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.

Tags: Greg Mcelroy New York Jets

  • matr dontelli iii

    it would be bad enough if a different position player talked like that. spaghetti-armed mcelroy is behind mark on the depth chart and not getting any attention at otas, from what we’ve been told. he could potentially gain playing time by ripping mark. he’s been largely unable to get on the field by merit, so now he’s trying by demerit. bad mouthing mark is like a last ditch effort to get paying time. this is shades of neil o’donnell. they could not possibly cut this guy fast enough to suit me. he may have written his ticket right out of the league. nice job by both you guys in picking this up. i haven’t seen this point of view elsewhere.

    • TheJetPress

      Thaksk matr. I like to think that Craig and Rex would not hallow him cake a quarterback in this group early. Keeping this qb interested will keep us all

      • matr dontelli iii

        ummm, i’m having trouble understanding this one.

        • Craig Hoffman

          I think he meant Idzik and Rex because as much as I want to I have no say in Jets personnel. I think he is saying that cutting him is the right thing to do and if we keep him his antics will keep us all frustrated.

        • TheJetPress

          sorry Matr, was half asleep when I wrote this…I was actually trying to write that I like that Craig and I can think outside the box and give you a new perspective. don’t know how that came out lol

  • disqus_Wnk2eUqyrx

    Jets please cut McElroy so he can be free of such a crap team, and get a chance to play for a real club. He has clearly been the best qb on the roster since the preseason after he was drafted.

    • matr dontelli iii

      hey alan! check it out! greg found your site!

      • Craig Hoffman

        The grass is always greener with another organization until he gets there and has to perform. There is no organization that would sign McElroy as a starter and few that would sign him as a primary backup.

        • matr dontelli iii

          That’s just another one who got lost on his way to the espn site

  • Tyler Cary

    The entire Jets organization has received the code name “Deep Throat,” but as a reference to their ability to play football.

    • Frank Antonelli

      Troll alert.

      • matr dontelli iii

        i was gonna say, ‘moderator! it looks like someone got lost on their way to the espn site.’

  • Dustin Schrank

    It totally makes sense given his history, anybody that knows me knows I hate Mark Sanchez, but your not hurting Mark its hurting the team…..time to go Greg. we need to bring in another Veteran QB if one is available. I wish Garrad would comeback as QB assistant coach and mentor Smith.

    • TheJetPress

      Great debating everyone. I agree that it is time for McElroy to go at thispoint.

  • Paul Newbold

    In this league, on this team, you are calling for a guy’s head because he leaks something to the press without putting his name on it?? You guys have got to be kidding me! From the GM’s to the rookies, they all do it! The NFL is more about PR anymore then it is about scoring! Stories are leaked daily! Ask any sports writer in the country! If this is about ethics, then the story shouldn’t have been printed in the first place! I could care less whether McElroy gets cut or not, but to hang him for your suspicions is just unfair!

    • TheJetPress

      I hear you Paul, I really didn’t hang him for my suspicisions. I say you hang him if my suspicions are correct.