Randy Moss made a terrific one-handed catch over Darrelle Revis in the Jets' 28-14 win over the Patriots in Week 2. And Revis said after the game the play was his fault because Moss beat him.
But Jets safety Jim Leonhard cleared up the matter once and for all and said that Revis should have had deep help from a safety on the play. And Leonard wasn't the safety who was supposed to be there, even though it looked on the replay like he was the culprit.
"We were scrambling, and we basically voided the middle of the field," Leonhard said. "We should have had a post safety. You got a guy catching the ball between the hashes, you're supposed to have a post safety. That’s not on Darrelle. You're expecting a [safety] to be there. It’s a thing where there’s nobody else in the picture, so it looks like Darrelle blew a coverage and just got beat. But it wasn’t his fault, and we know that as a team."
I asked Leonhard if he was the post safety on the play, and he said he wasn't. Leonhard was covering a tight end on the play. Eric Smith was the safety who should have provided deep help, but he didn't get back in time.
Leonhard said the Jets are no longer having communication problems that led to the Moss touchdown.
"It was a touchdown, and we didn't execute, but we got some things cleared up," he said. "We’re playing a lot better now."