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Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt considered a quarterback change before sticking with the struggling Ryan Lindley.
The argument for a switch - as the New York Jets did with Mark Sanchez - was compelling during the Cardinals 7-6 loss on Sunday, their eighth straight defeat.
Lindley had a miserable game: 10 for 31 for only 72 yards, one interception and a dismal 28.0 quarterback rating.
''We talked about it,'' said Whisenhunt. ''As the head coach, you have to make those decisions. You always do what you think gives you the best chance. That's what we did.''
Whisenhunt deflected some of the blame from the quarterback to receivers running incorrect routes. In the final analysis, Lindley needed to make some plays for the Cardinals (4-8) to finally get a win.
''He's got to throw the ball better in situations than he did,'' Whisenhunt said.
''I missed some throws,'' he said. ''You c...
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After throwing three interceptions on 21 attempts with zero touchdowns and a fan base that has totally come down on him, the Jets finally pulled Mark Sanchez in favor of second year QB Greg McElroy. And in the very short time McElroy was given to prove himself running the Jets offense, the young QB out [...]
Mark Sanchez has been replaced as Jets quarterback by third-stringer Greg McElroy in the third quarter after another miserable performance by the New York starter.
Sanchez was 10 for 21 for 97 yards and three interceptions when he left with 4:48 left in the third quarter and the Jets trailing the Arizona Cardinals 3-0 on Sunday. McElroy, active for the first time in his two-year...
Third-stringer Greg McElroy stepped in for a struggling Mark Sanchez and energized the New York Jets to a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
With Tim Tebow inactive as he heals from two broken ribs, coach Rex Ryan pulled Sanchez for McElroy - as the crowd at MetLife Stadium cheered wildly - late in the third quarter. McElroy led the Jets (5-7) to their only points...
The Arizona Cardinals have listed several players, including
running back Beanie Wells, defensive end Calais Campbell, wide receivers Early
Doucet and Andre Roberts and quarterback Kevin Kolb, as questionable to suit up
tomorrow against the New York Jets. Kolb isn’t available to start for the
Cardinals, Roberts isn’t expected to play, and Campbell (calf) is likely to be
Rex Ryan finally figured out what everyone else in the world already knew — if you bench Mark Sanchez, the Jets will win. And win they did.
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