Greg McElroy: Does He Have a Point That the NFL Too Ego Driven?

Will PuenteContributor IIIJanuary 7, 2012

Greg McElroy scored a 48/50 on the Wonderlic Test. That matches current Buffalo Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick with the highest score for a QB on record.
Greg McElroy scored a 48/50 on the Wonderlic Test. That matches current Buffalo Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick with the highest score for a QB on record.Handout/Getty Images

Every week this past 2011 regular season, Greg McElroy was featured on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network.

If you listen to the former Alabama quarterback, it is easy to see why he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. He has the brains of an offensive coordinator with an average arm.

However you feel about McElroy's QB abilities in the NFL, one thing that everyone can agree is the he is well spoken. McElroy understands how and what he is saying, and the consequences his words can create.

If you haven't read it yet, here are his latest comments in an interview with the radio station 93.7 The Zone about his New York Jets team, as reported by ESPN New York.

It’s the first time I've ever been around extremely selfish individuals, I think that’s maybe the nature of the NFL. But there were people within our locker room that didn’t care whether we won or lost, as long as ... they really had a good game individually. That's the disappointing thing, and it's going to take a lot to kind of come together.

If it was any other rookie third-stringer, he would be coming off as a whining bench player who needs to be cut.

But McElroy is a rookie who understands the PR issue that his words cause. He grew up rubbing elbows with the Dallas Cowboys front office.

Ask yourselves these questions:

Does his comment have any sort of truth about the Jets?

Is he trying to cause some intentional pressure on the coaching staff for a much needed change?

Is McElroy just saying what everyone is thinking about professional sports?

This is why people rather watch college than professional sports. Fantasy has been tried in college football with no success.

Only because college ball is about the team, and there is no room for individuals. This is why the star of the team is their CEO, their head coach.

In the NFL, you have Chris Johnson who was willing to sit out or be traded if his $53 million deal would not get settled before the first game. In college ball, you have Matt Barkley sacrificing his pay for the joy to play for USC.

Man, I am sad to see the end of passion football in New Orleans this year. Back me up, or disagree with a comment or two.

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