VIDEO: New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez Makes a Mistake, Calls Timeout with Time Left on Play Clock
Jets QB Mark Sanchez has been criticized for his in-game decision making many times in his three-year career.
Whether it's throwing into coverage, holding on to the football too long, or failing to read defenses, Sanchez has had his struggles.
But in tonight's game, it was something different. He committed a mental error, one that would prevent the Jets from taking a lead into halftime.
With under two minutes remaining in the first half, the Jets were driving and looking to take the lead for the first time in Sunday's game. The Jets broke their huddle with 90 seconds left in the half, and the clock was running. But Sanchez didn't like what he saw, so he called timeout.
Yet there was still almost 30 seconds remaining on the play clock! Sanchez made a rookie-type mistake and failed to let the time run down before he signaled for a timeout.
Head coach Rex Ryan was not happy, in fact, he was furious.
Watch the video to see how furious he was.
The end result was a Patriots' touchdown with roughly 20 seconds remaining in the first half, allowing them to take a 13-9 lead into halftime and swipe the momentum right back from Gang Green.
If the Jets are going to mount another run to the AFC Championship, Sanchez must use his head at all times and not allow slip-ups like this to happen. This is a mistake that few quarterbacks in the NFL make.
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