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Bart Scott: If Jets don’t win Super Bowl, we’re a joke


Jets linebacker Bart Scott is thrilled that his coach, Rex Ryan, has boldly stated that they’ll win the Super Bowl.

But he also knows what everyone will say about the Jets if they fall short.

“I think it’s about time we get it done and see this thing through because, after a while, people are going to start looking at it as a joke,” Scott told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

Scott is right about that: The Jets’ brash talking is fun, but if they keep talking and keep falling short of the Super Bowl, we’ll all be laughing at them, not with them.

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87 Responses to “Bart Scott: If Jets don’t win Super Bowl, we’re a joke”
  1. jstrizzle says: May 20, 2011 12:49 PM

    Ya already are

  2. xxxfixxxerxxx says: May 20, 2011 12:50 PM

    Tell your NFLPA representatives that your window of oportunity to do such things are less likely if there isn’t a serious debate in negotiations.
    If you guys keep the hard stance that you deserve the old business model you won’t fulfill your dream of playing in the SB and be lucky enough to win it.

  3. sf69ers says: May 20, 2011 12:52 PM

    Sanchez is a joke

  4. danimalk82 says: May 20, 2011 12:53 PM

    Too Late.

  5. murraysons says: May 20, 2011 12:53 PM

    “start” looking at the Jets as a joke?

  6. mfrazie says: May 20, 2011 12:54 PM

    Too late for that.

  7. steelerskicktheravens says: May 20, 2011 12:55 PM

    the jest will be a joke regardless.

  8. djrando7 says: May 20, 2011 12:55 PM

    This is not news. We already knew this about the Forgets….I mean the Jets. Regular season, and playoff wins mean nothing. Hoisting the Lombardi at the end of the year is what everyone plays for. The loud mouths have been on cusp two years in a row, with their even louder mouthed coach saying it’s in stone, the Jets WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL….How did that shape up for you there Rexy? Jets = Chargers of 2007-2009.

  9. bobbyd12 says: May 20, 2011 12:58 PM

    Jets have been a joke for 42 years, nothing will change.

  10. jpmelon says: May 20, 2011 12:59 PM

    They have already fallen short….twice. Every time Rex opens his mouth I cringe because I know that everything he says is BS. I still can’t get those foot fetish videos and his stupid voice out of my head.

  11. commoncents says: May 20, 2011 12:59 PM

    Too late, the Jets ARE a joke!!

  12. tombradyhonorsociety says: May 20, 2011 1:00 PM

    I say the Jets will be a FOOT short of winning the Superbowl 🙂

  13. granadafan says: May 20, 2011 1:01 PM

    The Jets are alway putting their feet in their mouths.

  14. pacstud says: May 20, 2011 1:04 PM


    How many swing and a miss do these jokers get?

  15. innerlign says: May 20, 2011 1:07 PM

    We’ve been laughing for a long time now, Bart. I do like Bart as a player though. That guy is a savage on the field.

  16. lbpackfan says: May 20, 2011 1:09 PM

    Getting shutout at home makes you a joke too…

  17. vargafamily1 says: May 20, 2011 1:09 PM

    CAN’T WAIT!!!

  18. fancyleague says: May 20, 2011 1:09 PM

    As a Steeler fan I think beating the Jets and Ravens in the playoffs almost made the SB loss worth it. Rex smashing his headset after the last play was delicious.

  19. frankvzappa says: May 20, 2011 1:12 PM

    translation: “if jets dont replace sanchez, we’re a joke”

  20. sfwillis52 says: May 20, 2011 1:13 PM

    Maybe someone would take them serious if they could actually win their division for the first time since 1998

  21. scoops1 says: May 20, 2011 1:13 PM

    i need to save this article in my favs so when the playoffs come and the Jets are nowhere to be found, i can send it to all my friends who jets fans

  22. denverhighrize says: May 20, 2011 1:15 PM

    Tonight at the Improv…The Jets

  23. tombradyhonorsociety says: May 20, 2011 1:17 PM

    Any team that has a losing record against the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns AND Oakland Raiders are already a joke.

