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Jets can’t wait to cut Bart Scott

Bart Scott, Jamaal Westerman AP

The Jets’ thorough collapse to close this regular season is going to cost plenty of people jobs. Starting with inside linebacker Bart Scott.

Rod Boone of Newsday reports that the Jets will not bring Scott back for another season.

While it’s a little odd for the news to come out now, the decision is no surprise. Scott is due $5.6 million in 2012 and his play has steadily fallen off the last two years. He was a part-time player this year, and was not terribly effective.

We assume Scott will get another job in the league.  If not, a fun media career awaits.

You can guess how we feel about that.

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81 Responses to “Jets can’t wait to cut Bart Scott”
  1. therolandobottom says: Jan 1, 2012 10:19 PM

    maybe the Raiders can pick him up. He is lightyears better than any of the clowns they call linebackers.

  2. jtchernak says: Jan 1, 2012 10:19 PM

    Can’t wait!

  3. nogoodell says: Jan 1, 2012 10:20 PM

    He will sign with Baltimore.

  4. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jan 1, 2012 10:23 PM

    Thank god, I hope they dump a large portion of the roster. To much of a mix between underachieving talent and egos in my opinion.

  5. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 1, 2012 10:24 PM

    Let the axes fall! Schotty, Matt Canavaugh, Wayne Hunter, Eric Smith, Bryan Thomas, and Matt Mulligan should all follow suit as well!

  6. nwfisch says: Jan 1, 2012 10:24 PM

    I hope the Bears give him a good look.

  7. ianwhetstone says: Jan 1, 2012 10:24 PM

    When Scott agreed to reduce his 2011 and 2012 base salaries in July (from $4.9 million and $5.6 million to $3.9 million and $4.2 million), in return the Jets fully guaranteed both years. So they can do whatever they want with him, but if they cut him they’ll be paying him anyway.

    Of course, they cut Alan Faneca last season despite the bulk of his salary being guaranteed, so maybe that won’t deter them.

  8. ravensfreak00 says: Jan 1, 2012 10:24 PM

    I would take him back here in Baltimore. We have not found anyone who has been able to really replace him.

  9. fittytuckin says: Jan 1, 2012 10:25 PM

    Remember when there was talk of keeping him instead of Ray Lewis? I wouldn’t want either one now.
    @nogoodell
    If they did that they would have the slowest inside backer tandem in football. lol

  10. birdsfan4ever says: Jan 1, 2012 10:34 PM

    Eagles could use a linebacker, although I hope they draft a couple.

  11. dansyndersux says: Jan 1, 2012 10:35 PM

    Need to add Sanchez to that list.

  12. kingviking414 says: Jan 1, 2012 10:38 PM

    Change “Bart Scott” to “Mark Sanchez”

  13. cunninglinguist69 says: Jan 1, 2012 10:40 PM

    If Bart Scott is the first player that the Jets cut, that must necessarily mean that Santonio Holmes is not under contract for next year.

  14. jerruhjones21 says: Jan 1, 2012 10:41 PM

    I think that they should cut Rex…

  15. ballsooharduniversity says: Jan 1, 2012 10:44 PM

    baltimore reunion ?

  16. BurkieInBoston says: Jan 1, 2012 10:52 PM

    Are the Jets playing on Saturday or Sunday next weekend?

  17. mikehockhurtz says: Jan 1, 2012 10:52 PM

    And cowboys fans can’t wait to cut Rob Ryan

  18. codysteeler says: Jan 1, 2012 10:55 PM

    Pittsburgh would be a nice fit for him with farrior and foote getting older

  19. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 1, 2012 11:01 PM

    @cunninglinguist

    Cutting Santonio would cost 8 million and I think plus a little bit more against the cap, and I think it would be a slight knee jerk reaction, he’s very talented, so it’s just not feasible to erase all the cap space we left this offseason unless his attitude becomes a huge issue. Besides, he was more than right to be angry, but he needs to grow up and learn to not act like such a big baby sometimes. Actually, the only reason I would be against cutting Bart is because we have enough of a leadership void as it is.

  20. BTC says: Jan 1, 2012 11:01 PM

    Yet another defensive player who was overrated because he played with the Ravens. This trend dates back to Ed Hartwell and Adalius Thomas, and extends to now with Jim Leonhard, Bart Scott, and Dawan Landry.

  21. scoobaj says: Jan 1, 2012 11:05 PM

    HUGE FIRE SALE! coming this off season, buy one get one santonio holmes at half price!

