Bart Scott’s Parting Shot
After the New York Jets surprising upset of the New England Patriots was complete, Bart Scott offered some final thoughts about a game that had little-to-no build up, a game where both teams were clearly best of friends, with absolutely zero animosity towards each other. After such a contentious build to the game, it’s not surprising Scott didn’t run after Tom Brady and scream the message he had for Sal Paolantonio directly in Brady’s face.
As it stands, Scott’s parting shot wasn’t the end of his post-game yapping, either:
“He started looking for the rush when there was no rush,” Scott said. “He thought after a certain amount of time somebody was coming, he was fidgeting.. Most quarterbacks don’t like getting hit. They get hit and they turn into a totally different person.“
“That’s what we leaned on,” Scott said. “We leaned on the fact that we knew we had more playoff experience than that team. We know that when the pressure was on, those young guys wouldn’t be able to perform at a high level. We’ve been there done that and we let you guys build [Brady] up, let him read his things and that’s why he can go kick rocks.”
So yeah, it’s apparent the ole “can’t we all just get along” plea went out the window a long time ago, especially in relation to the Patriots and the Jets.
Next up for the J-E-T-S? The AFC Championship, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It should be a great one.