  24. binkystevens says: May 20, 2011 1:18 PM

    “Talk is cheap…”

  25. mistrezzrachael says: May 20, 2011 1:18 PM

    Isn’t Scott the same wimp who got carried 7-8 yards into the endzone by Osama Mendenhall?

    jets and their fans have done this now for last 42 years…and have 2 division titles to show for it.

    This is 5th worst rated franchise in NFL history…a very, very ugly stepsister to Buffalo.

  26. Little Earthquake says: May 20, 2011 1:20 PM

    Thanks Bart for giving us all a softball to knock out the park.

    But don’t feel too badly. Rex said you guys would have beaten the team that beat the team that beat your team in the playoffs. So you kind of already are champions.

  27. richm2256 says: May 20, 2011 1:20 PM

    That’s TWO intelligent things Scott has said within 24 hours …… somebody call a doctor!!!!

  28. nhpatriotsocal says: May 20, 2011 1:23 PM


  29. jdvallee says: May 20, 2011 1:24 PM

    If I were Bart Scott I’d be more concerned with making a single play this year, not getting to, never mind “winning” the Super Bowl. JETS fans better hope his play is better this year than last. Most over-hyped non-impact player on the most over-hyped, self-promoting team. Other than that…he’s a swell guy.

  30. marinofreakout says: May 20, 2011 1:25 PM

    make it to the superbowl before you talk about winning it.

  31. mumakata says: May 20, 2011 1:26 PM

    So then the team will be just like their fans.

  32. tedskro says: May 20, 2011 1:27 PM

    Ive been laughing at the punchline for 2 years now

  33. ravensfan4life52 says: May 20, 2011 1:29 PM

    you’re already a joke. shut up

  34. yzguy431 says: May 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    at least sanchez wears his wristband.

  35. TxGrown says: May 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    “Scott is right about that: The Jets’ brash talking is fun, but if they keep talking and keep falling short of the Super Bowl, we’ll all be laughing at them, not with them.”

    We are already.

  36. rc33 says: May 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    0-2 in the last two AFC Championship Games…and last I checked, it’ll be kinda tough to climb that mountain once again next season.
    Bottom Line: :LMAO @ “The Golden Era of New York Jets Football.”

  37. endzonezombie says: May 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    Really dumb post.

  38. mvpanthersfan11 says: May 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    I love the way the media twists people words around this dude said if we keep saying it and dont get it done people are gonna start looking at us like a joke, and the headline says “Bart Scott: If Jets don’t win Super Bowl, we’re a joke” lol

  39. suckittrebek76 says: May 20, 2011 1:46 PM

    I just love this team! They are hilarious! I hope they do Hard Knocks with the Jets every year.

  40. 2mannings1cup says: May 20, 2011 1:47 PM

    Wow, every single derogatory comment I wanted to make about the Jets is already posted here. Thanks everyone!

  41. Deb says: May 20, 2011 1:49 PM

    Bart, it’s good to have confidence. But it’s better to do your “talking” on the field. Then you don’t have to worry about becoming a laughingstock.

  42. xli2006 says: May 20, 2011 1:54 PM

    Can Sanchez lead a team to a Super Bowl?

    That is as valid a question as any in this upcoming season?

    If I were them I’d focus on winning the division first and then start thinking about the Super Bowl.

  43. rooneyruleblues says: May 20, 2011 1:54 PM

    When your head coach is a clown its hard not to consider the whole organization a joke. Jets ownership will be sorry they handed the keys to the boat to an overweight moron who cant keep his mouth shut.

    If there is a season the Jets wont even win the divison. With Sanchez they are going nowhere, and by the time Rex admits his mistake and releases him it will be back to the Jets we all know and love and that is perenial playoff outcasts.

  44. bobwsc says: May 20, 2011 1:54 PM

    thought he retired prior to last season. dude was invisible.

