Jets' Scott has new target in Tom Brady
Bart Scott, the New York Jets linebacker, has quite a mouth. Even after his Jets win games.
Lions fans should remember after the Jets beat the Lions in November (23-20 in overtime), Scott came out afterward and said the Lions play dirty. It’s the NFL, a little dirty is a good thing for a team trying to win a football game.
The Lions shrugged it off without much respect for Scott’s opinion.
After the Jets bounced the New England Patriots out of the playoffs on Sunday, Scott went off on Tom Brady and the media.
“This was the quarterback that couldn’t get touched,” Scott told reporters, via the Boston Herald. “(The media) talk all about how great he’s playing, but what Rex (Ryan) pulled out for us was his last three playoff games — what his record was and what his rating was then. He had a 66 quarterback rating in his last four or five playoff games and you guys didn’t believe that. You guys didn’t look deep enough into the notes.”
Brady did have a less than stellar game (29 of 45, 299 yards, two TDs, one interception and he was sacked five times). The Jets defense did a great job making sure he couldn’t find an open receiver, hence the five sacks. Mark Sanchez, who is now 4-1 in the playoffs threw three touchdowns, zero interceptions and was not sacked at all.
Usually there are good winners and bad losers. Scott has established a new category -- whiny winners.
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