MMQB Mailbag: Sanchez's troubling performance; Chiefs' savvy drafting
Recapping: Fourth-and-10, Jets' 31, Jets down 10-9, 41 seconds left, last gasp. Sanchez threw an out route to Keller near the right sideline, and instead of diving or reaching for the orange marker at the sideline, he stepped out of bounds a foot in front of it. You've got to do anything to get to that marker -- dive, stick the football out, anything.
I heard the Jets' radio replay of the play this morning on our Sirius Radio show. "Dustin Keller was wide open and stepped out of bounds a foot shy of the first down!'' said Jets play-by-play man
• BLAME THE TEAM, NOT ALEX BARRON.
Agreed. Barron should have some help on that play. That's the coaches' fault. But when your first move is to reach up and grab a guy by the neck on the crucial snap of the game -- that's Barron's fault.
• THIS ACTUALLY IS NOT A DUMB IDEA.
I keep trying to think of reasons why this is a stupid idea. And I have come to the conclusion that I can't. It's at least an interesting idea to think about and discuss internally as an organization.
• WHAT A CONCEPT! MMQB-TV.
Thanks. Now that SI.com has the idea from you, I'm sure I'll be hearing about it. We'll see.
• THE TEXANS SHOULD BE HIGH AS KITES.
The Patriots aren't trading Mankins -- I don't think, at least not until the mid-October trading deadline. Re: the Texans, they have a very manageable schedule pre-bye (at Washington, Dallas, at Oakland, Giants, Kansas City) and then 13 days to prepare for the second game against the Colts. They won't have any excuses about the schedule, that's for sure.
• TOUGH NIGHT FOR DALLAS.
A little overrated entering the season, hurting on the offensive line, and the coaches didn't have a good day Sunday. I'll tell you one thing: I have no idea what kind of game plan entering any Dallas game has
• THE BETTIS CANDIDACY.
Good question. The problem for Bettis will be that he'll be up against two other backs with deserving resumes --