  22. goldrush36 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:05 PM

    I figured Rex and Sanchez would top this list

  23. richm2256 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:10 PM

    He was a part-time player this year, and was not terribly effective
    ———————————————————
    Even dude’s mouth has lost a step or two.

  24. ianwhetstone says: Jan 1, 2012 11:12 PM

    “Cutting Santonio would cost 8 million and I think plus a little bit more against the cap, and I think it would be a slight knee jerk reaction”

    Yes, Holmes’ $7.75 million base salary for 2012 is fully guaranteed, so they would be on the hook for that plus $5 million in remaining signing bonus proration against the cap. And I agree, that would be quite kneejerk. He’s frustrated with playing on a bad offense with a bad quarterback. He’s been childish, and he should never have been made a team captain, but he’s easily one of the best players they’ve got on that side of the ball.

    “Pittsburgh would be a nice fit for him with farrior and foote getting older”

    But, the Steelers prefer their linebackers to be good.

  25. turdfurgerson68 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:18 PM

    The first big mouth to lose his job in NY; he won’t be the last…CAN’T WAIT!

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  26. bledsoesghost says: Jan 1, 2012 11:19 PM

    This is beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyable. From the top down, the biggest bunch of jerks ever assembled. Karma!!!

  27. canetic says: Jan 1, 2012 11:20 PM

    I’d also add Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene, Cromartie, Sanchez, Ryan, Tannenbaum and Schotty to that list.

  28. jetsmetsfan says: Jan 1, 2012 11:20 PM

    PLEEZ cut Sanchez…been a Jets fan 4-ever…experiments OVER

  29. mswravens says: Jan 1, 2012 11:23 PM

    Bart is just another among the players & coaches who made a huge payday/career because playing next to (or coaching) the greatest middle linebacker of all time!!! Remember how everyone was hailing Rex as a genius for leaving Ray behind & doggedly pursuing Bart? How’d that work out for the loudmouth know-it-all coach who loves making headlines & believing his own press???

  30. qj1984 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:30 PM

    I don’t see Bart back in Baltimore any time soon. All that crap he talked once he left burned bridges there. Bart has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t like John Harbaugh. And my guess is Harbaugh isnt too fond of him either.

  31. swagger52 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:31 PM

    The legacy continues:
    Players:
    Ed Hartwell, Jamie Sharper, Adalius Thomas, Jim Leonhard, Bart Scott, Dawan Landry.
    Coaches:
    Jack Del Rio, Rex Ryan, Marvin Lewis, Hugh Jackson, Jim Schwartz, Mike Nolan, etc.

    When will it end? The constant robbing of Baltimore in hopes of getting a dominant defense. I suppose you can’t steal from the Steelers as they are too old.

    Silly other teams..Ozzie isn’t going to let the players go.

  32. megabeast37215 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:36 PM

    BTC: Jags fan here. Dawan Landry did not play poorly this season. He was far better than the other safties we had, we ended up with Dwight Lowery at the other safety spot towards the end of the year and it worked out. Landry’s play was far superior to anyone who played safety for the Jags the last few seasons.

    He’s not a star or anything, but he’s a slightly above average player IMO.

  33. borisbulldog says: Jan 1, 2012 11:36 PM

    ravensfreak00 says:Jan 1, 2012 10:24 PM

    I would take him back here in Baltimore. We have not found anyone who has been able to really replace him
    _________________________________

    After BAL pulls it’s standard issue 1 and done play-off appearance, you’ll have all off season to search for FA’s!

  34. johnshawisgay says: Jan 1, 2012 11:38 PM

    Yeah Jets, you guys have such a history of sucksess…

    Go ahead and cut Sanchez…

    Then he can come to a city out west that doesn’t smell like azz…

  35. cereal blogger says: Jan 1, 2012 11:39 PM

    Stay classy Rex…trashy for this stuff to leak before Bart has even left the locker room. I mean, its not like Bart hasnt done anything positive for Rex & the franchise ?

  36. jrs1972 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:40 PM

    pats fan here. cut anyone ya want as long as sanchez stays!

  37. ballsooharduniversity says: Jan 1, 2012 11:42 PM

    @BTC, your honestly an idiot. Adalius was signed by Pats when he was about 36 years old. bart scott and jim lenohard are huge factors in that D. and it is way too early to judge landry

  38. xsorethumbx says: Jan 1, 2012 11:44 PM

    Yet another defensive player who was overrated because he played with the Ravens. This trend dates back to Ed Hartwell and Adalius Thomas , and extends to now with Jim Leonhard , Bart Scott , and Dawan Landry
    ________________________

    you can say the same about their DC’s as Head Ccoaches.

