GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Jets committed 10 accepted penalties for 83 yards in Monday night’s 28-3 loss to the Cardinals, eight of them in the first half alone.
So it was a team effort.
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But no one was guiltier than cornerback Buster Skrine, who was charged with four, one a questionable pass-interference call that cost the Jets 19 key yards when the game still was within reach.
Coach Todd Bowles eventually benched Skrine in favor of Darryl Roberts.
“Questionable or not, four penalties are four penalties,” Bowles said. “He had a bad game. He’s got to be better with his hands. We can’t play like that and he can’t play like that if he’s going to have penalties and get handsy like that.”
Skrine was called for holding on consecutive plays in the first quarter, one of which the Cardinals declined. The pass-interference call came in the second quarter and helped set up the Cardinals’ second touchdown.
Skrine was called for yet another holding penalty in the third quarter, but the Cardinals declined it.
Asked if he might make a more permanent change at that position, Bowles said: “I’ll look at the film and see. You know, Roberts got a penalty as well. So it’s not like he was unharmed or unscathed in the situation.”