"I knew it was a fumble, and it should've been a touchdown," Davis said, according to ESPN.com. "I talked to a couple of refs before today. They're supposed to let that play stay open. They're taught to call that a fumble because you can always review it. If you blow it dead, the play dies there. That came back to bite us in the butt, but we didn't have the best officiating in this game. That's not an excuse. We know we have to play better."
"I'll let you guys figure out how frustrating that is," Ryan said of the play.
NFL's vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Total Access on Tuesday that the play was a fumble but could not be overturned because the whistle had blown the play dead.
"Players stopped, you can't go back, you can't assume that he would have scored," Blandino explained. "He would have here, but we've got to look at overall, these types of plays, when the referee blows the whistle or any official blows the whistle, it's dead and we can't allow an advance."
"What else is new?" he said. "It seems like we're playing against two teams out there sometimes."
That's not a sentiment that will earn much sympathy in the NFL, but there's no denying the Jets had just cause for frustration. Expect this to come up when Dean Blandino pops up on NFL Total Access later today.