Early in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 32-3 victory against Jacksonville, quarterback Mark Sanchez attempted his final pass of the afternoon — and on his follow-through, crashed his right arm into defensive lineman Matt Roth’s helmet. Sanchez said that kind of impact is “always scary” but maintained that he was fine and did not need X-Rays.
Nonetheless, coach Rex Ryan took responsibility for the incident, explaining that he had Sanchez pass on that play in an attempt to get Plaxico Burress his first catch of the day. “That was my fault,” Ryan said. “I was trying to get Plax a catch. (Sanchez) got hit. He’s fine, but he took a big hit, that’s for sure. That’s my responsibility.”