No one had a better view of the Jets’ blocked punt on Sunday night, or worse depending on how you look at, than did Cowboys’ rookie linebacker Alex Albright. The Jets’ Joe McKnight burst through a seam in the line between Albright and reserve tight end John Phillips, giving him a direct route to Mat McBriar.
You know the rest: McKnight got a hand on the punt as it left McBriar’s foot; New York’s Isaiah Trufant snagged the ball as it bounced off the turf and ran it in for a game-tying touchdown.
"It was a little bit of miscommunication between a couple of guys,” Albright said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It's not one guy's fault. I could have been bigger in the gap to help those guys out. I think we just need to take advantage more of practice a little bit. We have a lot of opportunities to get things right. When it comes to the game, we have to show up."
According to Albright, the Jets rushed two men in that particular gap--he blocked one. The other, of course, was McKnight.
"I was hopping out on my guy. My guy kind of stood there and I tried to help out a little bit," Albright said. "Unfortunately I heard that duh dunk dunk, that ball hitting twice. It's the worst sound you can hear. They just came out on top on that one. We just dropped the ball as a unit."
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