  45. mvp43 says: May 20, 2011 2:03 PM

    Could it be that maybe Ryan isn’t a great coach?

  46. tb12eatitbitches says: May 20, 2011 2:05 PM

    What a joker!!!

  47. childressrulz says: May 20, 2011 2:06 PM

    Wow everyone beat me to all of the punchlines. I guess it will be close but I bet the Jets come within a foot of making the playoffs but ultimately fall just short.

  48. goombar2 says: May 20, 2011 2:15 PM

    Yesterday I commented about Lovie Smith… I said, Lovie shouldn’t comment on every dumb thing his players say.

    Bart, don’t feel you have to comment on every dumb thing your coach says… Some how that shouldn’t be said? Oh, you have to wonder who’s running the asylum in NY.

  49. 2mannings1cup says: May 20, 2011 2:16 PM

    “The Jets won’t win a Super Bowl, They’re a joke.”

  50. redskinspike says: May 20, 2011 2:18 PM

    I guess he doesn’t realize the Jets and their loud mouths are already jokes..

  51. robzar says: May 20, 2011 2:22 PM

    “I think it’s about time we get it done”

    He says this like winning a SB is just something they’ve been putting off for awhile, like mowing the lawn or painting the kitchen.

    What a complete fool!

    Winners win, losers talk about winning.

  52. clarkeyj1 says: May 20, 2011 2:25 PM

    WHAT OMG, did BART SCOTT follow TROY POLAMALU back to school or something?

    or maybe the fact these players realizing being away from REX RYAN and the bullship he speaks they realize he is a joke. This is just an indirect way of putting it.

  53. brutus9448 says: May 20, 2011 2:25 PM

    After a while? I think most people are already there buddy. you are a joke.

  54. revis24 says: May 20, 2011 2:28 PM

    I love all the haters. Two champ games in a row in the first two years of Rex’s HC career and Sanchez’s pro career. Playoff wins on the road against top teams being a big underdog. Only a few teams can knock the Jets right now and thats the Steelers, Colts, Packers, and Saints. The rest should be worried about how to get to a championship game first.

  55. homelanddefense says: May 20, 2011 2:29 PM

    for like the first time ever I agree with Bart Scott

  56. jackfnburton says: May 20, 2011 2:33 PM

    Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s been a long time since this many people were using the words “Super Bowl” and “New York Jets” in the same sentence. I think the joke is on all of us.

  57. angrycorgi says: May 20, 2011 2:54 PM

    Talk about leaving yourself WIDE open!

  58. schmitty2 says: May 20, 2011 2:54 PM

    I just can’t wait for next year when Rex gets to say for the 3rd year in a row “Had we been in the Superbowl we would have won that game”

  59. cliverush says: May 20, 2011 3:04 PM

    Hate the Jets but must say that the road to the Super Bowl is through them. They played for the AFC crown twice, they beat the Pats in Foxboro, in a playoff game. Jets fans should worry about LT taking the RB load this year.

  60. onetobeamup says: May 20, 2011 3:08 PM

    If they had drafted Freeman instead of Help Me Rhonda, the Lombardi would already be on display.

  61. zone44blitz says: May 20, 2011 3:20 PM

    Too bad that your Jets “couldn’t stop a nosebleed” in the AFC Championship game, Bart. I’m still a “non-believer”

  62. ballsdeep24 says: May 20, 2011 3:27 PM

    Wow — look at all this hate.
    Pretty funny.

    I’m loving the spotlight on this team every day. I’m loving the pressure put on them this season.

    Keep laughing. See y’ll after the lockout.

  63. dingboy15 says: May 20, 2011 3:30 PM

    if jets dnt win it bye bye Rex

  64. emmonsh says: May 20, 2011 3:32 PM

    scott is a joke anyways. lets see if the jets finish 500 this year. lucky breaks are over

  65. robbie774 says: May 20, 2011 3:34 PM

    I am by no means a Jets fan, but I don’t understand how a team that has made two straight AFC Championship appearances can be so widely disrespected. Yeah, sure, Rex Ryan predicts that they’ll win it every year. So what? He’s confident in his team, as every coach should be.

