Thursday, February 26, 2009
Bart Scott to actually hit free agency? And visit the Jets first? Pinch me.
It appeared for a while as if ILB Bart Scott was going to resign with the Baltimore Ravens, but there has been no deal, and Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun reports that he's on his way to New York to visit! Boland and thejetsblog.com also have the story.
I am firmly on the Bart Scott bandwagon. He has all the attitude of Ray Lewis on the field, but he's younger and makes just as many if not more plays at this point of their careers. He would be a terrific leader for this defense and provide an attitude that would make everyone around him better. And he could be Rex's eyes and ears on the field.
Signing Scott would make up for losing both Coles and Moore. Receiver and guard would both still need to be addressed later, but Scott is the type of player that turns a defense from good to fearsome.
Let's hope the Jets don't let him leave Florham Park without signing a contract. Lock the door. Throw away the key. Make him a Jet.