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NY Jets quarterback fiasco between Greg McElroy, Mark Sanchez a…

NY Jets quarterback fiasco between Greg McElroy, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow may end up costing Rex Ryan his job

Rex Ryan has been enamored with Mark Sanchez from the time he and Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum took him to dinner following his private workout for the Jets one month before the 2009 draft. Sanchez picked a Mexican restaurant and showed leadership …
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  • Santonio Holmes won’t run again until April

    Santonio Holmes won’t run again until April

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is still in a walking boot and will require additional surgery in February on his injured left foot. The prolonged recovery means Holmes will not be able to begin running again until at least April. According …
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  • Rex Ryan: Jets’ 7-6 win over Cardinals was “a beautiful game”

    Rex Ryan: Jets’ 7-6 win over Cardinals was “a beautiful game”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    If you watched the putrid offensive display in New Jersey on Sunday and thought Cardinals-Jets was a terrible game, Rex Ryan would like a word with you. Ryan said after reviewing his team’s 7-6 victory that he thought it was actually a great game. Just
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  • With injuries mounting, Bills cut Kirk Morrison

    With injuries mounting, Bills cut Kirk Morrison

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    It feels like the Bills have been dealing with injuries on the offensive line all season and the problem isn’t getting any better. Center Eric Wood tore his MCL, an injury which could wind up costing him the rest of the season and will certainly keep hi
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  • Harbaugh: Kaepernick still Niners' starting QB

    Harbaugh: Kaepernick still Niners' starting QB

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Jim Harbaugh watched how Colin Kaepernick handled himself when things didn't go right for the San Francisco 49ers, and that told the coach plenty more about his second-year quarterback with all of three NFL starts to his name.
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  • Bills' Eric Wood may miss rest of season

    Bills' Eric Wood may miss rest of season

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Buffalo Bills starting center Eric Wood tore his MCL and could miss the rest of the season, according to the team's website. Wood was injured in Sunday's 34-18 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The minimum recovery time is two weeks. But with just …
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  • Report:  Dolphins haven’t ruled out tagging Jake Long

    Report: Dolphins haven’t ruled out tagging Jake Long

    With Dolphins left tackle Jake Long possibly done for the year with a triceps injury, the question becomes whether the first overall pick in the 2008 draft will return to the Fins in 2013. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier today that Long’s franchi
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  • Tim Tebow says he could have played, isn’t into hypotheticals

    Tim Tebow says he could have played, isn’t into hypotheticals

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    Tim Tebow was in street clothes Sunday because of broken ribs, leaving Greg McElroy to take over for Mark Sanchez when the Jets made a quarterback change in the third quarter. Jets coach Rex Ryan said that the team hasn’t decided on their quarterback fo
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  • Have an N.F.L. Question? Judy Battista Has Answers

    Have an N.F.L. Question? Judy Battista Has Answers

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The New York Times, will answer questions from readers.
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  • Larry Fitzgerald on Cardinals offense: You gotta laugh to keep …

    Larry Fitzgerald on Cardinals offense: You gotta laugh to keep from crying

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    Most of the coverage in the wake of the Jets’ 7-6 win on Sunday centered on their decision to pull quarterback Mark Sanchez in favor of Greg McElroy. That left the performance of the Cardinals offense a little underserved. It really shouldn’t be, thou
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  • Ryan not ready to name Jets' QB vs. Jags

    Ryan not ready to name Jets' QB vs. Jags

    Rex Ryan, who benched starter Mark Sanchez in the third quarter of the New York Jets' 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, declined Monday to name his starting quarterback for this Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
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  • Week 13 LVPs: Mark Sanchez finds himself on the bench

    Week 13 LVPs: Mark Sanchez finds himself on the bench

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Arizona Cardinals "offense": The New York Jets can play defense, ranking 13th in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) metric entering Sunday. Still, even against an elite defense, which the Jets certainly ar…
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  • Leading Off: For the Chiefs, a Day of Sorrow and Inspiration

    Leading Off: For the Chiefs, a Day of Sorrow and Inspiration

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    At the end of a sorrowful weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs and their admirable coach rallied together.
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  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with…

    Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hearts

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    A cloud hangs over Kansas City, but for three hours the Chiefs found escape. Peter King goes inside their inspired win with the coach who bravely led his team through the sorrow.
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  • Jets Fan Breaks Out The Mark Sanchez "Buttfumble" Jersey

    Jets Fan Breaks Out The Mark Sanchez "Buttfumble" Jersey

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    It was over long before Greg McElroy put on his helmet, wasn't it? Mark Sanchez lost his team last week, when he ran headfirst into a lineman's ass. It's tough to be a respected locker room figure-a leader of men, really-when your career highlight ree
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    RB Fred Jackson returned to a leading role in the Bills offense this week. Special teams errors really hurt the Dolphins in the first half. Patriots RB Stevan Ridley went over 1,000 yards for the season while helping close out Sunday’s win. A slide by R
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  • Seven-step drop: Is Rex Ryan desperate?

    Seven-step drop: Is Rex Ryan desperate?

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    The AFC East was 3-1 over the weekend. Here are seven notes and observations from the AFC East: Everyone knows about the New York Jets benching Mark Sanchez in favor of Greg McElroy in a win over the Arizona Cardinals. But something I noticed under the …
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  • Patriots’ Julian Edelman leaves stadium in boot, on crutches

    Patriots’ Julian Edelman leaves stadium in boot, on crutches

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Patriots appeared to suffer another blow to their passing game on Sunday. Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that receiver Julian Edelman left the stadium on crutches, wearing a protective boot on his foot. There’s been no official word from the team a
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  • The History and Math of Shonn Greene's Unselfish Slide

    The History and Math of Shonn Greene's Unselfish Slide

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    By deciding not to score, the Jets running back gave his team a better chance to win.
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  • Recap The Patriots Win The AFC East

    Recap The Patriots Win The AFC East

    patriotsgab.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Patriots grounded away the Dolphins in the fourth using mostly their run game and their defense to get the job done and win the AFC East. Tom Brady was off all game long, not having a MVP type game at all like I thought he was going to against the 2…
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  • Brady Quinn’s poignant comments on relationships

    Brady Quinn’s poignant comments on relationships

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    A bizarre, surreal, and tragic NFL weekend carried with it a very unexpected silver lining. From this point forward, I have new respect for Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn. I don’t care about Quinn’s performance or the fact that the Chiefs won.  Quinn
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Luck Continues To Lead 02:30

    NFL32OT: Luck Continues To Lead

    Dec 3
    Episode 229: Wendi Nix and Antonio Pierce discuss whether Andrew Luck can lead his team to the playoffs. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who should be the starting quarterback for the Jets.
  • Video - What's next for New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez? 03:30

    What's next for New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez?

    Dec 3
    Kimberly Jones, Ian Rapoport and Jeff Darlington join "NFL Total Access" on what will be next for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and if Tim Tebow would have started if he was healthy.
  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Who should start for the Jets? 02:25

    'The Coaches Show': Who should start for the Jets?

    Dec 3
    Should the New York Jets start Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow or Greg McElroy. Our coaches weigh in on this hot topic.
  • Video - Sanchez back as New York Jets' starting QB? 03:04

    Sanchez back as New York Jets' starting QB?

    Dec 3
    Who will start as quarterback when the New York Jets take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday? Jets coach Rex Ryan discusses the current situation.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …