Analyzing the interception thrown by New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown against Miami, we learn it wasn’t just the quarterback’s fault.
We all moaned and groaned as New York Jets fans when Josh McCown threw that interception that essentially gave the Dolphins the victory. For most of the game, McCown was efficient, showing why he brought the second highest completion percentage in the league into the game. He has spent most of the year not getting in the way. McCown had not been spectacular but not terrible either.
But the interceptions have continued. He has thrown at least one interception in every game except for two. The pick he threw late in the Dolphins game, however, may have been the worst yet. It was a play that just couldn’t happen. It was the worst possible scenario and it was exactly what happened. For the first time this season, McCown put them in position to lose.
So I decided to go back into the film and take another look at this play. It was bad, and it was bad from the start. McCown has to make a better decision. But it wasn’t all on him. Despite the fact that coach Todd Bowles said that the play result was the same as if a back had fumbled, it wasn’t. The film doesn’t lie, and the film says it was a bad idea. Let’s break it down on the next page.
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