Greg McElroy is taking the positive approach this time around.
"It wasn't at all," McElroy told Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio, via The Star-Ledger. "A lot of people assumed things (were) terrible. It wasn't the case."
McElroy's playing smart politics. He was on the edge of the roster a year ago as a rookie, but with Tim Tebow on the way out and Mark Sanchez coming off a disastrous campaign, McElroy stands a chance to emerge as the Jets' starter in 2013.
He's more careful with his words because of it.
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