Dan Carpenter — B+
Carpenter went 2/2 on field goals including a 52-yard field goal in the third quarter. Much like the last couple of seasons he was Miami's offense, only there were no fist pumps to be had. On kickoffs he managed to force touchbacks on two of his kickoffs, while another one was fielded at the Atlanta two-yard line (and ran back 40 yards).
Brandon Fields — A++
Nothing negative can be said about Brandon Fields' performance. His seven punts (way too many punts, but then again one punt is one too many) totaled 338 yards and averaged 48.3 yards per kick, with his longest being a 58 yard punt.
Marcus Thigpen — B+
The fact that Lamar Miller hasn't fielded any punts or kickoffs during the preseason tells me that Miami plans on using him primarily on offense as a receiver or to give Reggie Bush a break (you can't keep a weapon like that on the shelf and with the logjam at running back, it would only make sense to use him as a return-man for this season).
Thigpen is a suitable returnman, but not too flashy, in much the same vein as Davone Bess. He doesn't seem like the type to give you any Devin Hester-esque runs (again, Lamar Miller would do that), but he keeps control of the ball.
His stats show four kick returns for a total of 75 yards and a long of 26 (and one punt return for eight yards while his other punt returns were either not fielded or fair-caught), but he did make a savvy play on one Atlanta kickoff in the third quarter when he caught the ball with one foot out of bounds.
This placed the ball at the Miami 40-yard line and would lead to a 52 yard Dan Carpenter field goal.