Shortly after fourth-string quarterback Greg McElory told a Birmingham, AL. radio station Wednesday that the New York Jets locker room was filled with "extremely selfish individuals", general manager Mike Tannenbaum took to the airways to respond.
"Some of the things that happened this year, they can't happen again. I've talked to a number of players besides Greg McElroy, a number of coaches ... and we're going to fix a lot of these problems," he told WFAN. "Chemistry was certainly a factor this year. We haven't denied that. When we put a team together, which is my responsibility, you need talent, character and chemistry -- and we didn't get it done. We were 8-8."
Tannebaum added: "I don't think we have a corrupt locker room. We have a lot of good people, we've won a lot of games with (coach) Rex (Ryan) and this nucleus and we're going to get the problems fixed."
On Sunday, the Jets lost their regular-season finale, 19-13, to the Miami Dolphins and were eliminated from the 2012 NFL Playoff race.