  66. p4hbiz says: May 20, 2011 3:38 PM

    @tombradyhonorsociety – Remember ur team went 16-0 and didn’t win the SB…

    NE is the most OVERRATED TEAM In the NFL… If it wasn’t for Brady, not bellichic.

    The NE patriots would be in the same breath as the Lions, Cardinals, Bengals and a few other teams.

    Don’t put the Jets & the Raiders in the same breath… The Raiders have 5 SB apperances and 3rings n more Hall of Famers than both the jets n NE

    If it wasnt 4 Namath the Jets wouldn’t even be a team.

  67. winkeroni says: May 20, 2011 3:39 PM

    Rex and the continuious talk make it hard to like the Jets. I do appreciate the Jets, their trash talk has made me dislike them instead of the Patriots and allowed me appreciate what Tom Brady has done in his career. He may be a hall of fame qb but should get some sort of metal for marrying that wife of his. Not only is she beautiful but she earns more money than him, way to go Tom.

  68. jcjets says: May 20, 2011 3:40 PM

    so lets say the jets don’t win in the next 2 years, but make the playoffs and are in contention..that would make them a joke? that’s ridiculous.

    The Jets under Rex will still kick your ass on sundays, whether they ever win, or not. Of course he’ll sound stupid if they never win, and he continues to say they’re going to win, but it doesn’t change how they’ll play on sundays. And if you’ve ever watched them, they play hard.

  69. henrypuppyhead says: May 20, 2011 3:44 PM

    Sanchez and his boyfriend doesn’t make it any easier.

  70. nyjalleffingday says: May 20, 2011 3:49 PM

    People have already said it better than I could really put it- you’re laughing at a successful program. 2 years of Ryan, still no Super Bowl, but quick: name all of the coaches who’ve won the Super Bowl in their first 2 years! An exclusive few, to be sure.

    Keep hating, because as long as Rex is the coach, the Jets are here to stay.

  71. CKL says: May 20, 2011 3:50 PM

    robbie774 says: May 20, 2011 3:34 PM

    I am by no means a Jets fan, but I don’t understand how a team that has made two straight AFC Championship appearances can be so widely disrespected. Yeah, sure, Rex Ryan predicts that they’ll win it every year. So what? He’s confident in his team, as every coach should be.
    I’m a Pats fan so I hate them but I do respect what they’ve done on the field the past two years. But past success is not a guarantee of future success. There’s a reason most coaches and players follow the “one game at a time” mantra…because it it’s really a good way to keep your focus on the task at hand. A lot of players and even RR at times don’t seem to do that.

    I just don’t like whiny, loudmouth braggarts like Scott. So yeah I’m guilty of individual lack of respect for some players, Jets and otherwise regardless of how good they are or how meh they are (like Scott).I don’t like that type of guy on MY team…so why would I like them on a hated rival’s team?

  72. rcali says: May 20, 2011 4:00 PM

    Lot a hate for a team that was a game away from the Super Bowl two years in a row.

  73. bozosforall says: May 20, 2011 4:03 PM

    richm2256 says:
    May 20, 2011 1:20 PM
    That’s TWO intelligent things Scott has said within 24 hours …… somebody call a doctor!!!!

    TWO more intelligent things than richm2256 has said in his entire life.

  74. radrntn says: May 20, 2011 4:08 PM

    maybe they should start with winning the AFC East first.

  75. ron7mexico says: May 20, 2011 4:13 PM

    Wash, rinse, repeat.

  76. firstroyal says: May 20, 2011 4:27 PM

    Jets All Time Record
    Anyone laughing now?

