HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., OCT. 26 -- Joe Walton admitted today that some of his play-calling might not have been sharp in the New York Jets' 17-16 loss to the Redskins Sunday in Washington.
"I possibly could have been better, I guess," Walton said when asked about his play-calling, particularly in the fourth quarter, when the Jets were ahead, 16-7, and had the ball in Redskins' territory.
Once, following a 45-yard punt return by JoJo Townsell, New York had the ball at Washington's 11. The Jets gained six yards in three running plays and kicked a field goal.
After Washington closed to 16-14, Townsell returned the ensuing kickoff 57 yards to the Redskins 44. An 11-yard pass to Johnny Hector got the Jets to the 33. Ken O'Brien then was sacked for a nine-yard loss and threw an incompletion.
At that point, Walton called a play and there was some confusion. O'Brien used a timeout, one the Jets needed in the final minute as they tried to drive for a field goal.
"We had the wrong formation, the wrong people on the field for it," Walton said. "I called the wrong formation."