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When New York Jets coach Rex Ryan benched his quarterback Mark Sanchez on Sunday he made a statement.

Initially the statement seemed to be ‘forget Sanchez and Tim Tebow, I am going with the kid that went to Alabama: Greg McElroy.’

That thought was confirmed as a misfire on Wednesday when Ryan declared that he would return to Sanchez to start this Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Was it a mistake? 

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