New York Jets offensive coordinator takes blame for timeout call that negated tying touchdown

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Mornhinweg said Monday that he tried to get coach Rex Ryan's attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with just over 5 minutes remaining because he saw something he didn't like. Mornhinweg adds that as he tried to communicate with Ryan, he realized quarterback Geno Smith had fixed the issue — and he no longer wanted the timeout.

But defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, seeing a frantic Mornhinweg, leaned over to the official in front of him and yelled for the timeout. It was granted — negating Jeremy Kerley's leaping touchdown catch. Mornhinweg says Richardson was "only trying to help."