Jets QB Josh McCown could barely talk about the interception he threw that set up the Dolphins game-winning field goal in the team's 31-28 loss on Sunday.
After blowing a two-touchdown lead, the Jets had the ball at their own 15-yard line with 47 seconds and three timeouts in their pocket. But on the very first play of a potential game-winning drive, McCown made a very costly mistake. And he knew it was going to happen before he even released the ball.
"It was one of those where I tried to stop as I was throwing because I saw [CB Bobby McCain] late," McCown told Newsday's Bob Glauber. "So I didn't get enough on the ball."
McCown saw McCain hovering around WR Jermaine Kearse on a route near the sideline, and as the 38-year-old didn't fully commit on the throw, it didn't have enough zip to get through the tight coverage.
After the game, McCown didn't want to get into it as the play was still fresh in his mind.
"I don't even want to think about it," he said. "Man, it makes you sick. It's something that can't happen."
The Dolphins would set up a 39-yard field goal from K Cody Parkey to ice their fourth-quarter comeback, 31-28, in Miami. It was the second straight week the Jets got off to a hot start, but couldn't finish in the end.
McCown had enough time and timeouts to make it down the field, but he -- literally -- threw it all away.
"A minute left, three timeouts, the coach asks you to win the ballgame," McCown said. "That's what you want to do in this league as a quarterback."
"To go out there and have that happen, as professionals, as quarterbacks, there's not a lot of worse feelings than that for me."
Before the Dolphins' comeback, McCown had the Jets offense rolling. He wasn't afraid to air it out hitting WR Robby Anderson on an 18-yard touchdown and Kearse on a 29-yard score. He also rushed for a one-yard touchdown.
At the end of the day, though, a win is what McCown is looking for each week. He may be disappointed by the result, but he knows he will have to put that behind him as the Jets looked forward to a matchup with the Falcons in Week 8.
"I'm very disappointed, and I will be for the next 24 hours," McCown said. "But when we start turning on that tape for Atlanta, we're moving on, and I'm moving on, and I'll be excited. Can't wait to kick the ball off Sunday."
McCown finished the game going 17-for-27 for 209 yards with four total touchdowns. It was the first time a Jets quarterback had three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown since 1960.