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Jets Q&A: Feely kicking himself over two missed field goals

Kicker Jay Feely #3 of the New York

Kicker Jay Feely #3 of the New York Jets reacts to a field goal during the third quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts. (January 24, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

Jay Feely has been one of the Jets' most reliable players this season. So what happened on those failed field-goal attempts from 44 and 52 yards out?

He offered up no excuses, even though Rex Ryan said he thought the snap on one was a bit high. Feely said he had been making them from 60 yards in pregame warm-ups and should've made both.

"I'm surprised whenever I miss, especially when you are inside and there's no elements," said a visibly disappointed Feely, who connected on a 48-yarder in the second quarter. "We knew how critical points were going to be in this game and you've got to take advantage. It was tough because it was the first drive [of the half] both times and it took away momentum."

Dustin Keller had to be playing with a heavy heart after losing his uncle Tony earlier in the week. How did the Indianapolis native hold up?

Keller said he had 35 people in attendance and they had to be pleased to see him finish with 63 yards and a touchdown on six receptions. But he obviously still was somewhat down.

"It was tough," he said. "I was happy that I got so many of them to come out for the game, kind of give them something to get their minds kind of off the loss of my uncle Tony. I wish we could have came out with a victory and got it for him, but nothing you can do now."

Why was Rex Ryan so upset after the second play of the Jets' second drive after halftime?

Ryan was incensed that referee Tony Corrente, who goofed during the coin toss and called the Jets the "New York Giants," didn't throw a flag on Melvin Bullitt. The defensive back clobbered Mark Sanchez well after a simple handoff to Thomas Jones that gained 5 yards. Instead, holding was called on reserve offensive lineman Wayne Hunter.

"What happened is they hit my quarterback. It was a cheap shot," Ryan said. "I don't think it was intentional by any stretch of the imagination, but clearly the ball was gone. The guy hit us right in the back, full speed with his helmet right in the back on a running play.

"I think if we would have done that, there might have been some real issues there. They might have ran me out of this stadium. It was something I wasn't really pleased with."

Braylon Edwards is someone the Jets will have to make a decision on this offseason. Newsday reported that the Jets will tender him at first- and third-round picks. Does he think he'll be back?

"I do. I don't feel as they will let me go," Edwards said. "I feel as though they traded some things that were high priority for them to get me in this situation. I feel like I gave everything I had to this team this year. We had some ups and some downs, but I feel the ups outweighed the downs. I definitely would love to play here again. If it's not in the cards, it's not in the cards. I would like to be here again."

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