Found December 02, 2012 on
New York Jets
All season long, Jets fans have clamored for head coach Rex Ryan to demote quarterback Mark Sanchez, and on Sunday, they finally got their wish -- even if the guy who finally supplanted the struggling fourth-year starter wasn't the replacement they were hoping for.
After nearly three quarters of yet another unfortunate showing by Sanchez, Ryan decided that Sanchez's downward spiral had dragged on too long, and, in a move that resonated like an act of benevolence as much as anything else, Ryan finally caved and radioed in for backup.
With beloved but rarely-utilized reserve Tim Tebow inactive due to a pair of broken ribs, it was second-year man Greg McElroy who got the call, but in a season that has been unraveling since Week 2, any change was welcome for New York's aggravated fans.
To be sure, the former Alabama star's NFL debut wasn't pretty, and there's plenty of room for improvement, but the little bit that McElroy did was exactly what the Jets needed -...
BEST OF MAXIM
After another bad performance by quarterback Mark Sanchez, MetLife Stadium overflowed with “boos” and “Tim Tebow” chants. But around the NFL, other coaches are starting the best QB to win. San Francisco coach, Jim Harbaugh, made the bold decision to start Colin Kaepernick over starter Alex Smith. The Jacksonville Jaguars have broken their losing streak by starting Chad...
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets owner Woody Johnson prefers to have Greg McElroy start over Mark Sanchez.. Head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannebaum however want Sanchez back under center this week.
I’m told owner Woody Johnson prefers Greg McElroy to be starting QB. GM Mike Tannenbaum & OC Tony Sparano prefer Mark Sanchez this week...
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...
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.
Granted, the Jets’ 7-6 victory came over the lowly Cardinals — led by overwhelmed rookie Ryan Lindley — but at this point, a win is a win. The Jets were trailing 3-0 midway through the third quarter when Ryan made the change from Sanchez...
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 [...]
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan benched starting quarterback Mark Sanchez for backup Greg McElroy in the third quarter of Sunday's NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals. Ryan was left with no choice after Sanchez threw his third interception with only 95 yards passing and couldn't get the Jets onto the scoreboard.
Upon entering the game, McElroy led the Jets right...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Greg McElroy made his NFL debut after Mark Sanchez was benched following three miserable quarters and capped his first drive with a one-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland on the first play of the fourth quarter as the New York Jets edged the Arizona Cardinals, 7-6, in a remarkable battle of offensive ineptitude Sunday afternoon. McElroy went 5-for-7...
Lead writer Nick St. Denis and AFC East Daily contributors Dan Begnoche and Sean Donovan pick the New York Jets' home bout with the NFC's Arizona Cardinals. Nick's take: The Jets stink as of late, but there are worse teams. The Cardinals are one of them. Arizona is down to its third-string quarterback, a rookie sixth-rounder named Ryan Lindley, and his four-interception...