  39. 305fan says: Jan 1, 2012 11:46 PM

    J E T S, suck, suck, suck.

  40. mobetta2020 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:46 PM

    I can see him back in B-More. Ray Lewis looks to be ready to retire. He showed his age this year.

  41. bradwins says: Jan 1, 2012 11:50 PM

    LOLJETS

  42. mianfr says: Jan 1, 2012 11:52 PM

    Prediction for cuts/firings, as a Jet fan with knee-jerk bias, naturally:

    Have to go: OC Brian Schottenheimer, RT Wayne Hunter, TE Matthew Mulligan, S Eric Smith, PK Nick Folk

    Probably should, and may go: WR Santonio Holmes, ILB Bart Scott, QB Mark Sanchez, P T.J. Conley

    Probably won’t be back for other assorted reasons: RB LaDainian Tomlinson (retirement), OLB Bryan Thomas (free agent)

    Some general things I would like to point out:

    Mark Sanchez really just looked like he didn’t care when he was on the bench today, especially after throwing multiple back-breaking picks.

    Schottenheimer actually didn’t call a terrible game today, but that shouldn’t save him. He’s been terrible for the past two years and underachieved before that. He’s lucky to be around at all, as a Mangini holdover.

    It’s a sad state of affairs when Plaxico Burress is the model starting wide receiver in terms of comportment. I actually hope we re-sign him. He’s still a very solid player, and hopefully the new OC uses him much more effectively.

    Jeremy Kerley has really wanted it the past two weeks. He’s going to be a very good player and has fought very hard. Solid punt returner as well.

    Revis has wanted it all year. He continues to be the best defensive player in football. It’s too bad his teammates don’t behave like he does, but he doesn’t really strike me as the vocal leader type.

    As far as a new quarterback is concerned, I think an older type has to suit. Matt Flynn just got expensive, but he has zip and poise. If he got too expensive, someone like Brandon Weeden, who is actually older than Sanchez, is worth a long look.

  43. 1grub says: Jan 1, 2012 11:52 PM

    Another LB from Baltimore who thought he was better than he is.

  44. yevrag3535 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:59 PM

    Word has it both Ryans are going to get cut. It is going to be a big job, those two are fat slobs.

  45. drewsylvania says: Jan 2, 2012 12:08 AM

    The amusement value of this year’s Jets collapse is off the charts.

  46. goawayeverybody says: Jan 2, 2012 12:10 AM

    The Jets were extremely foolish to allow Brad Smith, Shaun Ellis, Braylon Edwards, and Jerricho Cotchery go last season. Braylon worked perfectly in the offense and Plaxico wasn’t nearly as effective. Jerricho was great as a role player, Ellis is still a fine defensive lineman, and the absence of Brad Smith has translated into an overall reduction in the diversity and excitement of the offensive plays.

    Also, Mark Sanchez is horrible.

  47. randygnyc says: Jan 2, 2012 12:11 AM

    Bart Scott? Ha ha. Forget Scott, if the jets want to win they have to cut their dirty Sanchez and their fat-assed, big mouthed coach. That’s a start.

  48. phillyphinsfan says: Jan 2, 2012 12:14 AM

    Is Scott still playing? I thought he finally decided to shut his pie hole and continue to disappear on the field. It was nice to see Captain Holmes sitting on the bench when the team needed him most. What a joke the Jets have become.

  49. pisano says: Jan 2, 2012 12:15 AM

    One of the Jets real problem is their so-called quarterback Sanchez, this guy plain stinks, and like the Yankees with AJ Burnett they’re stuck with him for two more years. While I’m good and pissed off, I’ve never seen a team miss so many tackles or let a running back or receiver break tackles. The whole team needs to be revamped including the head coach that lets his big mouth motivate the opposing team.

  50. fittytuckin says: Jan 2, 2012 12:21 AM

    @nyjalleffingday

    Do you realize how idiotic you sound? The guy is a headcase and a locker room cancer. He needs to grow up? If a 27 year old man hasn’t GROWN UP by now he probably never will, ask Terrell Owens. You sound about as stupid as your fat ass dolt of a head coach defending your back-up of a quarter back.

  51. jessethebody says: Jan 2, 2012 12:23 AM

    Is Rex Ryan guaranteeing that Bart Scott gets cut?

  52. vincentbojackson says: Jan 2, 2012 12:23 AM

    The entire Jets defense were “part-time players” this season.

