Some good information on the fake punt from Bellore’s perspective in Metro.
Bellore said that the pass “seemed like it was in slow motion” and admits that because no one was around him, he was afraid he might drop it. He kept the possibilities of being involved in the trick play under wraps, even with his family.
“[I] thought about telling my dad, but I decided he could see it and be surprised from the stands,” Bellore said.
One person who was tipped off about it was Jets owner Woody Johnson.
“Woody before the game said ‘Can Bellore catch?’ I said ‘Oh yeah, absolutely’ and I’m thinking ‘Oh please catch it,’” head coach Rex Ryan said. “He did a great job [but] we have to work on his moves. That little head fake — [his] body stayed in the same direction. We have to work on that.”
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comIt was great to see the Jets pull another fake punt out of the hat in this game. Opponents are going to have to start playing for the fake much more, but that will leave them exposed in other ways that the Jets might try to take advantage of. As far as Bellore, it’s a good thing he saw time as a fullback in practice this summer, those drills in camp probably helped with that reception yesterday!