Will Dustin Keller Rejoin the Passing Game?

Remember that tight end who causes matchup problems the Jets have? His name is Dustin Keller. He got off to a hot start. He was an afterthought in last week's passing attack. Keller was targeted only twice against New England. One would think the Jets would have tried to get him involved against what was the least effective pass defense in the league. Perhaps that will change against the Dolphins.

Keller has posted some big games against the Dolphins in the past. According to Football Outsiders, this year the Dolphins allow 78 passing yards per game against opposing tight ends. That is most in the league. The issue stems from having a pair of safeties in Reshad Jones and Yeremiah Bell who both struggle in coverage. They both seem like strong safety type better at playing the run than the pass. (Sound familiar?)

Miami brought in Kevin Burnett to pair in the middle of their 3-4 defense with Karlos Dansby as a cover linebacker, but he has allowed 9 completions the past 2 games for 138 yards. The linebackers on Miami do not seem to do a good job jamming tight ends off the line, which leads to problems.

Keller should be an offensive focus. Given the offensive plans we have seen lately, whether he will be is anybody's guess.

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