It will go down as one of the craziest plays in Jets history … and that is saying something.
Jevon Holland’s 99-yard interception return of Tim Boyle’s Hail Mary pass just before halftime to give the Dolphins a 17-6 lead was a play that will be replayed for a long time.
A day after, Jets coach Robert Saleh gave his breakdown of what could have done better on the play.
“From an execution standpoint, there’s a lot of things,” Saleh said. “Whether you can say the quarterback could have held onto it a tick longer to give his guys a chance to get down there, whether he could have put a little more air on it to give his guys a chance to get down there.
“We had [Jason] Brownlee who got pretty much tackled at the goal line, but the refs aren’t going to call that, so you’re going to go into the mindset to be a big boy down there, which is a learning experience for him. It’s basically a wrestling match in the end zone, and then from there you have to have effort to get the ball down.
Robert Saleh said the Jets’ could have done a few things that would have stopped Jevon Holland from returning Tim Boyle’s Hail Marry pass 99 yards for a pick-six touchdown.Robert Sabo for NY Post
A dejected Robert Saleh walks off the field after the Jets’ 34-13 loss to the Dolphins.Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post
“We had the same experience last week, we intercepted Buffalo’s Hail Mary and obviously weren’t as fortunate to get the ball to the end zone, but the last thing you’re thinking is that you’re going to have a return for a touchdown. You seize momentum with two interceptions and you’re trying to go get some points in a half that’s kind of been non-existent. Just a very unfortunate event that took place.”