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Bart Scott’s streak might come to an end because of toe

Stevan Ridley, Bart Scott AP

Bart Scott only played nine snaps last week, but he might play none Sunday.

The Jets linebacker hasn’t practiced this week because of a toe injury, and seemed to realize his streak of 119 straight games might come to an end.

If we have to shut it down, we shut it down,” Scott said, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.

That puts the fifth-longest streak among active players in jeopardy.

“Normally I’d like to keep Bart out there, but if he can’t change direction in space like he normally can, then we’ve got to do what we think’s best for the football team,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “But if Bart’s healthy, Bart’ll be out there.”

His pain tolerance isn’t the issue, his effectiveness is. The Jets have tried to work with him, customizing a shoe to provide more padding. But Ryan admitted he might make the decision for his long-time linebacker.

“That injury is a tough one,” Ryan said. “The toe injury — that could have kept him out the last three weeks, it really could’ve. But he’s that kind of guy, he’s going to push all the way. And sometimes we got to look at it, too.

“Maybe if it’s up to Bart you know he’s going to play, maybe we need to look at it and say, ‘You know, with Bart we’ll see how it goes, how it progresses.’”

That sounds like someone’s made up their mind.

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10 Responses to “Bart Scott’s streak might come to an end because of toe”
  1. alexb1234 says: Oct 26, 2012 9:39 AM

    As a jets fan I Bart Scott for his personality and big mouth he always has me laughing, I loved his “cant wait” rant after the jets beat the patriots in New England in the playoffs, I also love how he will always defend a teammate of his on the field and off.

    However, after his first season here he hasn’t done much as a jet and it’s a good argument that the biggest hit he’s had as a jet was when he kicked Revis in the head.

    So with all that said it might be time to move on to Demario Davis he looks like a stud.

    Nothing but respect for Bart from this jets fan…

  2. contrarianjon says: Oct 26, 2012 9:43 AM

    Streak of not being the guy we thought he was…….

  3. hehateme2 says: Oct 26, 2012 9:48 AM

    His “effectiveness” has been an issue long before his toe injury. He’s in steep decline. One of Wrecks problems is that he hangs onto his old players far too long.
    Where was he listed on the overrated players list?

    Can’t wait!

  4. mdd913 says: Oct 26, 2012 10:08 AM

    Maybe he should just put some of that hot sauce on it.

  5. lrjets says: Oct 26, 2012 10:48 AM

    Scott made a tackle last week so fast, his jersey number was blurred. But yes, he is slowing down as is his productivity.
    OK…Jets haters—carry on!

  6. hehateme2 says: Oct 26, 2012 11:22 AM

    It’s not jet haters…. it simply realists

  7. mfinsrule says: Oct 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    why do I laugh when I read jets players, rex ryan and anything to do with feet?

  8. surfinbird1 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:52 PM

    Has Rex looked at it?

  9. scarletmacaw says: Oct 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    Game’s probably going to be rained out, so he’ll have another week to heal.

  10. kev86 says: Oct 26, 2012 7:14 PM

    Rex keeping an eye on his toe is pretty funny.

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