Jets backup QB McElroy talks about team’s ‘corrupt mindset’ - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
With all the talk in and out of the New York Jets' locker room — of Rex Ryan losing the team, ofSantonio Holmeshttp://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7774/news sulking and giving less than his best, of Mark Sanchezhttp://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/9269/news being far less than the team expected, and of the front office's personnel decisions falling short — it wasn't until a rookie backup quarterback who was hurt all season and didn't even play in the regular season opened his mouth that we got a real sense of just how dysfunctional the Jets organization has become.Former Alabama standout Greg McElroyhttp://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/24995/news told Birmingham's 97.3 The Zone just what went on in the Jets' utter disappointment of the 2011 season, and it's safe to say that all heck will break loose when McElroy's comments hit home.
"It's definitely not a fun place to be, I can assure you,"McElroy said. "It's the first time I've ever been around extremely selfish individuals, and I think that's maybe the nature of the NFL. But there were people within our locker room that didn't care whether we won or lost, as long as they got their ... they really had good games individually. That's the disappointing thing, and it's going to take a lot to kind of come together."
McElroy was placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury before the season began, but he was in meetings all season and saw everything that went on. You could argue that McElroy was just a scrub, but in a way, that gives his testimony even more weight -- he has no equity in that team. He's a seventh-round pick and an easy cut if the Jets want to do that. Still, he felt compelled to talk about what he saw.