Bart Scott Tells Jets Fans to Put Down the iPads and Get Loud
Apparently Bart Scott has a problem with Jets fans. As we have learned on multiple occasions, Scott enjoys speaking his mind more than just about any player in the league. Over the past year we have discovered that Bart thinks the NFL is going soft, believes the Jets are a lock for the Super Bowl, and that he would make a terrific addition to the WWE. On Thursday, we discovered he was not pleased with the Jets fan base a season ago.
“I think the last stadium was a lot louder and maybe some of the die-hard fans can’t afford tickets any more,” Scott said according to the NY Daily News via Pro Football Talk. “We have to challenge the people that’s in the stadium now to get off their iPads and tweets and represent the stadium and get loud and make it a home-field advantage for us.”
I did not watch enough Jets home games last season to know if Scott has a legitimate beef, but what I can say is that this is a huge problem at Gillette Stadium with the Patriots. Tickets have gotten so expensive over the years that die hard fans who just want to watch football have been filtered out. Last season, my friends and I were told to “sit down” when New England was on defense against the Colts on a crucial 3rd and short.
It is worth noting that this approach seemed to work for Rex Ryan when he first became the coach of the Jets, so perhaps the Green Teamers will answer the call once again and give New York a boost against the Cowboys Sunday night.