Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jeremy Kerley wishes he could have last play back


New York Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley hauled in seven passes for 81 yards and a touchdown Monday night. He feels he left one more out there on the field.

Kerley came down with a last-chance, fourth-down throw from Geno Smith in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears, though he landed out of the back of the end zone. The Jets went on to lose, 27-19.

While Smith admittedly rushed the throw with bad timing, Kerley put the play on himself.

"I take it upon myself,” Kerley said, via NewYorkJets.com. “I should have just stopped and went up. That’s what I had in my head. Like I said, we have to capitalize when the opportunity presents itself.

"... I feel like I should have stopped and made that play in the end zone, but I didn’t. It’s something that’ll eat at me for a little bit, but I’ll put it in the back of my head and move on.”

Despite what he says, there's plenty of blame to go around, Kerley doesn't deserve much of it--if any at all. His quarterback, however, does.

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