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Greg McElroy leads the Jets to a touchdown

Greg McElroy AP

Mark Sanchez might want to get familiar with his spot on the bench.

Greg McElroy led the Jets to their first touchdown of the day on his first drive as an NFL quarterback. It was a 10-play, 69-yard drive that featured the most competent offensive play of the game by far, although Bilal Powell did much of the heavy lifting with 36 yards and the Jets picked up 15 more when the Cardinals hit McElroy late at the end of a scramble. He ended the drive with a one-yard toss to Jeff Cumberland while rolling out.

McElroy hit 2-of-3 passes overall and basked in the loving embrace of a crowd that had been booing Sanchez with abandon for most of the day. They got their wish in the change and they got the touchdown drive they were dying to see.

If McElroy can do it a couple more times, it might be an extended run for McElroymania with the Jets.

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5 Responses to “Greg McElroy leads the Jets to a touchdown”
  1. cuda1234 says: Dec 2, 2012 3:30 PM

    Maybe this is why the Jets planted the Tebow “injury” story a few weeks ago – knowing they wanted to switch to McElroy and needing something to keep the Tebowmaniacs off their backs.

    Apparently they weren’t willing to screw their #2 qb just to get Timmy on the field like the Broncos did last year.

  2. kennytarpon says: Dec 2, 2012 3:31 PM

    All while Tebow isn’t even dressed to play. Speechless. What a season.

  3. Omar Nipper says: Dec 2, 2012 3:33 PM

    When he came in for Sanchez, the crowd erupted like Falco showing up at Halftime.

  4. daburgher says: Dec 2, 2012 3:39 PM

    If Tebow wasnt a Jet, I think this move may have been made weeks ago.

  5. tfbuckfutter says: Dec 2, 2012 3:53 PM

    Just more proof that Rex Ryan is an excellent mixture of both stubborn and dumb.

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