Bart Scott: Jets won’t have “sense of entitlement”


The Jets did not live up to the hype last season.

Coming off two straight AFC Championship Game appearances, the Jets flopped to an 8-8 record that left Rex Ryan eating his words and the team reeling from finger-pointing in the locker room. There’s been less big talk from the team this offseason, although Tebowmania has kept silence well away from the team. Linebacker Bart Scott says that the change in tone is representative of the biggest difference between this year’s team and the 2011 edition.

“Not a sense of entitlement. Understanding how hard it is in this game, and how blessed we were to be where we were,” Scott said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “And how hungry we are to get back there, and be able to prove the doubters wrong. They have an opinion of us, and sometimes perception is reality. But it doesn’t make the perception the truth.”

Scott also talked about the defense becoming more passive last year, something that was visible on the field and led to less impressive results on that side of the ball than in Ryan’s first two seasons. This year, the plan is to be more aggressive and think less, according to Scott. The Jets offense is also preaching a return to basics by grinding things out in Tony Sparano’s offense.

A sense of entitlement doesn’t work with that style of play so Scott had better be correct in his assessment of the team.

23 responses to “Bart Scott: Jets won’t have “sense of entitlement”

  1. That sense of entitlement is embodied by non other than the packer fanbase. Ask them why and they will show your their ‘stocks’.

  2. The locker room turmoil and full team implosion is proof that they doubted themselves, which means in theory that by proving the doubters wrong, they will in fact be proving themsleves wrong. Or something.

  3. Nobody cares what the Jets have Bart.

    And oh! BTW, maybe someone who is relevant should be speaking on behalf of the team and not you.

  4. Well that’s probably a good thing since they haven’t won anything and regressed pretty much across the board last year.

  5. “This year, the plan is to be more aggressive and think less,”

    It’s hard to believe that thinking too much has been this teams problem.

  6. There have always been players who reach a point in their careers when the less they can play, the more they talk. Bart Scott has become one of those guys.

  7. Back to the baiscs on offense with Sparano? Since when is the (highly ineffective) wildcat “the basics?”

    PS- Shon Greene cannot handle that grind it out work load for a full season. Why they didn’t take a 2nd or 3rd rd pick on a RB I still have no idea…

  8. Sparano is going to help? The same guy who couldn’t get Miami to win either? Goofs luck with that.

  9. I would say the Jets are absolutely entitled to losing AFC Championship games. Provided they’ve never won any following the merger.

  10. Cant wait to see Bart standing on the sidelines a lot this year as the Jets will be running a lot more 4 man fronts.
    Cant Wait.

  11. Of course there should be no sense of entitlement. This is a bottom 7 franchise (based on lifetime winning %) and has been to only one superbowl- #3 at that!

    They have been irrelevant for so long they reach at any single little ray of hope. I’ve never heard so much talk about a team losing during the playoffs but holding that up as a victory!
    Do they get rings for that?

  12. “grinding things out in Tony Sparano’s offense.”

    yea, that’s really going to get them over the top… lmao! The rest of the NFL is passing them by, grinding things out…. really?

  13. Under what rule of the cosmos should the Jests EVER have had a sense of entitlement?

    Here’s what the Jests are faced with: They have the embodiment of entitlement, Captain Holmes, still imitating a turd in the punch bowl, while the Patriot’s draftees scored the highest in the “Challenge” competition at the recent rookie Symposium as reported by Coby Fleener in this morning’s MMQ.

    So until the Jests start filling their roster with players like the Pats, they truly are destined to forever be the Jests.

  14. Nice to see the Jets focused on playing instead of talking championships.

    They will be a force again. Jets have no doubt become the villain everyone loves to hate. The league needs that, can’t wait for them to win one soon.

  15. “That sense of entitlement is embodied by non other than the packer fanbase. Ask them why and they will show your their ‘stocks’.”

    Cheap shot Contra74. All the Packers do is win. You must be a frustrated Vikings fan or Bears fan.

    Sour grapes.

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