Will Yoder
Thursday January 5th, 2012

New York Jets rookie quarterback Greg McElroy said today in a radio interview that the team’s locker room was full of “selfish individuals,” according to NFL.com

"It's the first time I've ever been around extremely selfish individuals," McElroy told WZNN-FM, as transcribed by NFL.com. "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 got their ... they really had a good game individually. And that's the disappointing thing."

"It's going to take a lot to kind of come together next year," McElroy said. "I think the fact that we struggled at times this year really led to a really corrupt mind-set within the locker room. But I think we're going to regroup and I know that we'll be a better team because of the trials and tribulations this year."

McElroy, a seventh round draft pick out of Alabama, spent the entire season in injured reserve after a thumb injury. The Jets failed to reach the playoffs after reaching the AFC Conference Championship in each of the previous two seasons. New York had a chance to play their way into the playoffs, but lost their final game of the year to the Miami Dolphins.

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