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Bart Scott described as “extremely frustrated” with Jets

Bart Scott, Jamaal Westerman AP

The Jets have given Bart Scott permission to seek a trade, and the talk coming out of his camp suggests that Scott can’t wait to leave.

Scott’s agent Harold Lewis told Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com that Scott is “extremely frustrated” with his role in the defense and that it’s “destroying him” that he’s no longer being used the way he used to be in coach Rex Ryan’s defense, both with the Jets and the Ravens.

Of course, the reason Scott’s role has been diminished is that he’s not as good as he used to be. Scott will turn 32 in August and just isn’t the same player he once was.

Scott agreed to take a pay cut last year in return for having his $4.2 million salary guaranteed this year. Now the Jets may wish they hadn’t made that deal, because it looks like they’re going to be stuck paying $4.2 million to a player who’s extremely frustrated, and who no longer performs at a Pro Bowl level.

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  1. trbowman says: Feb 27, 2012 9:03 PM

    Who isn’t extremely frustrated with the Jets?

    And what ever happened to all the Jets fans who were here last off-season talking about how they were headed to Indy and weren’t gonna be stopped?

    Funny how I don’t hear or see them anymore.

  2. jimmysee says: Feb 27, 2012 9:04 PM

    Many of us are “extremely frustrated” with the Jets.

    For way longer than Bart Scott!

  3. BTC says: Feb 27, 2012 9:06 PM

    … And the list of people who turn out to be average to mediocre when they’re not playing on the Ravens defense grows ever longer.

  4. icewalker946 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:06 PM

    CAN’T WAIT to see him brought in somewhere so he can cause trouble.

    He may have something left in the tank but the tires are very worn.

    A solid player that is finding out you can’t play in the NFL forever.

  5. trbowman says: Feb 27, 2012 9:06 PM

    Funny hearing about Rex Ryan being frustrated with McElroy’s comments about the Jets locker room.

    Truth hurts, eh Rex?

    I reckon McElroy’s already a better quarterback than Sanchez is.

    Not that it’s saying much.

  6. bigfing says: Feb 27, 2012 9:08 PM

    Can’t wait lol

  7. cardmagnet says: Feb 27, 2012 9:09 PM

    “Bart, you can start looking for another team to trade for you.”

    “CAN’T WAIT!”

  8. ravenator says: Feb 27, 2012 9:09 PM

    Oz is a genius, haters gonna hate.

  9. tombradyallday says: Feb 27, 2012 9:12 PM

    its ok bart, fireman ed will listen to all ur problems

  10. clownsfan says: Feb 27, 2012 9:13 PM

    Bart Scott sux. The only reason he had any success in BAL was because opposing offenses were game planning for everyone on that DEF but him. Maybe Ed Hartwell knows a car wash Bart can work at.

  11. joerevs300 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:14 PM

    Don’t worry Jets fans. Only a few months until Rex Ryan makes another guarantee…to eat out Morton’s Steakhouse.

    Seriously, no bigger blowhard in pro sports than Ryan. Period. Win something first, fatty, before you run your mouth. Anymore…it’s like the little boy who cried wolf.

    Only it’s scary when a 50+ year old man does it.

  12. rob0527 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:19 PM

    Does he realize jets fans r frustrated with him. Hey learn how to cover a tight end and u could be on field for every defensive play. It sucks getting old and losing a step, plus this year looked like he lost his intensity. Rex won’t cut him, doesn’t have heart

  13. northsidesteel says: Feb 27, 2012 9:20 PM

    Ok, let’s stop dogging the Jets, just kidding

  14. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:21 PM

    ray ray lewis made this scrub look better than he actually was, what team will trade for him? ………………………..nobody!!!

  15. linemoose1 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:23 PM

    The Jets should be frustrated with how terrible u r Barf Scott …..go away we have enough problems besides u….

  16. agc99 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:26 PM

    It sucks to get old.

  17. ttommytom says: Feb 27, 2012 9:27 PM

    The Giants played with how many rookie LB’rs?
    It cost them how much?
    They played Special Teams too?

    Answers:
    3,
    not a lot, and
    Yes -Played them quite well. In fact one (Jaquian Williams) made the SP play of the year in San Fran.

  18. mawalters12 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:28 PM

    Yeah, good luck getting that trade Bart. You have terrible character, and are a disease to a locker room.

  19. prettytonyt says: Feb 27, 2012 9:28 PM

    he should be “extremely frustrated” with himself.

  20. duanethomas says: Feb 27, 2012 9:29 PM

    That’s funny because the Jets defensive coaching staff was extremely frustrated with his play last season. Too many 2 tckls 1 assist games in 70 plays.

