A missed opportunity to block a punt was not the reason the Oakland Raiders lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but you can’t tell that to Rock Cartwright.
Cartwright had a clear shot to block a Brandon Fields punt in the fourth quarter, but wasn’t able to get his hands on the ball.
He was nearly in tears following the game.
“I put this game on me because a blocked punt changes the whole momentum of the game and gives us momentum,” Cartwright said, per Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. “I wasn’t accountable to my teammates to today. I just feel I let the team down. Let the special teams coach down. They put a lot of trust in me. So put this one on me.”