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Bart Scott no longer frustrated after chat with Rex Ryan


Jets linebacker Bart Scott put out word through his agent in February that he was “extremely frustrated” with his role in the Jets’ defense. But after talking to Jets coach Rex Ryan, Scott says everything is good.

Scott told the Star-Ledger that he told Ryan he wants to be on the field for every snap, and that he and Ryan have come to an understanding about how he’ll be used this season.

It’s cool, it was just something Rex and I needed to be on the same page about,” Scott said. “[I wanted him] to know where I stood and what the plans were and once we hashed that out it was fine. I’ve never been afraid to speak my mind or bet on myself so that was a conversation that needed to be had, we had it and we moved on. Hopefully I can be back to what I’ve always done, which never included leaving the field a lot.”

Scott has always been one of Ryan’s favorite players, dating back to their time together in Baltimore, and signing Scott as a free agent was one of Ryan’s top priorities when he became the head coach of the Jets. After Organized Team Activities on Thursday, Ryan made a point of mentioning that Scott had looked good on the practice field.

“I think Bart, Bart is ready to be Bart Scott, the guy that we brought in here,” Ryan said. “When you look at it, Bart will tell you he had a disappointing year last year, just like I’ll tell you I had a disappointing year last year. And this whole football team — Bart and myself — want to have a great year this year.”

Ryan said he was impressed with Scott’s attention to detail, and liked seeing Scott taking notes during defensive meetings, even though Scott has played in Ryan’s defense longer than anyone else on the Jets.

Scott’s attention to detail apparently does not extend, however, to the quarterbacks he’s facing on the practice field. Scott had an interception during 7-on-7 drills, and he mentioned to reporters afterward that he had picked off “McCoy.” The Jets don’t have a quarterback named McCoy; Scott apparently thought he had intercepted third-stringer Greg McElroy. Scott had actually intercepted Tim Tebow.

At least there was one person at the Jets’ OTAs who wasn’t obsessing over Tebow.

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14 Responses to “Bart Scott no longer frustrated after chat with Rex Ryan”
  1. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: May 25, 2012 1:42 PM

    There’s little that two persons can’t work out after a couples’ pedicure and foot massage session.

  2. 49erstim says: May 25, 2012 1:57 PM

    Soooooo you released info through your agent when all you really had to do was go to Rex’s office and have a chat? Next time (and there is always a next time) just avoid the melodrama and go see Coach Ryan yourself. Sheesh!…these kids today. 🙂

    And wow…..MDS… I hope you didn’t strain something while making that stretch to get Tebow’s name in the article. Really?

  3. biffnasty says: May 25, 2012 2:10 PM

    At 1st the foot jokes were funny, but they have definitely lost their luster. Very unoriginal really! That’s right, I said it Mackey! The foot jokes are lame

  4. realnflmaster says: May 25, 2012 2:12 PM

    ^ They let the kiddies out early for summer didn’t they?

  5. ampats says: May 25, 2012 2:18 PM

    The reason being is that Scott knows that outside Rex/Jets his next best chance is as a minimum salary vet contract.

  6. rc33 says: May 25, 2012 2:20 PM

    Turns out he’s also no longer frustrated about being a mediocre linebacker.

    Can’t wait.

  7. all32 says: May 25, 2012 2:28 PM

    The NY Giants are a 5 star restaurant

    The NY Jets are McDonalds

    Just go away Jets you won’t be missed.

  8. maximusprime107 says: May 25, 2012 2:32 PM

    I certainly hope he’s not on the field every snap cause he cant cover the pass at all

  9. waldoampere says: May 25, 2012 3:17 PM

    “The NY Giants are a 5 star restaurant
    The NY Jets are McDonalds
    Just go away Jets you won’t be missed.”

    Another arrogant Giants fan.

  10. pturner81 says: May 25, 2012 3:21 PM

    Hahaha that McCoy thing is hilarious

  11. tonyromoisterrible says: May 25, 2012 3:24 PM

    He andRex are of the same mold. Both are loud mouths who will never win squat.

  12. wherezwaldo says: May 25, 2012 3:27 PM

    All he had to do was get his foot in the door. Mission accomplished.

  13. yyyass says: May 25, 2012 4:52 PM

    Scott has what I look for in a linebacker – good note taking skills.

  14. tweeter75 says: May 26, 2012 12:03 AM

    It was a meeting of the minds.

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