  21. baltimoresohard says: Feb 27, 2012 9:31 PM

    Yes, Bart Scott is extemely pissed that Ray Lewis isn’t standing next to him making him appear as though he is a legitamite NFL LB.

  22. rcali says: Feb 27, 2012 9:32 PM

    Can you take Holmes with you?

  23. jolink653 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:34 PM

    how ironic now he CAN’T WAIT to hop off the sinking gang-green ship

  24. johntonioholmes says: Feb 27, 2012 9:37 PM

    He’s not the same player that he was????

    He never was that player to begin with. Much like Warren Sapp and Chad Johnson, Scott became a pro-bowler because he said he was a pro-bowler.

  25. snoilog says: Feb 27, 2012 9:44 PM

    Come back home and play for the Lions

  26. pacificamjr says: Feb 27, 2012 9:45 PM

    this squad is such a hilarious, pathetic trainwreck to watch…. headed the complete opposite direction vs my up and up lions.

    7-9.

    Rex gone by week 12.

  27. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 27, 2012 9:45 PM

    anytime you hear about a coach putting a player in a position he is not used to or does not like is the first indication of a bad, bad coach. you don’t move guys from their strong points.

    that’s like telling an Air Force Combat Controller to go put on scuba gear and telling a SEAL to fly the helicopter.

  28. djstat says: Feb 27, 2012 9:47 PM

    This guy believed his own hype. I was not sad to see him leave Baltimore after 2008 becuase you could see him on the decline then. Sorry Bart, you had to play for Rex, so enjoy it.

  29. sanchize6 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:48 PM

    Ha not much funnier than all the Jets haters on here who can’t wait to take shots and make stupid, ignorant comments about things and players they very clearly know nothing about. Scott took a step back this year but in 09 and 2010 he was tremendous and one of the keys to what was perhaps the league’s best defense. Funny nobody was taking shots then, huh?

  30. tommyribs says: Feb 27, 2012 9:48 PM

    Bart Scott is the Quintessential NY JET in the mold of his head coach. He is all show, and no go. He is great at running his mouth and making empty promises, but not any good at backing it up on the field anymore.

  31. cliffordc05 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:49 PM

    If Scott is extremely frustrated with the Jets, imagine how they feel about him. How would you like to pay a non-performing piece of dead weight over $4 m a year. Not the player they thought they were getting from the Ravens. Rex made another boo-boo.

  32. dondada10 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:51 PM

    I have a feeling Bart Scott is going to be frustrated with a lot of teams by the end of free agency.

  33. emoney826 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:51 PM

    He will be a patriot next year. Belichick is notorious for trying to pick up garbage and turn it into gold. Unfortunately, it sounds like Scott isn’t that good anymore. I don’t watch the Jets, so I’m surprised this guy is considered that bad now.

  34. siggtacular says: Feb 27, 2012 9:51 PM

    Adalius Thomas… Bart Scott… GTFO. RAVENS ALL DAY

  35. j0esixpack says: Feb 27, 2012 10:02 PM

    I thought all NFL players wanted to play for Rex Ryan!

    What’s changed? Could it be that they’re beginning to doubt his annual guarantee of winning the Super Bowl?

    (Note to Wrecks Ryan – a good place to start would be to move past the Houston Oilers on the list of AFC East championships.)

  36. reed20ravens says: Feb 27, 2012 10:04 PM

    ravens let go of the right players at the right time

  37. nflfan555 says: Feb 27, 2012 10:10 PM

    Perhaps Bart won’t take that bullet for sexyrexy after all, more fun watching the blowhard jets become a crappy team than actually watching them lose on Sundays….

  38. nflfan555 says: Feb 27, 2012 10:13 PM

    Jets and Steelers will both stink in 2012 Rapelethburger and stinkshize both are donks…

  39. pooinyourface says: Feb 27, 2012 10:25 PM

    Hundred bucks he goes to the Pats eventually (not via trade)

  40. dhillca says: Feb 27, 2012 10:26 PM

    Rex should tea bag him

  41. vincentbojackson says: Feb 27, 2012 10:42 PM

    Poor guy was never the same after he got blown up by Hines Ward a few years back while he was a member of the Ravens.

  42. patsfiend says: Feb 27, 2012 10:44 PM

    Man… reading these comments… it’s tough to be a Jets fan these days. I guess I have sympathy for the fans, but I don’t have any for many of the guys on that team you root for (including Scott.)

  43. sanchize6 says: Feb 27, 2012 10:51 PM

    Wow I thought the funniest thing here was just the Jets-haters who take shots against the Jets no matter what it is or who it’s about (you idiots know who you are – the ones who even bash Revis, which is comical).. but the Ravens fans posting here are really hilarious!

