Bart Scott: It’s a Joke if Jets Don’t Win Super Bowl
On a normal day, I would have an extremely tough time associating the name “Bart Scott” with the word “sensible.” The Jets loudmouth linebacker usually makes headlines for charades like his “can’t wait!” postgame interview or for threatening to end Wes Welker’s career. The only man wearing Green with a more freely-moving jaw is Rex Ryan, and Scott almost acknowledged that on Friday.
The only thing sadder than the Jets coach once again guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory is the Jets coach comparing himself to Babe Ruth calling his shot. Rex has done a lot of talking since he took over the reins in New York, but his team has yet to move beyond the AFC Championship. Since we’re not playing horseshoes, close doesn’t count. Scott apparently realizes all the guarantees are setting the Jets up for embarrassment.
“I think it’s about time we get it done and see this thing through because, after a while, people are going to start looking at it as a joke,” Scott told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio via Pro Football Talk.
At least we’re not the only ones who think so, right? Most would argue that Ryan’s guarantees have already become a joke, but it’s refreshing to hear a player acknowledge that there are consequences for making empty promises. We all know you never make an empty gesture to a Funkhouser.