Jets Can Dish It But They Can't Take It

There has been plenty of trash-talking this week leading up to the Patriots-Jets game tomorrow, with most of it coming from the New York Jets. Starting before the Jets even knew if they would play another game and kicking off officially on Monday, it’s been non-stop throughout the week. The Patriots hadn’t really delved into the trash-talking fray, with Bill Belichick even quipping that he and Rex Ryan wouldn’t be playing on Sunday when Ryan called out Belichick.

“I might have a little quickness on him, he’s probably got a little more strength and power on me,” he said. “I don’t think you’ll see either of us out there making any blocks, or tackles, or runs throws or catches. At least you won’t see me doing that. It’s probably a good thing for our team.”

Antonio Cromartie took things to a whole new level when he called Tom Brady an “a-hole” and “#### him.” He never backed off his comments, either. Brady shrugged it off, saying, “I’ve been called worse.” The only whispers to come from New England were when Wes Welker made several references to “feet” and “toes” during his press conference on Thursday. This was a subtle shot at the Rex Ryan foot-fetish controversy. Jets center Nick Mangold shot back through Twitter in his own subtle (OK, not so subtle) way.

Wes Welker is a great player. He’s really taken advantage of watching film. If we don’t keep a Spy on him, he could really open the Gate.”

Mangold’s swipe was a little clever. However, apparently Welker’s quip was one quip too many for one Jet (even though it was really the only one against a sea of them from the Jets). LB Bart Scott ended his unusual silence and completely stepped over the line in response to Wes Welker’s foot jokes.

“I’ll tell you what,” Scott said. “Be very careful what you say about our coach. His days in a uniform will be numbered. Put it like that.”

So Bart Scott has basically said that the Jets are going to try and end Welker’s career? I’m pretty sure that’s the meaning behind those words. I don’t know how they could be taken any other way. So the Jets can say whatever they want throughout the week, and when one Patriot says one thing, even in a subtle, way, then that’s too much??? PLEASE! The Jets are like that schoolyard bully that was great when he was dishing out punishment, but as soon as someone stepped up he cowered like a whipped dog.

This just goes to show the difference in class between the two clubs. The Jets can talk, and talk, and talk, and the Pats mostly ignore it and go about their business. The Pats tack a crack at the Jets, and then the threats come out. Ending someone’s career, or even talking about it, is no joke. Now, what if a Jet goes high on Welker going across the middle of the field? You know the talk is going to start on whether it was intentional, what the purpose behind the hit was, etc., and you know Scott’s comments will be referenced. Real smart Bart Scott.

With comments like those, he may have just put his foot in his mouth.

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  • Andrew

    Welker broke an unwritten rule in footbal…talk about the game, talk about the opposing player but families and personal life are off limits. The Jets didn’t bring up Belichick’s sex tape with a married woman did they? You know Pats fan would be spitting out their chowdah over that one. Welker deserves a reminder he crossed the line…good for Bart Scott although I would have preferred it was just done not talked about before the game.

    • kerl

      OH PLEASE the Jets are classless and they started the drama with the profanities and threateneing to end someone’s career. What welker did was witty and none of the wannabe thug jets could have come up with it.

  • JDiddy

    Seriously! I’m a Jets fan and thought Bart Scott should be suspended. Heck, if I said that I’d be arrested and fired from my job.

    However, go Jets baby! You gotta love that you guys, of all the teams in the league, fell for the old “let’s trash talk and get them off their game” routine. Why do you think BeliCHICK says no trash talking. You have a job to do! Priceless! Brady’s scared of Cromartie, Welker talking about feet. LOL! THANK YOU!!!!

    That’s why although I despise BeliCHICK (for leaving us high and dry of course), I can’t help but respect a man that sticks to his guns. Benching Welker. I’m pretty sure nobody else in the league would’ve said squat about his comments. Good for you.

    But, just like we all did after the game… celebrated for 20 minutes and began to think about Pittsburgh. It’s our time baby!!!!

  • jamie

    I’m not sure that trash talking had anything to do with the outcome. The Jets just played a better game and executed their game plan perfectly. The Pats didn’t and they’re home now.