  77. mrdirtyjersey says: May 20, 2011 4:46 PM

    You guys can knock the Jets all you want. Last time we won a championship was 1969, well lets see who doesn’t have a NFL Superbowl victory
    (Browns, Lions, Texans, Jags, Vikings, Bills, Bengals, Eagles, Chargers, Falcons, Titans, Panthers, Seahawks, Cardinals) 14 teams and not one can say anything because they dont have one yet…. Oh how about the teams that have only won once like the sorry Jets have (Chiefs, Bears, Rams, Ravens, Bucs, Saints). Those teams have no room to speak either because they are on the same level as well.
    Jealousy breeds envy. Everyone is upset because most of your teams can’t beat the JETS!! Keep HATING we feed off it, Love it. Hopefully the season actually happens, then we see who is a laughing stock …. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!

  78. p4hbiz says: May 20, 2011 5:44 PM

    mrdirtyjersey – That’s a lot of good teams on that list and you’re right.

    I’m glad My Raiders was nowhere near that list, see you this season in Oakland Jet’s fans.

    I’m a LA guy & diehard USC fan, but watching Sanchez eat that hotdog after killing us put’s a sour taste in my mouth for the Jet’s.

    It’s on! GO RAIDERS!

  79. gh927 says: May 20, 2011 7:47 PM


    1. I seem to recall my Bears cleaning the Jets’ clock, and making a conference championship game, as the Jets did, so I assure you jealousy has nothing to do with my dislike.

    2. The Jets aren’t disliked because they are a decent team, they are disliked because they trash talk more than the other teams you listed, and then don’t back it up. It doesn’t help that a large amount of the talk is done by a coach who shouldn’t talk as he doesn’t play, but also gets too much credit considering he replaced a man who had already taken them to the playoffs and nearly did so again the year he was fired, he just happened to rely too much on an aging qb. Sure there have been some good free agency and draft moves ( Sanchez was drafted far too high though) but the restof his tenure have been average considering the team he has.

    Just my two cents.

  80. backindasaddle says: May 20, 2011 7:53 PM

    Nothing would please me more that seeing that blowhard have to eat his words. He just never shuts up.

  81. ravensfan4life52 says: May 20, 2011 8:56 PM


    you’ve gotta get past the Ravens too. and that’s not gonna happen.

  82. cover2blitz0 says: May 20, 2011 9:13 PM

    this headline should read

    Bart Scott: Jets, we’re a joke

  83. MichaelEdits says: May 20, 2011 10:10 PM

    If the Jets do win the Super Bowl, only Bart Scott is a joke.

  84. mrdirtyjersey says: May 20, 2011 10:48 PM

    gh927 hasn’t Brian Urlacher come out and say that the Bears are the best team in the North, also cleaned our clock? The final was 38-34. Cmon must at least be 10+ points to be considered a clock cleaning. His tenure average? 2 years in a row he has been to the conference championship game. So quick question, Who is the only coach the last 2 years who has been to back to back conference championship games? Rex Ryan, that’s who. Also you stated that there has been good free agency moves and drafts, but what about trades? Mike Tannenbaum has done a hell of a job there. Cromartie, Holmes and even though people don’t like Sanchez look at what we actually gave up for him 3 non starters and a 2nd to move up from 17th to 5th. If the Jets talked trash and were 6-10 then I can see people saying shut up but truth is we are better than everyone but 2 teams. 99% of the hate comes from people being jealous. Not sayin you but read these posts… lol Keep Hating and the Jets will keep talking and winning ….. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!

  85. ravensfan4life52 says: May 21, 2011 1:26 AM


    I wouldn’t hate on the jets if they said 2 years back to back that they are one of the best teams in the league. but when they guarantee 2 years in a row that they’re going to win the super bowl and they don’t, that’s where the hate comes from. first season ok fine no problem with that. 2nd season, shut up and play football. but in the end I love Rex and I miss him. you can keep Bart Scott he talks too much. you don’t hear about Scott because he made an amazing play or had a great game. you hear about him because he runs his mouth.

  86. som1com says: May 27, 2011 4:43 AM

    If the shoe fits…

  87. bcgreg says: May 27, 2011 1:43 PM

    TOOOOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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