Found January 05, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The turbulence towards Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets is flying from every corner following a deeply disappointing 8-8 season. From Bart Scott’s $10,000 fine for an obscene gesture aimed at a photographer to seventh-round rookie quarterback Greg McElroy painting a toxic image of the team’s self-centered locker room to ex-Jet quarterback Boomer Esiason turning his views on Sanchez to retired defensive tackle Kris Jenkins even questioning Sanchez’s manhood, things have’t exactly gotten off to a resounding start for the franchise in 2012. Photo Credit: Esiason’s Perception: Per “If you watched Mark Sanchez the last month of the season, he was like a chihuahua standing on Madison Avenue and 36th Street entering the Midtown Tunnel, eyes bigger than you know what, and just so shaky,” the former Jets quarterback told Boston-based radio station WEEI. McElroy Lets Loose:“It’s the first time I’ve ever been around extremely selfish individuals,” McElroy

Kris Jenkins Rips Mark Sanchez: He Needs to Grow a Pair and be a Team Leader

Kris Jenkins is the latest person to rip into the Jets and analyze their problems. A day after rookie quarterback Greg McElroy blasted the selfish attitude of certain Jets players, former Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins joined in. Jenkins believes McElroy took a leadership stance that starting quarterback Mark Sanchez should be assuming. “The No. 1 quarterback should have said...

Bart fined 10K for Monday's gesture

The Jets slapped Bart Scott with a $10,000 fine for his actions in the locker room Monday.

Bart Scott Fined $10,000 for Bird Flipping

While the league office will not levy any fines or punishments on Bart Scott for his obscene gesture earlier this week, the Jets have decided to get tough on the matter, and take the matter in-house and fined the linebacker $10,000, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News.

Jets fine LB Bart Scott $10K for gesture

Scott (Detroit Southeastern) walked past reporters and then turned, stuck out his middle finger and used an expletive while telling a photographer to get the camera out of his face.

Daily Links: When Will This End?

Boomer Esiason rips Mark Sanchez [ESPN] Mike Tannenbaum says Mark Sanchez ‘the right guy’ but wants faster rate of growth [NJ] Chargers are “unlikely” to place the franchise tag on Vincent Jackson [Rotoworld] Looking for a legit No. 2 QB [ESPN] Rex Ryan becomes the punch line as Gang Green turn into a joke [NYDailyNews] Jets should Manning up [Boston Herald]

This Pretty Well Sums Up the State of Pro Football in New York Right About Now

Apt metaphor for the Jets season, the percentage that Mark Sanchez returns as the starting QB, or just a sweet deal on some discounted team gear?  I say all of the above. [Reddit]

The Fifth Down: Criticism of Mark Sanchez and Bill Polian

A former teammate says Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez doesn't have what it takes to be leader, and an Indianapolis reporter says Bill Polian was a football master who made people miserable.

NFL to put finger on Bart incident

T HE NFL will investigate Bart Scott’s decision to use an obscene gesture toward a photographer as he cleaned out his locker on Monday, according to a league spokesman.

Von Miller named Second-Team All-Pro

Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets recovers a fumbled snap in the second quarter against Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Imag The accolades continue to pour in for Denver Broncos rookie sensation Von Miller — though, in our opinion, this one tops the list to date. Miller...

Esiason turns on Sanchez, also rips Jets coach, GM

Ex-quarterback Boomer Esiason criticized Jets QB Mark Sanchez on Wednesday for his play, and ripped coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum for putting "a lot of bad guys together in (the) locker room."

Not Just a Want

The No. 1 quarterback should have said that a long time ago.  It would have been all part of the process of him growing a pair and standing up and being a man. But the thing is, he lost his because he got caught up in the wash that is New York, the spotlight, taking pictures in the magazines and doing all that stuff. That’s just what everybody has seen with Mark Sanchez, they...
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