Jets "Nostradamus" Sees Super Bowl
Scott called Rex a
Scott called Rex a "genius."
GreenAndWhiteReport.com
Posted Apr 19, 2011


Last week at TEST Sports Clubs in Martinsville, N.J., Jets linebacker Bart Scott talked about his Super Bowl ambitions and why he loves his coach so much.

The New York Jets emotional leader and walking sound bite in without a doubt Bart Scott, who shared his thoughts on Gang Green’s 2010 season with GreenAndWhiteReport.com.

This offseason, despite the lockout, has seen no slowdown in the amount of chatter from the Jets, in particular head coach Rex Ryan. Several times this offseason, Ryan has said his team will win the Super Bowl, a point that Scott agrees with.

“That’s the goal every year,” Scott said. “Every year we think we can win it. One year we’ll be Nostradamus. But, you can’t say we haven’t been must see TV. You can’t say we haven’t been exciting or we haven’t backed him {Rex} up. It’s not like we’ve had a cataclysmic failure or meltdown.”

It is a valid point, given the fact that the Jets have made the AFC Championship Game in Ryan’s first two years with the team.

Speaking of “must see TV”, although Scott was not ready to commit on behalf of the Jets to an encore performance on HBO’s Hard Knocks; he boasts that the Jets fun culture is an enticing factor in wooing free agent talent.

“It gave people an inside look at how do things,” Scott said. “We operate different and we showed that. Our meetings were not just for television. I guarantee you that everyone in that room mastered their position and their job. We laugh and joke and put a whole new defensive system in and people laugh and think that no one is paying attention and we know it like the back of our hand. I think all the free agents watching took notice.”

Scott went so far as to say that he “loves” Ryan, a coach he followed from Baltimore to New York.

“I know Rex is a genius because he’s been my coordinator,” Scott said. “People pay attention to Rex’s talk, but they don’t realize that he is probably one of the few coaches to have a winning record over Bill Belichick. One day you guys will figure it out that schematically, especially on the defensive side of the ball we have the best coaching staff in the league.”

Scott is adamant that the Jets chatter and swagger have been instrumental in their success, while critics contend that the team’s incendiary remarks give opponents added incentive to win. New York’s linebacker is candid and outspoken, traits likely embraced by his head coach.

“It’s just how I operate. I’m an emotional person you know exactly where you stand with me,” Scott said. “I’m not going to sugar coat anything. It’s the same reason I express my affection for Rex in the media.”

Rick Laughland covers the Jets for GreenAndWhiteReport.com


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