Tight end Dustin Keller is having a career year. The favorite target of quarterback Mark Sanchez, Keller is the Jets’ top receiver, both in overall yardage (574) and in yards per game (52.2). And with five games left to play, it seems almost certain that Keller will top his previous career-high total of 687 yards, set in 2010.
According to Metro, much of Keller’s success could be attributed to the role Tom Moore has played as offensive consultant this year. Moore’s brought his “tight-end friendly” perspective to the team, and it has shown in practice and in games:
“Normally when you’re coaching up on your guys, things you talk about is route depth, where your quarterback expects you to be. He kind of will go more into detail in how you want to set your defender up, if he’s doing this, you want to recognize it, how you want to set it up to break this out,” Keller told Metro. “He’s been great with that as far as the small things that it takes a long time for a receiver to develop.”