  53. mashoaf says: Jan 2, 2012 12:26 AM

    New England likes aging Defensive Players

  54. lookatthefarside says: Jan 2, 2012 12:30 AM

    Tis a great day when both ryan sisters lose. Thank you Football Gods.

  55. altoon88 says: Jan 2, 2012 12:34 AM

    It is amazing how many people want Bart, clearly they have major LB issues or haven’t seen him play lately. He is slow, can’t shed blocks, doesn’t make plays. I’m glad he’s gone, but there’s a lot more players that need to go.

  56. sourdough says: Jan 2, 2012 12:53 AM

    I wonder if LT still feels the Jets are the best team he’s ever played for…

  57. 420hippy says: Jan 2, 2012 1:24 AM

    jetting to philli

  58. paulieorkid says: Jan 2, 2012 1:26 AM

    For the small number out there who think Bart Scott is a good fit for the Steelers, please step off.

    Actually, this goes for ALL those out there who think Bart Scott is an effective ILB because he once said “Can’t Wait.”

    Scott is an occasionally entertaining guy, but as for his linebacking play – try to get serious. Break down his game tape. It’s not pretty.

  59. nomesayin says: Jan 2, 2012 1:42 AM

    What the heck happened to 10? He’s supposed to be a captain. Even Twinkie Rosenthal would have been more effective.

  60. dannylaruso says: Jan 2, 2012 1:45 AM

    borisbulldog says:

    After BAL pulls it’s standard issue 1 and done play-off appearance, you’ll have all off season to search for FA’s!
    —————————————————-

    You’re right, 4 straight playoff appearances just shows how awful and desperate this franchise really is. Basically any team in the league could pull that off!

  61. yevrag3535 says: Jan 2, 2012 1:50 AM

    Rex and Rob Ryan are even starting to get on Buddy’s nerves. He has had enough. They have have to come in now and go to your room without supper for being to fat creeps for the next six months. They survive..

  62. mightyjoe214 says: Jan 2, 2012 3:36 AM

    Fireman ED. Sucks Sucks Sucks.

  63. tatum064 says: Jan 2, 2012 4:05 AM

    therolandobottom says:
    Jan 1, 2012 10:19 PM
    maybe the Raiders can pick him up. He is lightyears better than any of the clowns they call linebackers.

    ==========
    those clowns whooped the Jets a#$ in Oakland earlier this year and broke Sanchez’s nose.

    yeah, we gagged against the Chargers…

    but like we always say;

    Heidi Lives

    Jets DIE

  64. tatum064 says: Jan 2, 2012 4:07 AM

    cunninglinguist69 says:
    Jan 1, 2012 10:40 PM
    If Bart Scott is the first player that the Jets cut, that must necessarily mean that Santonio Holmes is not under contract for next year.

    =============

    Holmes is probably out next year, if that fighting incident and benching is any indication.

    Lot of changes coming to Gang Green this year….

  65. tatum064 says: Jan 2, 2012 4:09 AM

    BTC says:
    Jan 1, 2012 11:01 PM
    Yet another defensive player who was overrated because he played with the Ravens. This trend dates back to Ed Hartwell and Adalius Thomas, and extends to now with Jim Leonhard, Bart Scott, and Dawan Landry.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    Only problem is Jim Leonhard was actually very good at FS, and Landry helped the Jags to a top 20 ranking in defense including a defensive smashdown of his former team on MNF.

    partial FAIL

  66. ihps247 says: Jan 2, 2012 4:42 AM

    qj1984 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:30 PM

    I don’t see Bart back in Baltimore any time soon. All that crap he talked once he left burned bridges there. Bart has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t like John Harbaugh. And my guess is Harbaugh isnt too fond of him either.
    __________________________________

    QJ you hit it right on the noggin. I liked Bart Scott on our team until he started running his mouth. He doesn’t want to come back to Baltimore so be it. Good riddance.

  67. tedmurph says: Jan 2, 2012 6:48 AM

    goawayeverybody says:Jan 2, 2012 12:10 AM

    The Jets were extremely foolish to allow Brad Smith, Shaun Ellis, Braylon Edwards, and Jerricho Cotchery go last season
    ———————————————————-Are you kidding? None of these guys have done a thing this year. They would have made a difference?
    ==================================
    mashoaf says:Jan 2, 2012 12:26 AM

    New England likes aging Defensive Players
    ———————————————————-Yeah, there liking their aging def players right into the playoffs. After the bye week.

