As it turns out (surprise, surprise), Brett Favre isn’t the only college-educated football player who ain’t all that bright.
Jets linebacker Bart Scott recently declared that former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan was the real head coach of the team in 2008, despite the words “John Harbaugh, Head Coach” stenciled onto one of the doors at the team’s facility.
And now that Scott is being criticized for his comments, he’s claiming that he didn’t intend to disrespect Harbaugh.
“Look, I went to war with Coach Harbaugh and that team, so there is
nothing bad to say about him or the organization,” Scott said, per the Baltimore Sun. “I
didn’t say anything bad about them when I was there or when I left
because those guys gave me an opportunity. To disrespect Coach Harbaugh
goes against everything I stood for when I was there and everything I
stand for now.”
It doesn’t quite mesh with the import of Scott’s words from Monday: “[Ryan] was the head coach of [the Ravens] last year,
whether you guys know it or not. He kept that team
together. The defense leads that team over there, and he controls the
Sometimes it’s better to just apologize for saying something disrespectful, rather than to pretend that what was said didn’t constitute disrespect. Frankly, the tends to compound the insult.