Sunday, January 1, 2012
Dolphins-Jets halftime notes
By James Walker
MIAMI -- The New York Jets lead the Miami Dolphins 10-6 at intermission.
Here are some notes at halftime:
- This was an ugly first half between two AFC East rivals. There were seven penalties total, including four false starts by the much-maligned Jets offensive line. But this game is being played at the Jets' tempo, which is plodding and not pretty.
- Matt Moore is not looking like the Dolphins' long-term solution at quarterback. He threw two bad picks in the first half and hasn't been able to move Miami's offense. Moore has filled in well most weeks. But he's not good enough to take the Dolphins to the next level.
- Jets rookie receiver Jeremy Kerley is making an impact in this game. He accounted for a long pass and reception in the first half. Kerley threw a 41-yard pass to tight end Matthew Mulligan on a trick play in the first quarter. Kerley also caught a nice sideline pass for 30 yards from Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
- Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby suffered a groin injury in the first half and hasn't come back in the game. His return is questionable.
- After a long drought, cornerback Antonio Cromartie made a big play for the Jets in the second quarter. Cromartie picked off a Moore pass on a great jump ball. The Jets needed more plays like that from Cromartie this season. It was his first pick since Oct. 9.