Former New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott says New York media are jerks

Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

For an undrafted player, Bart Scott had quite the career.

Spanning 11 seasons, Scott spent the vast majority of his NFL days as a member of the Baltimore Ravens (where he made the Pro Bowl in 2006) and then finished the final four years with the New York Jets where things apparently didn’t go so well.

Scott told WFAN yesterday that the New York media created a handful of riffs in the locker room and insinuated that those who covered (and still do cover) the team are nothing more than jerks.

“In that locker room, there’s a bunch of jerks in there,” Scott said. “There’s a lot of people that go about business the wrong way. I didn’t want to deal with that, and I thought, let’s not deal with them. You can’t not deal with them and talk to other media because they’ll put up a complaint against you. So the best thing was just to go against everybody, and the good kind of get bottled in with the bad.”

Scott wasn’t done giving his opinion out though as he suggested the new Rex Ryan is fake, saying it broke the confidence of the team and that Mark Sanchez is all but throwing his career away by not getting himself onto the field:

“Let’s be honest, if Mark can’t go, he’s putting his future as a starter in the NFL in jeopardy. If Geno gets in there, he’s going to get a free pass because he’s a young quarterback.”


On a toned-down Rex Ryan: “That’s not him. It doesn’t come off as authentic. I think it kind of took the confidence of the team down.”

Topics: Bart Scott, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Rex Ryan

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