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Bart's impressive playing streak could end Sunday
All good things must come to an end, they say.
But the Jets are hoping Bart Scott’s 119-game consecutive streak isn’t one of them.
There’s a chance, however, that their veteran linebacker may be forced to sit out Sunday’s divisional game against Miami because of his toe injury.
Scott has been slowed considerably because of a toe injury (that was first labeled as hyperextended) and hasn’t practiced this week.
“I guess there’s a chance,” Rex Ryan said of Scott not facing the Dolphins. “But how many games has he played in a row though? A lot.”
Scott has played in 119 straight regular-season games dating back to 2005 during his Baltimore. That playing streak, however, doesn’t include playoff appearance.
“That injury is a tough one. The toe injury, that could have kept him out the last three weeks. It really could’ve. But he’s that kind of guy, he’s going to push all the way. …If it’s up to Bart, you know he’s going to play. But maybe we need to look at it and say, ‘You know what, Bart?” We’ll see how ti goes, how it progresses. Right now, obviously he hasn’t practiced. But Bart knows this system – he’s been in it 10 years.”
After struggling in 2011, Scott came into the season in better shape and far less talkative. The linebacker said earlier this season that he could be the best he’s “ever been” in 2012 – but that was before the injury.
“Bart was having a tremendous year,” Ryan said of Scott, who has 31 tackles (17 solo) this season. “He was probably playing as good as anytime since he’s been here. We've got to get him back, obviously you want to get him back as healthy as he possibly can be, Is he going to be 100 percent this week? No.”