  68. ravgt says: Jan 2, 2012 6:51 AM

    For the dolt who said the Ravens go one and done every year, get your head out of your a$$. In each of their 3 playoff seasons under Harbs, they have won at least one road playoff game and in 2009, they won two. This year they have a bye and second round at home. Assuming they win(they’re 8-0 at home this year), there’s a strong chance they will host the Squealers in the AFC Championship game. No AFC team will beat them in Baltimore this January. Bank it!

  69. johnnyb216 says: Jan 2, 2012 7:02 AM

    Santa’s real y’all!!!

  70. dawhorsefeathers says: Jan 2, 2012 7:04 AM

    I’m embarrassed for any Ravens fan who wants him back. He’ll turn 32 in training camp, and we need to get younger at MLB. Give me Dont’a Hightower if he falls into the bottom of the 1st, which is likely.

    Also, @BSHU: AD was 29 when he signed with the Pats, not 36.

  71. ahostiletakeover says: Jan 2, 2012 7:37 AM

    No way Bart comes back in Baltimore, and borisbulldog, dunno what “standard” one and done you are talking about since the Ravens are the only team in the league to win a playoff game in each of the last 3 years. Why don’t you think for a second before spouting garbage, spewing so much misguided venom that apparently you blinded yourself with it.

  72. BTC says: Jan 2, 2012 7:38 AM

    ballsooharduniversity says:
    Jan 1, 2012 11:42 PM
    @BTC, your honestly an idiot. Adalius was signed by Pats when he was about 36 years old. bart scott and jim lenohard are huge factors in that D. and it is way too early to judge landry
    __________________________________

    First point: ‘YOUR honestly an idiot’? Really? You fail.

    Second point: Judging by your screen name, you’re a Ravens fan. So am I, so don’t get your drawers in a twist. I didn’t say those players weren’t good, I said there were OVERRATED. Those two things are not mutually exclusive; in fact, they often coexist.

  73. toegoat says: Jan 2, 2012 7:47 AM

    “Santa Claus is Real Yall”

  74. somesome says: Jan 2, 2012 8:38 AM

    Nonsense, once Ozzie let you go you are not coming back. NotHarbaughs decision, never was never will be.

    Few teams make better defensive player decisions.

  75. richerie13 says: Jan 2, 2012 8:58 AM

    How about we go out and get some young blood into this system. Some young football players who actually want to play football.

  76. thelionsrgreat says: Jan 2, 2012 9:39 AM

    Their entire team was inconsistent this year. That starts with coaching people.

  77. cereal blogger says: Jan 2, 2012 9:53 AM

    The Ravens dont sign guys to big money past their peak years….I hope you enjoyed the Bart Scott ride Jets fans

    Bart is a good guy & pretty smart but he’s overly emotional on the field. Examples: “Ruuh ruh, ruh, ruh disrespecting us,,,ruh ruuuhhh – Cant wait” & him throwing the refs flag into the stands after a call against the Ravens a couple of years back

  78. mrssmith says: Jan 2, 2012 11:13 AM

    No way Ravens take him back…

    First of all Harbaugh is not going to put up with him and second, McCLain is playing well and they have McClellan and Ellerbee who have both played well when they have gotten their shots.

  79. swagger52 says: Jan 2, 2012 11:17 AM

    The throwing the ref’s flag into the stands was understandable. That was the year the Refs were out to protect Randy Brady’s perfect season. It should have ended, but instead a few phantom calls and the Patriots were given the game. It is just like London Fletcher throwing a Yellow Flag when the refs thru the game to the Patriots this year. Some things are just not tolerable. Why not throw a flag, there is no way you can win the game anyway when the Refs are on the take for the Patriots.

    Net: You can’t blame Bart Scott for that. I was at that game, I was ready to throw the Refs into the stands.

    The only problem with Bart is that he was overrated because he came from a team of superstars and he is too old at this point. Therefore, his only option is to play for the Steelers at this point.

  80. nflfan1 says: Jan 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    You’ll be missed Bart. You’ve been a class act reflecting what the JETS stand for and your talent and leadership has always shined through……AND SCENE!!! That’s Acting folks!! The only part of that statement that reads true is he’s a reflection of what the JETS stand for. Pure garbage, malcontents and frontrunners! Never has a “team talked so much that has accomplished so little. #EXPOSED!!

  81. tanza33 says: Jan 2, 2012 1:09 PM

    The Jets player Leadership fell apart this year! In addition to Rex Ryan depending on Schott calling all the plays and not questioning the game plan. I still blame the players, no emotion – Defensive push rush-safety’s-O Line. To many questions and not sure where we start to fix with so many issues. I think I might start being a Buffalo Bills fan where you don’t expect anything. Very very disappointing season!

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