Dolphins special teams coach sees absolutely nothing funny about the butt punt

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The Dolphins have been the butts of many jokes in the last couple days after punter Thomas Morstead kicked a ball directly into teammate Trent Sherfield’s backside late in Sunday’s game against the Bills. Despite handing the Bills two points with a safety, the Dolphins won, and that means Dolphins fans can laugh along at those jokes.

But Dolphins special teams coach Danny Crossman doesn’t see anything funny about the situation.

Asked today if he can find anything amusing about it two days later because the Dolphins won the game, Crossman said he can’t laugh about it now and he never will.

Absolutely zero amusement and a 100 percent critical mistake that has an opportunity to possibly lose a game. It never will get a smile from me,” Crossman said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

That’s not a surprising stance from a coach, who demands attention to detail on every play and didn’t get it there.

Crossman also made clear that he saw nothing beneficial about the safety, even though the subsequent free kick gave the Bills worse field position than they would have had on a punt. Crossman said the Dolphins gave no thought to takin an intentional safety in that situation.

22 responses to “Dolphins special teams coach sees absolutely nothing funny about the butt punt

  1. Leon Lett’s famous Thanksgiving Day debacle was against the Dolphins

    to this day, few people that laugh at Lett/Dallas realize that was the last game Dallas lost on the way to a championship that season- and the team credits that heart breaking loss as one of the factors in sharpening their edge going into crunch time in the season

  2. Dolphin special teams have not been good, gave up a kickoff return and too much return yardage so far this season.

    The butt punt can be excused somewhat since they had only 10 yards and not the usual 15 from the line of scrimmage.

  3. Everything going wrong for the Bills. The butt punt is what WON them the game… The safety saved the game for them…
    If Allen would have received an end zone punt rather than a 20 yard line punt, game over.

  4. It’s an all time classic! Not quite Buttfumble Sanchez level, but a real doozy that would have been at the top of the list for a football folly video back in the 80s.

    Hilariously mortifying. It looks worse in those white panties, too, with the pink/orange and aqua colors.

  5. As a due hard Dolphins fan, should never have happened. As a human being, I died laughing the more I looked at it after the win

  6. That entire play sequence should be looked at a lot closer. Once the bills used their time outs, what did Miami do? They dialed up a pass play from their own one with 1:40 left on the clock, and of course it fell incomplete…

    They should have simply called another run there and took 45 seconds off the clock. In all seriousness, a strategic safety (which was honestly what I thought they did since I was keeping an eye on it on gameday) could have taken another 10 or seconds off the clock before the kick. Now I agree that a strategic safety might not have been as smart move, but punting that deep in the EZ is always a risk.

    It was bad play calling and execution all around.

  7. Trent Green calling for an intentional safety was beyond ludicrous…. that safety took Buffalo from needing a TD to win to being able to win with a FG.

  8. You take an intentional safety if there was maybe under 30 seconds left. It’s absolutely a monstrous failure how Buffalo wasted all the time they had for a FG…

  9. Sanchez tweeted about the Butt Punt: Hey, stay out of my lane! Maybe it takes that many years for somebody involved to have a sense of humor about it.

  10. Everything going wrong for the Bills. The butt punt is what WON them the game… The safety saved the game for them…
    If Allen would have received an end zone punt rather than a 20 yard line punt, game over.
    ——————————————
    I thought the heat was what won the game for Miami

  11. I talked with my sons before the punt and thought a safety made more sense than trying to punt without enough distance as they were up by 4. If the punt is blocked and recovered by the other team it counts as a touchdown. Worst possible outcome. I was right.

  12. Ive seen the pictures…. that ball will still be lodged up there when the Dolphins play tomorrow night. Its probably a few week procedure.

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