The title above probably isn’t a shock to most who read this article, though New York Jets LB Bart Scott has once again provided evidence to support it. His latest idiotic statement came in a news conference call with New York media, he said that the Patriots are buying into the “Jets Way” of going about things, namely players being outspoken in the media, and that the Pats want to be like the Jets. Here is his statement, including the “evidence” to support his claim.
“That doesn’t sound right, that kind of talk (coming from the Patriots). That’s when you know they’re buying into us, when they start sounding like we talk. Wes Welker start trying to be us, sounding like we do. That’s how you know they want to be us.”
Seriously? Coming from a guy who copyrighted the phrase, “Can’t wait!” from his famous tirade after the Jets beat the Pats in the playoffs, this isn’t that surprising. Let’s take a little closer look at his claim.
Bart Scott’s evidence to support his claim is the reference of Wes Welker’s infamous press conference where he poked fun at Rex Ryan’s alleged foot fetish video. Welker’s press conference was a subtle jab at Ryan, and left the media and fans wondering if his 11 foot references were a coincidence or shot at the Jets’ head coach. That’s a far cry from the Jets’ brand of trash talking. Who can forget Antonio Cromartie calling Tom Brady an “a**hole” and saying, “F- him!” that week leading up to the playoff game. And there’s Bart Scott himself, saying that Welker’s days were numbered because of his poking fun at Rex Ryan.
Hardly akin to Welker’s subtly, not to mention that Wes was the ONLY Patriot to say anything in the media, and he was benched the first series of the playoff game for it. Yep, the Pats are really changing their ways to be like the Jets. Now, if he was talking about the Patriots’ defense wanting to be as good as the Jets’ defense, he’d have a point. I’m sure the Pats would love to be considered as a top NFL defense.
Not to take anything away from Scott’s playing ability, as he is a good linebacker. Unfortunately, he suffers from a disease common in the New York (actually New Jersey) locker room: foot-in-mouth syndrome.