FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Special-teams coordinator Brant Boyer understood why the Bills were upset by the block Jets lineman Henry Anderson put on kicker Steven Hauschka on Sunday.
The Jets blocked a field-goal attempt just before halftime, and Rontez Miles picked the ball up and ran with it. Anderson leveled Hauschka as he started making his way toward the sideline in case he needed to make a tackle. Hauschka wasn’t looking when Anderson drilled him from the side on the left shoulder.
No penalty was called. Boyer said he went over to Hauschka to check how he was and later sent a message to Bills special-teams coach Danny Crossman. Bills coach Sean McDermott called it a dirty play.
“I’d be mad too, if I was him, to be honest with you,” Boyer said. “If they hit my kicker like that, I’d be pretty upset. Do I think it was a dirty play? No. I think it was borderline.”
Boyer said it’s a fine line because Hauschka was looking to make a play and Anderson wanted to make sure he didn’t let him. Boyer also said if his players don’t give full effort, they hear from him during the next film session.
“You should play as hard as you can on every snap,” Boyer said. “If he’s near the ball and he’s going for a tackle, then he’s got to be blocked. If not, he saves a possible touchdown.
“But I do think that [Anderson] should have gotten maybe his head in front, and he could have been a little easier on him, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t want my kicker to be hit like that, either.”
Notes & quotes: WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day. Todd Bowles said it’s not the same ankle that has hampered Enunwa this season ... TE Chris Herndon was excused from practice for personal reasons. Bowles said he expected Herndon to play Saturday against the Texans.