    Since Rex and Scott left the Ravens, the Jets as a team and as a defense were better than the Ravens 2 out of the 3 years. In fact, those “bums” Rex and Bart Scott had top 5 defenses all 3 seasons. But what can you expect from the same guys who blow Ray Lewis and act like he’s still good as he’s hobbling around out there missing tackles and slowly making his way to outside to miss the ball carrier.

  44. cap1378 says: Feb 27, 2012 10:52 PM

    Please put the jets on hard knocks this year. Please!!!

  45. sixburghrules says: Feb 27, 2012 10:52 PM

    rcali says: Feb 27, 2012 9:32 PM

    Can you take Holmes with you?
    ——————————————————
    Yets fans are so quick to be judgmental….Steelers knew Holmes was trouble! One blunt away from a suspension!

  46. raven4life21 says: Feb 27, 2012 11:04 PM

    If Rex would have swallowed his pride and got rid of Mark Sanchez i believe the Jets would have been better contenders this year… i personally don’t think he has what it takes with the type of team football the Jets play and his skill level is just not up to par, (O’line at fault a little too sometimes) but there are MANY QB’s in the league that are backups that could have taken the Jets to the playoffs last year, Rex may have a big mouth and talk out of his ass sometimes, but he is a smart football coach (just not with the Sanchez choice)

  47. thegonz13 says: Feb 27, 2012 11:22 PM

    It’s OK, Bart… you and Homer Ryan soon go your separate ways and some other Sideshow Bob coach will pick you up!

  48. rnazriel says: Feb 27, 2012 11:28 PM

    What happened to “every player would love to play for sexy rexy?”. This is what happens when a team begins to become unglued…

  49. zerophocus says: Feb 27, 2012 11:53 PM

    @Sanchize6

    “Since Rex and Scott left the Ravens, the Jets as a team and as a defense were better than the Ravens 2 out of the 3 years. In fact, those “bums” Rex and Bart Scott had top 5 defenses all 3 seasons. But what can you expect from the same guys who blow Ray Lewis and act like he’s still good as he’s hobbling around out there missing tackles and slowly making his way to outside to miss the ball carrier.”

    ———————————-

    You are apparently one of those people that think that a defense is only as good as the yards they give up, which is an absolute ridiculous stat. A better stat would be points per game. Here is the comparison:

    2009
    Jets: 14.8 (1)
    Ravens: 16.3 (3)

    2010
    Jets: 19 (6)
    Ravens: 16.9 (3)

    2011
    Jets: 22 (20)
    Ravens: 16.6 (3)

    In 2008 the ravens ranked…you guessed it 3rd in PPG. So on one hand you have a team that can transition from one DC to the next, change HCs and continue to be consistent on defense, and on the other hand you have a team that took a huge leap forward in 2009, and is rapidly falling. I think I know which one I would choose.

  50. sanchize6 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:06 AM

    sixburghrules says:
    Feb 27, 2012 10:52 PM
    rcali says: Feb 27, 2012 9:32 PM

    Can you take Holmes with you?
    ——————————————————
    Yets fans are so quick to be judgmental….Steelers knew Holmes was trouble! One blunt away from a suspension!

    ————————————————-

    LOL! Yeah, the Steelers are super classy.. who is their quarterback again? Oh yeah, that’s what I thought…

  51. sanchize6 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:12 AM

    raven4life21 says:
    Feb 27, 2012 11:04 PM
    If Rex would have swallowed his pride and got rid of Mark Sanchez i believe the Jets would have been better contenders this year… i personally don’t think he has what it takes with the type of team football the Jets play and his skill level is just not up to par, (O’line at fault a little too sometimes) but there are MANY QB’s in the league that are backups that could have taken the Jets to the playoffs last year, Rex may have a big mouth and talk out of his ass sometimes, but he is a smart football coach (just not with the Sanchez choice)’

    —————————————————

    Sanchez had 32 combined touchdowns this year, his 3rd in the NFL. That was tied for 6th most in the NFL.. who exactly are all these backups that would have been better? He was not the problem this year.. he was victimized by a weak o-line, receivers who quite simply could not get open (Plaxico moves around like my grandfather on the field), and arguably the worst offensive coordinator in the NFL who has now moved on to St. Louis (poor Sam Bradford is screwed this year). Everyone is quick to jump on Sanchez and it’s completely unjustified.

  52. doe22us says: Feb 28, 2012 12:12 AM

    Lost in all of this is the fact that the Tannebaum guy gives out ridiculous contracts that are not team friendly, see Shake and bake and the aforementioned Bart Scott. I am sure there are many others.

