The national media, mostly ESPN, gotta get up outta here this week. They are criticizing my boy, Greg McElroy, for doing an honest and candid interview, which is what they love and encourage out of athletes during interviews. But apparently, Greg McElroy isn’t allowed to be honest and candid.
Here’s what McElroy said on 97.3 TheZone…
“It’s definitely not a fun place to be, I can assure you… It’s the first time I’ve ever been around extremely selfish individuals, but I think that’s maybe the nature of the NFL. But there were people within our locker room that didn’t care if we won or lost, as long as they had their good [individual] games, and that’s the disappointing thing.”
He’s probably right. That seems like the norm in pro locker rooms. Guys are trying to put up numbers, earn bonuses, earn bigger contracts. Nobody disagrees with what McElroy said. But everyone seems to have a problem with the fact that McElroy was the one who said it. Because he’s a rookie, and a 3rd stringer, apparently he’s not allowed to speak out on these kinds of things. People need to make up their minds whether this should have been said or not. It shouldn’t matter whether it was McElroy, or Bart Scott, or Rex Ryan, or Mark Sanchez who said it.
And for the record, I feel like this would already be a forgotten story (or maybe not one at all) had Bart Scott or Rex Ryan said what McElroy said, because it looks like it’s the truth.
But you want to get all upset because the 3rd string QB spoke up???
#GTFOH National Media