As it turns out, Tony Gonzalez wasn’t the only former player CBS hired this offseason who wasn’t sure about the “former” part of that designation.
Newly hired CBS analyst Bart Scott told Tom Pelissero of USA Today that he could “absolutely” still play, and had workouts with teams scheduled before deciding to hang up his cleats.
The 33-year-old Scott didn’t play last season after a serious toe injury which required surgery.
Of course, if he needs to take out any frustration after 12 years in the league, he sounds like he’s ready to take on anyone who doesn’t like his criticism.
“I’ve got big shoulders, man. I can handle it,” Scott said when asked how he’d handle a player bristling at his commentary. “If anybody decides to call me out on it, I’ll be able to back it up, because at the end of the day, the film doesn’t lie.
“I’m not afraid of anybody. Nobody’s going to kick my ass. I don’t mind saying how it is, and if you play well, I’ll also tell people how you play well.”
Frankly, we “can’t wait” for the first time this comes up.