Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard. Jets linebacker Bart Scott went to Southern Illinois. In discussing Fitzpatrick prior to their teams’ meeting on Sunday, Scott noted sarcastically that an Ivy League diploma won’t protect Fitzpatrick on Sunday.
“I don’t know, he’s a pretty smart guy,” Scott said of Fitzpatrick, per Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com. “I don’t want him to hit me with a book.”
Scott also issued a bit of a warning for Fitzpatrick about trying to run while Scott is on the field.
“You just know that whenever he sees two-man or man-to-man coverage he’s a threat to run the football,” Scott said. “But with that being said, he’s also declaring himself as a runner and sets himself up for, all you need is one good hit and possibly get him out of there. So whenever he does that he’s making himself a runner.”
Does issuing a warning about one good hit that could get an opponent out of there make Scott a bad guy? If it does, that’s fine with him.
“We’re not afraid of the role of bully or villain or whatever,” Scott said. “Whatever comes with the territory, we’re going to go about how we feel what’s best for this football team. If that’s as a villain or bullies than so be it.”