With the Jets ahead by 25 points.
On a fourth-and-4.
Disaster nearly struck, as Sanchez was sacked by Chiefs LB Tamba Hali. Sanchez was slow to get up, no doubt causing hearts at MetLife Stadium - and on the Jets' sideline -- to skip a beat.
"That was my call," Ryan said after the Jets' 37-10 win.
Ryan explained why he made the decision, but it made no sense. He said he wanted to "run the clock out and get the game over. I thought we had a chance to convert on it. Obviously, you go back on it and wish you would have just punted it or tried a long field goal."
You think? There were more than 11 minutes to play, so there was no way they were going to run out the clock. And as we said earlier, they were up by 25 points.
But Ryan had a Bill Belichick moment, trying a fourth-down pass in a blowout game. It wasn't the first time that he put Sanchez in harm's way. Late in a Week 2 rout of the Jaguars, Sanchez got crushed on a fade pass to WR Plaxico Burress. Ryan later admitted he did it because Burress hadn't caught a pass in the game.
One of these days ...
When I saw Mark laying there on the ground after Hali speared him I turned the channel.
Rex is so use to playing from behind this team didn't know how to play with a commanding lead. Rex was lost.