News broke earlier this week that added to the circus that is the New York Jets.
Comments included an anonymous player on the Jets' defense saying "he's terrible." “We don’t look at him as a quarterback,” a starter on the Jets said. “He’s the Wildcat guy.”
Another executive inside the Jets' organization, in support of Mark Sanchez, said “I’ve seen better receiving corps in college than we have on our team.”
However, with anonymous sourcing comes skepticism. The only name attached to any of these comments was Matt Slauson.
Slauson commented, in regards to the Jets' quarterback situation, “It’s not even close, all the other quarterbacks know it. I have all the confidence in Mark. We don’t really have a choice.” When asked about the backups behind Sanchez, Slauson said "We have Greg... And we have an athlete."
But in response to the report, Slauson claimed that the comments were made a long time ago.
According to Lisa Zimmerman of CBSSports.com, Slauson said "They were long ago. So long ago, I don't even remember them."
And after being asked if "so long ago" meant weeks or months, Slauson responded, "months."
This also adds to the disbelief in the credibility of Mehta's story.
On WFAN's The Boomer and Carton Show, fellow NY Daily News writer Gary Myers confirmed Slauson's comments were made recently.
Myers told the guys on popular sports show in NY, that Mehta informed him of the comments within the last three weeks. He said that the story was completely accurate and credible.
Now it is unknown whether Myers is being a loyal coworker and backing his colleague or if he is truly confirming the story's accuracy. However, Myers would probably not put his name and credibility on the line unless he truly felt what he was saying.