Bart Scott visited The Breakfast Club to discuss the NFL’s rules on hitting, his coach Rex Ryan, and the New York Jets chances of making it to the playoffs.
“We got to win out. We put our backs against the wall. We lost some games that we shouldn’t have lost. We got Tebowed, we lost to Oakland so we don’t have the tiebreaker. Our only way to get in is to win out. But we’ve been in this situation before. If you look at the schedule, we got a favorable schedule.the big game will be against the Giants. I think whatever team looses that game could be out of the playoffs.”
If Rex Ryan puts pressure on the team because of his comments in the media.
“I don’t think so. When he makes those predictions, what it does is put the bulletin board on him and takes the pressure off of Sanchez. You now, he’s been around for a long time. He understands if people are worried about his comments then they’re not focusing on Sanchez and allows us and the rest of the team to go out and just play. If not, in this big market, we’ll have to deal with all the scrutiny and stuff but he put’s it on himself and they’re worrying about what crazy things he said in the press conference.”
Bart’s thoughts on the leagues crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits.
“It’s powder puff man. you running full speed, you got to realize where you’re going to hit they guy… It’s going to get dangerous, guys are going to start going low. You’re worried about a guy getting a concussion, and going to sleep for a day, then getting their knees blown out and being done for their career.”
“I think the NFL is trying to protect themselves from a lawsuit. Because as these players get older and we talk about people having Lou Gehrigs disease and things like that. What they’re trying to do is protect themselves from a class-action lawsuit later saying ‘You didn’t protect us.’ So they just put those rules in [but] I don’t think they really care.”
He also discusses his benefit for the injured Rutgers player Eric LeGrand, majoring in economics in college, his “Can’t Wait” rant, and more.