  53. jrcoop says: Feb 28, 2012 12:15 AM

    1. No team will make a trade offer for him since they know he will be cut.
    2. The Jets will still take a cap hit no matter what (play with the cap monster long enough and it will eat your team in time)
    3. It’s good to see Rex’s guarantee of team unity is working out so well.
    4. It’s becoming obvious the biggest fool is Tanny not Rex. (remember Gholston?)
    5. At least Rex isn’t stupid enough to suggest Sbowl anymore… because that’s not even a wet dream from here on out.

  54. drewsylvania says: Feb 28, 2012 12:27 AM

    Only a fool thinks Ray Lewis < Bart Scott. And I hate both teams.

    I'd feel bad about Bart getting old, if he didn't act like a complete douche.

  55. CKL says: Feb 28, 2012 12:54 AM

    sanchize6 says:
    Feb 27, 2012 9:48 PM
    Ha not much funnier than all the Jets haters on here who can’t wait to take shots and make stupid, ignorant comments about things and players they very clearly know nothing about. Scott took a step back this year but in 09 and 2010 he was tremendous and one of the keys to what was perhaps the league’s best defense. Funny nobody was taking shots then, huh?
    __________________________________
    NOTHING about Bart Scott has EVER been “tremendous” except his mouth. He should thank his lucky stars he has a very good defensive coach in Rex who made his career. The NYJ defense had talent when RR took over (Revis, D, Harris, etc) and he made them all better. He even hood(ie) winked BB because his defense in Balt made Adalius Thomas (argh, we Pats fans are still cussing over this one) look like something HE wasn’t either.

  56. cmzdamonkey says: Feb 28, 2012 2:56 AM

    i cant wait for the draft

  57. IainRWB says: Feb 28, 2012 3:08 AM

    Rex Ryan doesn’t make personnel decisions, but please keep hating.

  58. maverick5266 says: Feb 28, 2012 3:18 AM

    Bart Scott has lost a few steps this is true. What is also true, is that the Jets politically correct loyalty to a mediocre hispanic QB is the leading cause of their demise. Woody and crew are smoking blunts if they think they will win anything with Mark Sanchez.

  59. qj1984 says: Feb 28, 2012 3:59 AM

    When will these guys learn to stop burning bridges. Ed Hartwell did it, Jamie Sharper did it, Adalius Thomas did it, and Bart Scott did it. They all complained about all the love that Ray Lewis gets and acted like jealous fools once leaving. They all sank on their next team really fast and had worn out their welcome so bad that they couldn’t go back to the one team that could make them look better than they were and prolong what was left of their dwindling careers.

    There will be 30 options out there for Bart.

  60. maximusprime107 says: Feb 28, 2012 4:08 AM

    Don’t mind him being gone at all. We need to revamp our defense, the front 7 is mostly a bunch of old dudes past their prime anyways

  61. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Feb 28, 2012 5:56 AM

    I hate to state the obvious here, but you really dropped the ball by not linking the portion of this article that says “Scott can’t wait to leave” to the you tube clip of Scott saying, “can’t wait!”

  62. mykl954 says: Feb 28, 2012 8:19 AM

    If anyone reflects that team it’s Scott who like the blowhard who camped out at his door, talks a bigger game than he actually plays. Playing next to RayRay cloaked his weaknesses – the right thing to do would have been to tithe Lewis half of Scott’s contract amounts.

    As a fan who roots for an opposing team, I’m sorry to see that rather large sized melanoma removed from that still very dysfunctional clubhouse.

  63. badrad1532 says: Feb 28, 2012 8:28 AM

    He will be good for one more year, that “I haven’t lost it yet” year, “prove you wrong” year, then its a slippery slope and its steep.

  64. dspyank2k11 says: Feb 28, 2012 8:34 AM

    Bart, Id say I feel bad for you but.. I dont.

    Id say I feel bad for most of the Jets players, but I dont.

    I think I speak for everyone except Jet fans when I say, the Jets should burn in h3ll.

  65. txnsvols0489 says: Feb 28, 2012 10:08 AM

    “BTC says:
    Feb 27, 2012 9:06 PM
    … And the list of people who turn out to be average to mediocre when they’re not playing on the Ravens defense grows ever longer. ”

    Let’s hear that long list buddy. I can think of one other player.

  66. mswravens says: Feb 28, 2012 10:12 AM

    havent read all the comments, so don’t know if it has been said by anyone else…but isnt it amazing how many guys experience “decline in skill” when they are no longer playing next to Ray Lewis???!!!

  67. mswravens says: Feb 28, 2012 2:49 PM

    @txnsvolso – Kim herring, Jamie sharper, Ed Hartwell, Adalius Thomas, Duane Starks, Bart Scott, off the top of my head…there are others…

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