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May 22, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy throws a pass during organized team activities at the New York Jets training facility. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Is New York Jets' QB Greg McElroy "Deep Throat 2"? Then He Must Go

I don’t normally do this, but our new writer, Craig Hoffman, brought up such a good point, I thought it was worth throwing in my opinions about.

Take a look at Craig’s post from earlier today about third string quarterback Greg McElroy, and his belief that McElroy is the anonymous source.

Hoffman does great work here.  Take a look at his timeline in his article, of the day’s events leading up to the story of the “Anonymous Source” on Mark Sanchez.  Sometimes it’s hard to put a lot of stock in “circumstantial evidence”, but when you really look at what Craig gives you here, there isn’t another conclusion to draw.

Add that to the fact that this isn’t the first time McElroy has been caught talking about the inner sanctum that is the Jets.  Remember?  Following the 2011 season, he had some things to say, putting his name to them, about the dynamic of the locker room.  The Jets’ brass was so annoyed, if you remember, that a lot of us wondered if he would be back for 2013.

Would it be any surprise that someone who likes to talk, would go “anonymous” to try to protect his identity, and therefore, his role with the team?  Put this together with Craig’s evidence, and you can come to one conclusion only.

That along with Mike Pettine, Greg McElroy is “Deep Throat 2″.  Furthermore, if that is the case, the Jets need to rid McElroy from this locker room and they need to do it fast.

The Jets don’t need any “bad seeds” in their locker room.  It’s a new era with John Idzik, and it’s an era where the Jets are tightening ship.  The leaks have stopped in the from the front office.  The players need to stop as well.  The organization needs to be on the same page in how it presents itself to the country at large.  Otherwise, they will never shed that “circus” label.

Furthermore, anonymous sources take away from the concept of a “team”.  If you are going to have a team that goes to war from one another, they must have the confidence that each person has the other’s back.  If someone is going to the press and making comments, you start to break those bonds.  You start to wonder, “who is it?”  You think about, “Who doesn’t have my back?”  If you are looking over your shoulder, you don’t have the trust needed to perform as a team.  The result?  Well, it’s not a Super Bowl, that’s for sure.

So, if Craig is right, and McElroy is the guilty one, he must go, and he must go quickly.  Keeping him around could cause much more harm than good if not.

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