jets in his second go-round with the workforce, with 21 receptions for 210 yards and a landing. Sunday was totally different. He was focused simply 3 times and caught one move for 7 yards towards the Falcons. Then there was the muff.
“On the finish of the day, it sucks, however it’s not going to remove from how I play,” he stated.