It’s been too long since Jets linebacker Bart Scott said anything crazy. Thankfully, someone asked him a question this week about what makes Rex Ryan so unique.
“It’s how he talks and says what he’s thinking and how he lets us be loose and talk,” Scott said via Kristian Dyer of New York Metro. “People don’t think the president is supposed to be black either. They think a president is supposed to look a certain way. It’s the same thing with Rex. He doesn’t look and act the way other coaches act. And we love him for it.”
(Well, Rex does remind us a lot of one former coach. But it’s a fair point.)
When Scott wasn’t getting political, he was poking at his AFC rivals.
On the Ravens: “The Ravens don’t operate like the Ravens anymore. [John] Harbaugh changed everything. The Ravens aren’t that loose anymore.”
On Wes Welker’s now famous presser focused on Ryan’s foot fetish: “That’s when you know they’re buying into us, when they start sounding like we talk,” Scott said. “Wes Welker start trying to be us, sounding like we do. That’s how you know they want to be us.”