Bart Scott: "I'm Going to Ball Out"

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Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Bart Scott was less of a linebacker in 2011. He didn’t play well, and he will tell you that. As such, we all saw that he lost snaps last year, especially on passing downs. Everyone around the team wanted to write him off and say that he is finished, and it was time for younger players to take over. How did Bart feel about this? He came back lighter, revitalized, and ready to have a big year. Here what he had to say:

“You guys tried to throw dirt on me,” Scott told the Daily News. “My prognosis: I’m going to ball out.”

There was one point during the offseason when Bart’s future with the team was questioned. They looked into trading the Madbacker at one point, and drafted Demario Davis, who happens to play the same position. How did Bart react?

“A lot people wrote him off,” linebacker David Harris said. “He’s hungrier, especially with them drafting an inside linebacker at the same position high in the draft. He responded in the way everybody thought he was going to respond.

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